You need to run to all the way from Tirupati to Hyderabad to get a passport thanks to the central government's decision to open more passport issue centers in Andhra Pradesh. The Govt .of India has announced 7 more Pass Port Issue Centers to the state of Andhra Pradesh. The new centers will come up at Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Nizamabad, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam and Karimnagar (mini passport service center). At present, AP has only one center in Hyderabad making it difficult for other regions to get a passport. Following is the list of new passport issue centers in Andhra Pradesh and online application / Online Registration procedure:
1) Hyderabad: 3 Centers
2) Vijayawada: 1 center
3) Nizamabad : 1 center
4) Tirupathi: 1 center
5) Vizag: 1 center
6) Karimnagar: 1 Mini Service Center
Apart from these, the Govt. of India has also sanctioned a mini passport issue center at Karimnagar. Ministry of External Affairs has issued orders in this respect. This will enable the authorities for quick process and reduce delay in issuing passports. Applications received online were kept pending for months at present in Hyderabad and it also became a big financial activity for mediators. The new Passport Seva Kendras in Hyderabad are started functioning making the process a bit easier and smooth.
People can register / apply online for passports through official website of Regional Passport Office www.ap.nic.in/passport/ . OR you can download the application forms from the website and submit in the passport issue center. Detailed application procedure, check list of certificates and documents required and fee info are also available on the website.