Track Passport Status

Track Passport Application Status

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After applying for a passport the next thing you want to know is how the application process is progressing. There are various methods you can use to track your passport application status including the online method and also by use of an SMS tracking tool.

Online step-by-step process of tracking passport application status 

Step 1

Log on to the official website designated for the passport application purposes. The web address is http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/welcomeLink. Below is the web page that should appear.

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Step 2

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The ‘Track Application Status’ is what you will need to click on. By clicking on that page you will be directed to the below web page.

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Step 3

Next you need to choose what kind of application you are making from the drop-down menu. In this case since you are checking for the status of a new passport that you applied for your pick should be Passport/PCC/IC as demonstrated in the web page below.

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Step 4

In the text box just below the application type as shown above, key in the File Number. This is critical and without entering it you will not be able to track your passport application status.

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Step 5

Below the File Number text box is another text box where you are required to enter your date of birth. Ensure that you enter your date of birth in the same way and in the same format as it appears in your birth certificate.

Step 6

Once you have completed entering in all the fields click on the button named ‘Track Status’. What will be displayed on the screen will be the current status of your passport application. Some of the common application statuses you are likely to get include being informed that your application is currently being processed or that your application is currently in the police verification stage. You could also be informed that your passport is expected to be delivered shortly or that it is currently in the post office awaiting your collection.

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SMS step-by-step process of tracking passport application status

Besides tracking your passport application status on the internet you can also do it via the short message service. For you to make use of this text message facility you will need to have checked the utilisation of ‘SMS Services’ at the time of making the passport application. By subscribing to SMS Services you will be receiving text message alerts regarding the status of your passport application. And as the status changes you will get the pertinent information. The SMS alerts are a premium service meaning you will require to pay over and above the normal SMS charges. In this case you will be charged 30 rupees which are payable once.

Alternatively if you did not enroll for SMS alerts while making your passport application  there’s still an SMS service available for you to use. This will involve manually tracking the status of your passport application. What you need to do is to send an SMS to the number 9704100100 providing your file number. The format should be followed strictly and it should appear in the following manner –

‘STATUS AMP067264727415’ with AMP067264727415 being the  file number.