Now people of remote and hilly districts will not have to travel to Dehradun to make passports.



Now people of remote and hilly districts will not have to travel to Dehradun to make passports. Preparations are in the final stages on the instructions of the Ministry of External Affairs to open Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) which have been closed for the last about eight months. This will help people of remote areas.

The Ministry of External Affairs had opened Passport Seva Kendras in association with the post office in Roorkee, Srinagar Garhwal, Almora, Rudrapur, Kathgodam and Nainital after a long standing demand. In which biometric examination was done on behalf of the post office staff in collaboration with the passport office officials and other employees.
For this, the applicant did not have to come to the Hathibarkala Passport Seva Kendra in Dehradun for biometric examination. In some complicated cases, applicants had to bring online appointments to the Regional Office of Passport Office, MKP Road.

Passport office also issued order:
Uttarakhand Regional Passport Officer Deepak Joshi said that the Ministry of External Affairs has now given permission to open Passport Seva Kendras with post offices set up in remote areas as part of the unlocking process. The Regional Passport Office has also issued an order for this.

Soon Post Office Passport Seva Kendras will be opened. Also, the officials and other staff related to the passport office are also to be sent there. Currently about 400 online appointments are being issued daily and the appointment is being received on the second day itself.

Due to the reopening of the Post Office Passport Seva Kendra opened in different areas of the state, people from remote and hilly districts will not have to travel around Doon.

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