Delhi: If you want to get a passport, you should be careful about this alert from the Central Government. Otherwise, you may be in trouble. The Central Government has warned people seeking passport-related services not to fall victim to fake websites or mobile apps. A government alert said authorities have noticed many fake websites and mobile apps collecting data from applicants and charging exorbitant fees. The alert states that the ministry has noticed various fake websites and mobile apps collecting data from applicants and charging high fees for completing online applications and scheduling appointments for passport-related services (additional payment). Some of these fake websites are registered with the organization’s domain name, some are registered with IN, and some are registered with dot com.
This is the fake passport website.
- www.apply for passport.org
All citizens should not visit fraudulent websites
The alert further states, therefore, that all citizens applying for an Indian passport and related services should not visit fraudulent websites or make payments related to passport services, otherwise they may face loss. There is only one official website of the Government of India for passport services The official website of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India for passport services which is www.passportindia.gov.in.
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An official government app for passport services
You can use the official mobile application M-Passport Seva App, which can be downloaded from the Android and iOS app stores.