Passport Seva Programme (PSP) Division Passport Seva Programme (PSP) Division


The Passport Seva Programme (PSP) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs deals with the following issues and frames the policy matters related thereto:

  1. Issuing the following travel documents:
    • Ordinary (blue) passports
    • Certificate of Identity to stateless persons
    • LoC permits to travel across the Line of Control
  2. Issuing the following other documents:
    • Police Clearance Certificates
    • Surrender Certificates
  3. Administers the following legislations:
    • Passports Act, 1967
    • Passports Rules, 1980
  4. Manages the following:
    • The Passport Seva Project (PSP) in PPP Mode
    • The Agreements with M/s Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for operating the Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK)
    • The MOU between the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Posts for operating the Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK)
    • 36 Passport Offices spread across the country
    • 93 Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs)
    • 412 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs)
    • Cadre of the Central Passport Organization (CPO) comprising of 2,741 employees