cancel or reschedule passport appointment online indiaWant to cancel or reschedule passport appointment online? In that case how to reschedule appointment for passport online without visiting PSK or passport office? In this article I will guide to do this activity. With the implementation of new passport application process now one can do everything with the Passport India website. Few rules also applied to make the first passport application valid for a period. In the other hand reschedule limit has also defined. In this article we will talk about passport appointment reschedule rules and procedures.

Why do you want to reschedule passport appointment online?

I think there could be various reasons we don’t want to happen, but we can’t control everything 100% in our life. So I think the 2 major reasons to reschedule passport appointment could be
1) Might be some other priorities planned on that day and for which you can’t attend to PSK
2) You might forget the date and miss online passport appointment date or may be at last minute

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Steps to cancel or reschedule passport appointment online

  • You have to visit Passport India portal and follow the steps to cancel or reschedule passport appointment:
    Login with your email id and password created while applying for a fresh passport.
  • Go to Saved/Submitted Applications screen and click on Schedule Appointment link. In that screen you can find two buttons: Reschedule Appointment and Cancel appointment.
  • Click the Reschedule Appointment/Cancel Appointment button. It’s not like first you have to cancel and then only reschedule. As per the new rule one can do this cancel / reschedule twice per year from the date of fresh passport application. In fact you will get a pop-up message with similar text on it. So be careful and keep a track of your actions.
  • If you click on reschedule appointment button. You will be asked to provide PSK location and then you can see the appointment booking screen. If you are lucky then you may a date to book your passport application appointment immediately. Otherwise it is the similar process you followed while applying for a fresh passport.

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Tips to remember while rescheduling passport appointment

After successful booking you have to take the print out of the new generated form. Visit your nearest PSK to complete the process this time. In case you want to cancel the appointment and may be rescheduling in future within 1 year than simply click on Cancel Appointment button. You will get a message saying your cancellation request completed.

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So both the situation is different. You have to think wisely before clicking on cancel or reschedule passport appointment online. Remember you have a limited chance to complete the process. In case you missed out both then you have to apply for a fresh passport again by paying the passport application fee.

Did you reschedule passport appointment online? Was that experience good? What is the status of your passport application freshly taken? Do you think the current online passport appointment system is the best system so far? Share all your questions related to passport appointment online process and make this article useful for readers.

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Comments

  1. says

    Dear Sir,I have visited PassportSevaKendra on 27-01-2015. But Verification Officer not accepted my application & gave me next appointment date on the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT LETTER.i.e on 19-02-2015. But I want to cancel the appointment as I need 3 months time for getting document. But I am not getting “SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT”highlighted though I tried a number of times. If I send a FAX message to PSK office,Can they cancel my appointment ?& I may be allowed to reschedule it in future within one year. IF cancelled, they will not delete the data captured (ARN number) from the computer system? PLEASE REPLY SOON. THANKING YOU,SIR

    • says

      Hi Raghavendra,

      I don’t know why that reschedule appointment option is not coming in your case. Generally it should come with cancel option. I think the best think you can do now is call the passport India toll free number 1800-258-1800. Regarding passport data I think it will be there for at least one year as they will provide you 2 chance max to re-schedule your passport appointment.

      I hope you will get your query resolved soon and also share your experience here if anything. :)

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