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  Concerned Department


The Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs is responsible for the issuance of the Indian Passport to Indian Citizens. Passports are issued to Indian citizens from 30 locations across the country and 163 Indian missions abroad.

All information pertaining to the issuance of Passports can be availed from the Central website All the Passport offices located in India have an online Status Enquiry Service, whereby one can check the status of a passport application by entering the File Reference Number available in the receipt. Applicants can also avail the facility to submit their grievances online, in case there are any.

  How to Apply for a Passport?

To apply for a fresh Passport, re–issue of Passports/ issue of Passports in lieu of lost & damaged Passports and for miscellaneous services, obtain the relevant Passport Application Form from any of the Passport Offices or the designated Speed Post centres or any of the designated outlets in your city. The form can also be downloaded by clicking here.

The carefully filled up Application Form has to be submitted, along with proof of residence, proof of date of birth, personal particulars form (if applicable), ‘No Objection Certificate’ (in case of Government of Public Sector Employees), necessary affidavits and other supporting documents at any of following locations, under the jurisdiction of which the applicant is presently residing:

  1. Across the counter of the Passport office
  2. At the Speed Post centres
  3. District Passport Cells
  4. Passport Collection Centres
  Related Links


Central website of the Passport Office
Regional Passport Office, Chennai
Status Enquiry, Regional Passport Office, Chennai