How to Get Passport Status as SMS Alerts

You can receive SMS alerts of your Passport Status to receive updates on status changes of your application. It is an optional premium option provided by Passport Seva portal. One can enroll for these alerts by selecting ‘SMS Services‘ while applying and paying a one-time fee of Rs. 30 at any Passport Seva Kendra.

Without enrolling for alerts, you can also manually track the status of your application by sending a SMS in the format specified below.

SMS to 9704100100 in this format ‘STATUS < SPACE > File Number ‘, for example, STATUS AMP013161247123.

Passport Seva Portal

In addition to Seva Kendras, Our government introduced an online portal for all passport-related services. This portal allows you to apply online for fresh / re-issue of Passport, Police Clearance Certificate, Fee Calculator, Seva Kendra locator, Instruction Booklets, Tracking Status of the application, e.t.c.

Official Website: http://passportindia.gov.in

Before you can apply online, you need to register at this website. Just go to the official website (link above) and click on the ‘Register Now‘ button. Fill in all the mandatory details like Office Location, Name, Date of Birth, e-mail ID, Login username, Password, Password Recovery Question and click on ‘Register’.

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Passport Renewal / Application Procedure

  • First Register at the Seva Portal by following the instructions listed above.
  • Then login to your account and click on ‘Apply for Fresh / Re-issue of Passport‘.
  • Fill all the mandatory details in the application form and Submit.
  • Click on ‘Pay and Schedule Appointment to book an appointment date’
  • You can pay online either through Net Banking, SBI Challan or Credit/Debit Card.
  • On the appointment date, go to the Seva Kendra (PSK) along with required documents.

Passport Status Explained

After applying at a Passport Seva Kendra (PSK), you may have to wait several weeks for approval. Meanwhile, you can check track the current status of your application by using the form on top of this page. Different types of statuses are listed below.

Status Code Explaination
Application submitted Your Passport Application has been submitted.
Application under review Application is being processed.
Application under review (Other) Your application is under review and you may be prompted for re-submission or documents or modification of data in your application.
Pending Police Verification Police Verification is due at respective Police Station.
Police verification initiated Police Verification has been requested. Your passport will be approved after a clear police verification report is submitted by authorities.
Verification Report submitted Police verification report has been received.
Verification report under review The report is being reviewed at your regional passport office.
Police report not clear Verification report received by your Regional Passport Office is not clear.
 Granted Your application is successfully approved. You will receive an e-mail alert upon dispatch of your passport.
Printed Your passport is printed and will be dispatched in a few days. You will receive an e-mail alert upon dispatch.
Dispatched It has been dispatched. You will receive your passport in a few days.
Returned undelivered Delivery Status is ‘Returned Undelivered’. You need to contact your local Passport Seva Kendra or Regional Office for details.

Disclaimer: We are not associated with Government of India or Ministry of External Affairs. If you have any questions, you can contact your regional office or Seva kendra.


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