With an aim to deliver passports on quick basis, Ministry of External Affiars, Indi ais launching new policies and programs for issuance of passports. To help the students to get passports on fast track basis, the regional passport office in Coimbatore has conducted special camps in various educational institutions. Approximately 1.3 lakhs of passports are issued by the RPO in Coimbatore. Among these passports, 15% are issued to students. Since more and more students are going to foreign nations for higher studies, government has made it very easy for students to get passport.
Passport Application Camps for Students
With an aim to deliver passports on quick basis, government is planning out passport camps at educational institutions on Saturdays to help students. Coimbatore Regional Passport Office has taken the first step towards fast issue of passports exclusively for students.
Even students from other states and districts can also be issued passport with their current address of hostel or private PG accommodation.
Students will have to present following documents to get passport on basis of their current address:
1. A certificate from their University or College.
2. Proof of birth date
3. Copy of Class X mark sheet
Authorities are also planning to make request to relevant police officers to carry out police verification for students.
Normally it takes at least 15 to 20 days for getting new passport. But faster police verification can help students to get passport quickly just within a week.
This year, the target of number of passports to be issued is increased from 1 crore to 1.25 crore passports. Educational institutions are being encouraged to allow authorities to conduct passport camps at their premises. Special contact line and mail id are also allotted for this purpose. Educational institutions can contact on 0422 2301415 to conduct special camps at their premise. Or can also send email on firstname.lastname@example.org in this regard.
Moreover more and more cities are also being allotted Passport Seva Kendra in order to fasten up the issuance of passports. Recently Pondicherry has seen its first separate Passport Seva Kendra. This will be helping locals and students of Pondicherry territory to get passports conveniently and in much lesser time.
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