IIT KGP gets Post Office Passport Seva Kendra

The IIT KGP community has a new reason to rejoice just ahead of the festive season. The campus has got a Post Office Passport Seva Kendra which has started operations from September 27, 2018.

The center is located at the Head Post Office in the IIT KGP campus, near the primary entry point to the campus. The center will typically handle upto 30 appointments in a day.

Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) is an initiative by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India and the Department of Posts, to extend passport related services on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage. The Head Post Office (HPO) in the various states are being utilized as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra for delivering passport related services to the citizens of the country.

“More than 200 students visit various foreign countries each year for internships, conferences, competitions etc. Many of them do not have passports and visit the nearest Passport Seva Kendra in Kolkata which is about 140 km away. It is a welcome change for such students,” said Vishal Singh, Vice President, Technology Students’ Gymkhana and the official representative of the students at IIT Kharagpur.

Applicants would be required to obtain appointments through the online mode (www.passportindia.gov.in). Tatkaal, On-Hold files, walk-in and PCC applications will not be accepted and processed in POPSK.

“We hope to bring in all the amenities into campus in due course,” said Prof. P P Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur.

18 thoughts on “IIT KGP gets Post Office Passport Seva Kendra

  1. Please send your contact no. and when I can visit your office for passport matter.

    1. Contact the Post Office at IIT Kharagpur campus. The PO contact number is +91 3222 288062

  2. Hi,
    My mother has apply for reissue but havent received the file number.
    How to track the process.Above number showing invalid now. Pls help with you assistant. Thanks in advance

    1. Kindly contact the Passport office. This is not the right forum. We merely reported the news. Thanks

  3. Hi
    I apply for new passport but havent received the file number.
    I track the process.Above number showing invalid now. Pls help . Thanks in advance

    Reply

    1. Kindly contact Passport Office. This is not the right forum. We only reported the availability of the facility on campus.

  4. My biometry & verification was done on 9.9.19 for my reissue of passport with file no CA01C5074916519. On tracking anything is not shown. Already my old passport has been marked cancelled by PSK. Now what to do??

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