India’s online passport application service to start in UK from today
An exclusive online only passport application service in UK will be launched today, to streamline services provided by the Indian mission in UK. The Online service comes as one of the series of steps introduced by the Indian mission in UK to streamline services.
Applications with a total of 100 slots will be available on daily basis. However, he High Commission will continue to accept applications through post.
High Commission of India, said that With effect from July 23rd, applications for passports will be accepted at the High Commission of India through online appointment system”.
It can be recollected that the Indian mission had recently set up a “Public Response Unit” and a weekly ‘Open House” to cater to the growing number of queries from NRIs and people of Indian origin in UK.
Earlier this year, the Indian High Commission had announced the launch of an online booking system for the submission of OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) applications to tackle waiting time at India House premises in central London.
The process of outsourcing the collection and delivery for various services including passports, visas, OCI and PIO cards and various other consular services has been initiated and is expected to be in place by the end of this year.
– Sharanya Bharathwaj