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Global Passport Seva Program for Indian citizens kicks off

The Consulate General of India (CGI), Toronto, rolled out the Government of India’s flagship Passport Seva Program (PSP) on June 12 to cater to Indian citizens living under its consular jurisdiction. Consul General Mr. Dinesh Bhatia handed over first few passports printed on the new system to the applicants at a function organized at the Consulate where many prominent members of the community were present.

The new system will further streamline and expedite passport services with better automation and user-friendly interface combined with data integrity and information security. It will facilitate efficient delivery of passport services by the Consulate with effect from June 13, 2019.

Indian citizens living under the consular jurisdiction of CGI Toronto are advised to henceforth use the new portal – httpss:// for availing passport services, including new passport, passport renewal, reissue, Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) and Surrender Certificate.

The link to the new portal will be available on Consulate’s website -httpss:// and the outsource agency’s website –
All the applications need to be completed online only.

The PSP was launched by the Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with TATA Consultancy Services (TCS). The consular jurisdiction of the CGI Toronto includes Ontario (Except applicants residing at Postal Code starting with letter K),Quebec (except applicants residing at Postal Codes starting with letters J,H, K), Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, Labrador. -CINEWS

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