As to what has commenced like a major project, the Ministry of External Affairs directed for the realignment of the Passport offices in Vizag and Telangana. This is the first realignment operational after the State bifurcation into New Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The newly revamped jurisdictions for the Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) are as follow:
– Visakhapatnam Passport Office will cover both Guntur and Krishna districts along with the residents of Yanam in Puducherry. Applicants hailing from these places can choose the Passport Seva Kendras at either Vijayawada or Vizag while registering online. This change takes off Friday on wards.
– The Visakhapatnam jurisdiction will also cover Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Vizag, East Godavari and West Godavari
– The Passport Seva Kendras in Tirupati will cover Prakasam, Nellore, Kadapa, Chittoor, Kurnool and Anantapur. Applicants from these areas can also apply in Hyderabad until further updates.
The entire process of jurisdictional revamp is said to take some time, but the officials are already in action, making the changes happen.