Started in 1978 and within 33 years of commencement the “PASSPORT OFFICE” Bangalore covers all the districts of Karnataka. With the advent of internet and more and more connected on it the Passport office has launched its official website in English, Hindi and Kannada with new looks and features so that more and more people can avail the services. People who have applied for passports can check Passport Status Bangalore on the website. For improvement suggestions and advices are most welcome.
Passport Office is located at 80 ft Road, 8th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore 560095. This office issues passports to Indian citizens which acts both as identification, for the purpose of travelling and as a proof of Indian nationality. The Consular Passport & Visa (CPV) Division of Ministry of External Affairs is the chief organization that issues passports to all the eligible Indian nationals. There are 37 locations where passports are issued across India and 160 Indian missions all over the world.
The Passport Office is open from Monday to Friday. (Except on public holidays)
Applications can be submitted in person at the office counters from 9.30 AM to 12.00 Noon on working days. For meeting officers the appointments can be received from the enquiry counter from 9.30AM to 12NOON and there are passport “Adaalats” conducted every Wednesday between 14.30Hrs to 1600 Hrs by the Regional Passport Officer.
The application forms can be collected by remitting a certain stipulated fees on the counters where the operator will be providing you the application forms for issuing new passports to which the receipts will be duly provided.
Shri. E. Ahamed, Honorable Minister of State for External Affairs, Govt. of India did the official unveiling of these services at the Bangalore One Centre in Malleshwaram at 1200 hrs on 5th June 2006. This function was presided over by Shri. H.D.Kumaraswamy, the then Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Regional Passport Office Services:
Application forms can also be collected through the Bangalore One Centers for the new passports. They can be collected by paying certain stipulated fees on the counters to any citizen of India.
Acceptance Of Applications For A Passport:
Initially these services can be availed only in 5 centers but after sometime will be available in around 14 centers throughout the city. The locations of these offices can be obtained on the official website of RPO Bangalore & Bangalore One Project.
Passport Services shall be available initially at the following BangloreOne Centers:
R T Nagar (22955425/426),
Jayanagar (22955450/451), &
Airport Road (22955440/ 441)
Applications can be submitted at any of these five centers without any extra payment or service charges above the prescribed passport fees.
BangaloreOne, in future is confident of broadening its services to the remaining nine BangaloreOne centers, and plans to provide other passport services like renewals and miscellaneous services.