November 23, 2012
How to get passport appointment online - tips & tricks
Santanu Debnath how to
After successful application of passport online, your next step will be manage an appointment to visit local PSK for further proceeding. But this is not as simple as it look like. Although this facility can be availed only via online, but the time for slot booking is very less and at the same time many people try to book slot, so it's not guaranteed that whether you can get an appointment in one attempt only. There are few tricks to manage an appointment but those are also not 100% proof. Let's discuss about this and find out how to get passport appointment online.
First of all, visit passportindia website and login with your email id. Then from the first screen click on "View Saved/Submitted Applications".
Now in the next screen you can see your submitted forms details.
For security reason, I have scratched the personal details. Here you can see your application details. Next click on the "Manage Appointment" option.
Now from here click on "Create Appointment" button in the right side.
Now here you have to select the PSK location and then fill the numbers in the box. Then click on "Show Available Slots". Now from here the interesting facts starts.
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For every PSK there will be some schedule at what time the database will be open for appointment booking. E.g. for PSK Kolkata it is 3 PM every day. You cannot try before that. Otherwise you will get a message same in the screen. Now if try from 3 PM time and able to view the next screen, then you can see the available slots. Simply you can click on a slot and further proceed for booking.
But the thing is not so easy. As many people try at the same time, so the database responds to them only who has a high speed or 3G internet. For a general internet speed you might reach to that screen, but by the time you click and book a slot, some will finish the booking itself. So practically there is no such trick to get an appointment. But we have couple of choices or alternatives to get an appointment. Let's check them and try to find out whether they are useful or not.
- First thing you can do is to take high speed internet connection. If you don't have that or you cannot replace your existing one then find out among your friends. It will be a just 5 min task.
- Always keep trying to log in before 5 min of actual time. Keep trying, although you will get the massage. Because everyone will do the same.
- If you are able to manage a slot, then in the next screen you have to fill up the captcha or verification letters. Don't be in hurry, fill it up very carefully. Remember if you miss a single word, then you will not get a chance to come back again. You have to try next day.
- This is the last option when you have failed after trying many times. Although this might be illegal, but it is one of the popular ways. Hire a broker. You can find them easily just outside PSK office. They will charge you some money and you have to provide your login details. They used to have a very high internet to run this business. And without any tension they will arrange an appointment for you.
So after implementation of technology and improving the services actually the new passport application procedure has its own drawback. And brokers are always there to take advantages of such options. Anyway you can share your experience here and let us know if there is any other better way to manage an appointment. Might be this is not the case of every PSK locations, but I think people are facing issues. Kindly share your experiences if you have for other PSK locations than Kolkata.