After remaining suspended for more than two months due to devastating flood the Passport Office Srinagar will start online application processing from November 5.
Passport Officer Srinagar, Firdous Iqbal told KTNS only those applications will be entertained which will come through proper registration through website and through proper appointment. “The service provider is releasing appointments from 11 in the morning as was the procedure before floods. In the beginning we will give 150 appointments per day which afterwards may be increased,” he said. “We are resuming the service post floods first time.”
Iqbal said those applicants who have lost their passports due to floods have to get theregistration and appointment. “But they don’t have to deposit the fee as same has been waived off in their favour,” he added.
Asked how many applications have been received so far from the people who have lost their passports in floods, he said, “80-90 applications have been received so far. Also we have received back more than 300 passports from postal department which have been damaged. Those applicants will also get fee waiver,” Iqbal told KNS.