New Delhi, Feb 16: Hassled by the long process to get a new passport? Here is a good news for you. Soon there will be a procedure which will help you get your passport in just three days.
Aimed at faster delivery of passports to aspiring individuals, the Regional Passport Office would be able to give away new passports in three days after submission of relevant documents, a top official said.
The new procedure will enable faster issue of passport, without "any additional fee" subject to online validation of Aadhaar number besides details of PAN card, he told.
Those individuals for setting up appointment at the preferred Passport Seva Kendra centres would be able to fix it in five available days according to their convenience compared to existing practice of fixing an appointment at the next available date, he said.
On the current method of police verification, he said, Ministry of External Affairs has developed an 'mPassport Police App' for speedy submission of the police verification report in which police verification may be done after issuance of passports to the individual.
The new procedure would be implemented in Tamil Nadu shortly, he said, adding, India ranked third highest in terms of issuance of passports at 1.20 crore while Tamil Nadu ranked fourth issuing 10.08 lakh passports after Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Kerala in 2015.
(With inputs from agencies)