UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1614
TO BE ANSWERED ON 16.03.2017
REGIONAL PASSPORT OFFICE AT VIJAYAWADA IN ANDHRA PRADESH
1614. SHRI T.G. VENKATESH:
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is planning to establish a Regional Passport Office in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh;
(b) if so, the details and the status thereof; and
(c) by what time the passport office would be established and the reasons for the delay, if any?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]
(a) & (b) The Government has established a Passport Office at Vijayawada. Necessary notification is being issued to this effect. An officer has also been appointed to head the Passport Office at Vijayawada.
(c) The Passport Office is temporarily operating out of the premises of the Passport Seva Kendra at Vijayawada. As soon as suitable premises are located, the Passport Office would be shifted into it.