PASSPORT OFFICE BAGS COVETED SPOT
VISAKHAPATNAM: The Vizag regional Passport office has secured the third place among the B category Passport offices in India for the record number of applications processed and issuing them within minimum days.
The regional office which covers north and central coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh from Srikakulam to Guntur received 2, 25,225 applications in 2016. The office claims that it could issue passport in 10-15 days on an average in normal category and 1-3 days in Tatkal case.
The regional office generated a revenue of R36.88 crore in 2016 against R36.51 crore in 2015.
Moreover, the average time taken for submission of police verification reports by police has come down to 9 days in 2016 from 11 days in 2015.
The regional office conducted a passport awareness student-connect programme and also opened Passport Seva Laghu Kendra in 2016.