Hyderabad: Passport applicants can now upload Aadhar, Driving License, Voter Card through DigiLocker account.

On Monday, Regional Passport Office, Hyderabad, announced that the applicants don't need to carry a physical form of documents on the day of the appointment.

According to the Office Memorandum issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, the acceptance of e-documents stored in the DigiLocker portal is enabled at the time of filing passport applications and other related services.

Applicants can register an account on Digilocker before submitting an application if they don't have it already. The new system has two fold advantages.

Earlier, applicants had to bring original documents along with self-attested photocopies, which were then physically verified by the passport officials.

Now, at the time of filling the passport a button "Fetch from DigiLocker" will be displayed through which the selected documents can be shared.

Officials said as of now there is no move to completely switch over to online mode. Either of the modes- physical proof or digital documents -- will be accepted.


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