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How to check passport status online?

How to check passport status online?
This story is from May 30, 2018
TOI-Online / May 30, 2018, 17:46 IS
For an applicant to check his / her application status, all they need to do is to visit the official website of the Passport service, which is www.passportindia.gov.in. On this website you can directly click on the option ‘Track Your Application Status’ by which you will be redirected to a new tab where you will have the following information -
You will have to select from the three options:
  • Diplomatic / Official Application Status

  • If yours is not a diplomatic passport or RTI application, choose application status

  • After which you will have to enter your file number, which has 15 alphanumeric characters and is written on the Acknowledgment Letter. This letter is issued after the application process is complete at the exit counter. It is also issued at the end of the manual application process at the SPC, DPC and CSC. Also, you can check by reference file number.

  • In the last field you need to fill your date of birth. You can also know your passport status with your date of birth.

  • After filling all the information, you will be redirected to the ‘’ page. Here, the following details are available:

  • The application submission date

  • The passport current status

  • After knowing all this, you can await delivery of your passport or take action in case of a delay, accordingly.