The time taken in police verification for fresh passport applications has been reduced from 49 days to 34 days. The passport office has also decided that a passport applicant will be able to chose a convenient time-slot for submitting passport application at the Passport Seva Kendra.
Till date, applicants were given the first available timeslot to submit the application at the passport seva kendra, which often put the applicants at a quandary because of prior engagements. But the Ministry of External Affairs has now decided to give applicants an option to select a time slot that would be suitable for them. As per sources more information are uploaded on the website of Indian Ministry of External Affairs.