How to track my Passport
The wait for the passport to arrive at your doorsteps post the verification always seems to be an
endless one. Where it stands and what is the status. The process of passport tracking hasn’t
been simpler than it is today.
Passport Tracking is as easy as anyone can expect it to happen. Gone are those days where
repeated visits to the Passport office were a necessity. Now, with the digital revolution, an
applicant can track his passport online. To do this he can visit the online portal
www.passportindia.gov.in. Once in, he will be guided to the option, ‘Track my application status’
on the home page. Clicking this link will lead to a page where he needs to enter all the
necessary and relevant information.
The process of passport tracking involves continues updating about the status of the applicant’s
passport. When tracking your passport application you may come across these statuses
messages indicating its progress through the system.
Application under review
Police Verification initiated or pending
Police Verification report submitted or under review or not clear
Passport granted or printed or dispatched or returned undelivered
PCC application forwarded or granted
You can take action, if required, according to the status displayed.
The passports are delivered generally by India Posts, through its speed post service. The status
of your passport delivery can be checked through India posts speed post tracking utility. If in
case due to the non-availability of the applicant, the passport is returned back to the sender,
then he can get in touch with the nearest passport office for further clarifications.
Alternatively, an applicant can track his passport by presenting his 11 digit passport application
number or passport tracking number. Information is updated daily and he can keep himself with
the progress of his application.
The status of the delivery of passports through courier service can also be tracked online by
visiting the India post’s online tracking utility and entering the consignment number.
Simplification of any process is always sensational. So has been the process of passport
tracking. The digital revolution has not only minimized the efforts to get the key individual
identity documents like passports but also helped us keep ourselves informed on its delivery
status through an efficient online passport tracking system.