MEA launches Passport Seva mobile app for Windows & Apple platforms

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has launched its Passport Sewa mobile application for Windows and Apple iOS platforms. The Ministry is encouraged by the public response it received for app’s android version it had released in March this year.

What is the use of Passport Sewa mobile application?

The app provides passport-related information on the smartphones. It is an extended service of the Passport Seva Project, implemented in Public-Private-Partnership mode with IT services major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
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provides an array of services such as status tracking, locating a passport office and other general information.
With the help of this application, users can have information on various steps involved to obtain a passport related service and related phone numbers in case of queries or concerns. It also enables them to search for a Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or District Passport Cell (DPC) in a district where a passport application can be submitted. This can also be searched based on PIN code. For certain states and districts, the users can search for police stations as well.
Indian citizens overseas who apply for a passport service in Indian Missions/Posts abroad can also access this facility for searching address and other relevant information. The fee calculator feature of the app facilitates users to find out the applicable fee based on the service and mode of submission. The app will also enable users to track the status of their passport applications by providing the file number and date of birth.

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