Official warning issued by the government against fake service providers, what you must avoid

Passport Seva: People can now apply for passports online from the convenience of their homes. Due to the increased demand for passports, con artists have created phoney government websites that closely resemble real ones in order to prey on naive victims.

These fraudulent websites are made to steal people’s financial and personal information, leaving them open to identity theft and other financial crimes.

Passport Seva Alert

“It has come to the notice of the Ministry that many fraudulent websites and mobile applications are collecting data from applicants and also levying additional hefty charges for filling up the online application form and scheduling appointment for Passport and related services. Some of these fake website are registered in the domain name *.org, *.in, *.com such as,,,,, and many other similar looking websites.

It is therefore advised to all citizens applying for Indian Passport and related services that they should NOT visit to the above mentioned fraudulent websites or make payment related to passport services. The official website of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, for applying Passport services is

Alternatively, applicants may also use the official mobile App mPassport Seva which can be downloaded from Android and iOS application stores.”

Official Website services

The official website of the Indian government’s Ministry of External Affairs for requesting passport services is The ministry makes it abundantly clear on its website that this is the only website accessible for all passport-related services for applicants across the nation. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is in charge of providing Indian citizens with passports through a network of 36 passport offices located around the nation and 190 Indian Missions and Posts abroad.

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