The Regional Passport Office in Chennai, formerly known as Madras, was established in 1955 and was shifted to the Govt. premises in 1966. The RPO in Chennai issues passports and provides other services like change of address in passport, additional endorsement regarding Emigration Check Not Required, Police Clearance Certificate, etc. to people residing within its jurisdictional area. The districts that come under the jurisdiction of Regional Passport Office in Chennai include: Chennai City, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Kancheepuram, Karaikkal, Krishnagiri, Pondicherry, Thiruvallur, Thiruvannamali, Villupuram and Vellore.
Applications for tatkal passports have to be submitted online and in case of emergency the Regional Passport Office Chennai can be contacted for preponement of appointments in case of emergency. The applications for a non-tatkal passport can be submitted at RPO in Chennai by Direct Submission at counter & through authorized representatives of applicants; by post, through travel agents authorized by the Regional passport office, through authorized Speed Post centers in Chennai and Pondicherry, through District Passport Cells set up in the District Collectorates and the three centers set up at Deputy Commissioners of Police in Chennai City at Adyar, Anna Nagar and Flower Bazaar.
Office Timings and submission of applications at Passport Office in Chennai
The counter for enquiry and help is located at ground floor, Submission of application and miscellaneous services like change of address, PCC, ECNR, Inclusion/deletion of spouse’name etc is done on 2nd floor; remittance of fee is done on counters A&B; submission of tatkal applications are done at Counter E,F,G,H, I at second floor. The passports requiring miscellaneous services are sent by post or can be obtained at counter G on second floor. Status Enquiry Help Counter is open from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.; submission of application forms for both tatkal and non-tatkal is from 10.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.; submission of miscellaneous services is from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The RPO in Chennai also has a grievance cell and the deputy passport officer can be contacted in case of any complaints or grievances.
Address of Passport office in Chennai
The Regional Passport Office, Chennai is located at Shastri Bhavan, 26 Haddows Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 006.
Contact numbers for Passport Office in Chennai
The important phone numbers where the passport office can be contacted are 044-28203591, 93, 94.
The telegram is: Passem and the fax number is 044-28252767.
For tele-enquiries the number to be called is 044-1250 244.
Data check and status of your passport application can be checked at the RPO, Chennai official site http://passport.tn.nic.in/