New Passport Application – Online payment is a must for more categories to get a New Passport in India…
New Passport application in India – Now a day’s every thin going digital and scheduled, this time to get passport online payment is must passport services. Online payment and scheduling of appointment for passport applicants, comes under the Visakhapatnam Regional Passport Office, has been made mandatory for the more categories.
From now, prior to submission of Passport application, the categories like Tatkal passport applications, Police Clearance Certificate, inclusion and deletion of spouse name in passport, deletion of ECR, additional passport booklet, government employees, government employees spouse and children and minors( above 6 years) is must to pay online payment to get New Passport at Visakhapatnam Passport Seva Kendra.
But still, three categories of senior citizens, minors below 6 years, whose parents hold valid passports and Physically challenged persons will be allowed to walk-in without a prior appointment between 9 AM and 11 AM from Monday to Friday (except holidays) with effect from October 3 2018. These applicants, who come under above three categories would have to register online, fill in the online application form and generate ARN (Application Reference Number) at least one day in advance before visiting the Passport Seva Kendra.
New Passport online applications in India
To prevent overcrowding at the Passport Seva Kendra, the government increases the number of online slots from 350 to 450 recently. Tatkal has been now brought under the online category. There are no other changes in the procedure of filling up the passport online application form and processing of passport application at the Passport Seva Kendra. For more information, you can be had from the website www.passportindia.gov.in.