Launch of Online Payment System for Passport Applicants W.e.f 14th June, 2013, Online Payment System will be applicable for taking appointments at following PSKs - Ahmedabad1- Arya Arcade, Ahmedabad2- Sheetal Varsha, Rajkot, Vadodra,
Surat, Jammu, Srinagar, Guwahati, Saligramam, Tambaram, Aminjikarai, Madurai, Tirunelveli City, Trichy, Thanjavur, Coimbatore, Amritsar, Jalandhar1- Eminent Mall, Jalandhar2- Aman’s Plaza and at Hoshiarpur.
Online Payment System is already applicable at Dehradun, Chandigarh, Ambala, Ludhiana and Vizag PSKs.
With the establishment of Passport Seva Kendras, MEA has taken assertive steps to deliver passport services to citizens in a timely, transparent, more accessible and reliable manner.
With launch of online payment based appointments, applicants will be required to make payment at the time of booking appointment on the MEA website. With this, only genuine
applicants will book the appointment and number of no-shows will reduce. Under the new process, payments can be made while booking an appointment on the website – www.passportindia.gov.in either by Credit /Debit card (both Master and Visa) or internet
Banking of State Bank of India. Applicants can also use the Challan option provided on the website and deposit the money in State Bank of India (SBI) branch after generating Challan online. In such cases, upon the confirmation of payment receipt by SBI in online system, applicants can take appointment. Further, instead of applicant choosing the date and time slot of appointment, system will automatically give earliest available appointment.
The new system will be gradually rolled out to all PSKs across the country in coming weeks. As part of MEA’s e-Governance initiatives, the Passport Seva Project (PSP) has transformed the
passport issuance system across India through an increased network of 77 PSKs.