Passport services: Very easy! Now, use this app to submit your documents online

If you are planning to apply for passport or related services and worried about missing out on original documents or misplacing them, this government initiative helps you save the trouble. 

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Feb 21, 2021, 04:11 PM IST

Yes, now you need not carry any document and produce it on paperless mode. DigiLocker has been enabled to support passport. Now, you need not carry any document and use the DigiLocker platform to furnish the required documents, when asked.  

 

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What is this scheme?

What is this scheme?

Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan launched the new scheme on Friday (February 19) which would enable people to submit various documents required for Passport Services in a paperless mode.  Source: PTI

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No need to carry original documents

No need to carry original documents

“With the launch of this new scheme, applicants applying for passport services can provide link to their specific documents uploaded in the DigiLocker. This would enable citizens to submit various documents required for Passport Services through DigiLocker in a paperless mode. They are not required to carry the original documents,” the MEA said in a statement.  Source: Reuters

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Passport Seva Programme

Passport Seva Programme

"In the upcoming Passport Seva Programme V2.0, the use of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Chat-Bot, Analytics, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), etc. will help ease the citizen experience and expeditious service delivery," the ministry added.  Source: Reuters

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ePassport services

ePassport services

The ministry is also mulling to bring ePassport services which will increase security and improve facilitation of immigration processes at foreign airports.  Source: PTI

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What is DigiLocker?

What is DigiLocker?

DigiLocker is a platform for issuance and verification of documents/ certificates in a digital way, thus eliminating the use of physical documents. Source: Reuters