How to Track Passport Application at www.passport.gov.in
Have you applied for your passport? Check passport status here. This post shares offline as well online ways to know the application status of your passport. Our portal also updates application status check procedures for ration card. The official website of the passport seva offers this facility.
The detailed procedure with instructions will help the passport applicants. After you apply and visit the passport office, it takes few days to receive it. During this period, you can track how far your application is gone. The benefit of passport status checking is that you get information on the discrepancy if any.
While applying for the passport, you receive your application file number. Keep this 15 digits alphanumeric file number ready with you. Passport tracking requires the application or file number. We have also explained offline methods to check passport status. The procedure of passport issue is much faster than before. The passport can be applied under Tatkal or Regular scheme. Applicants of Tatkal passport can also use the same procedure to know the status. If you are also applied for your PAN card, you can check PAN card application status details here.
Check Online Passport Status at Passport Seva Portal
Wait for a couple of days after applying for the passport. Once you visit the passport office, you can start tracking passport status. The passport application details are updated on the passport Seva portal. To make it simple for you, we have shared the official link to the official portal.
- Access the website of passport seva
- Choose the type of the application as passport/PCC/IC.
- Now key in your 15 digit file number.
- Indicate your date of birth by selecting. It should be different from the one you have mentioned in the application.
- Now hit the ‘track status’ button and see the status messages.
If the passport is dispatched, it will be reflected on the screen. Sometimes, applications are delayed due to want of additional documents. The status message will indicate such issues. You should immediately submit the documents to your passport seva Kendra or RPO. Also you can check ECS status, TRRN status, PPO status, etc.
How to Get Status of Passport By SMS Service
Now we can get the passport status on our mobile by SMS. Send an SMS in the below format to 970 4100 100
STATUS <your 15 digit application file number>
You will receive a message with your passport application status in few minutes. If possible, use the same mobile number as mentioned in your application form.
Passport Enquiry by SMS Service | Phone Call
Call on the national call centre number 1800 258 1800 for passport enquiry. Inform your file number and know the application position.
To avail the SMS service, you should select the SMS service option in the application form. Find ‘Enrol for SMS service’ at the website passport.gov.in
This will update you on your application status by SMS on your mobile number. You may also call the number of your regional passport office for this enquiry. Know your customer status is compulsory for all the process.
m-Passport Seva Mobile App Download
Smartphone users can now check passport status on the go. The official mobile app known and M-Passport Seva is available in play store and well app store. Users can download it for free for Android phones or iPhone. The app is designed to provide all the passport related services to the citizens. This app is one of the largest National e-Governance Plans.
This app offers the facility to track passport application status. It also helps in locating your nearest passport seva Kendra. General information on application and documents are also available with the app.
Conclusion of Passport Status
If you find any delay in receiving your passport, the passport status will surely help you. If the status messages show any issue, contact your regional passport office. The government has largely simplified the passport application procedure. It is also made faster and simpler than before. If you have applied for renewal of your passport, you can still the application renewal status online. Use the same procedure and get the details online. If you are using HDFC credit cards of any leading bank, check credit card application status available on our blog.