The mPassport Seva App was launched by Ministry of External Affairs to take a step closer to Digital India on the occasion of the Sixth Passport Seva Divas on Wednesday, allows migrant applicants to apply for a passport from their original place of residence. Within two days the App has registered 1 Million Users. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed this on Twitter on Friday.
“Passport Seva mobile App launched recently by the Ministry of External Affairs recently has already registered 1 million downloads,” Swaraj tweeted. Through the application, which is available on Android and iOS platforms, users can apply, pay and schedule appointments for acquiring a passport. Now, irrespective of your current place of residence, you can choose the Regional Passport Office (RPO) and the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) or Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) while submitting an application. This means, for instance, if you are originally from Delhi but residing in Mumbai, you can apply for a passport from Mumbai City. The application will also benefit users as it does not require access to a computer or printer. You will not have to go to other city and stand in queues for hours.