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Introduction

Passport Office was established in George Town in Chennai (formerly Madras) in the year 1955. In the year 1966, it was shifted to the Govt. owned premises of Shastri Bhavan located at 26, Haddows Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006, where a number of other Central Govt. Offices are also located. Initially, RPO, Chennai was catering to the needs of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry in addition to the neighbouring States of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. In 1976 separate passport offices for these three states were established. In the year 1983, RPO, Chennai was again bifurcated and a separate office was established at Trichy with its own jurisdiction. Passport Office, Chennai is primarily responsible for issuance of Indian Passports to the Citizens of India who are residing within its jurisdictional area. In addition to issue of passports, various other miscellaneous services like change of address in passport, additional endorsement regarding Emigration Check Not Required, Police Clearance Certificate, etc. are also being rendered by this office irrespective of the fact that the original passport is issued by Passport Office, Chennai or not, provided they stay in the area of jurisdiction of RPO Chennai.

Districts Covered

Chennai , Chennai Sub Urban , Cuddalore , Dharmapuri , Kanchipuram , Krishnagiri , Puducherry , Tiruvallur , Tiruvannamalai , Vellore , Viluppuram.

Regional Passport Office Address

Name of RPO

Shri. S. Koventhan, IFS

Address

Royala Towers No. 2 and 3, IV Floor,

Old No. 785, New No. 158, Anna Salai,

Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600002

Telephone No.

044-28518848

Fax

044-2851 3637

E-mail Id

rpo.chennai@mea.gov.in

Highlights of RPO Processing and Services
Calendar Year (2020)
Applications Received 2,17,765
Passports & Misc Services Rendered 2,19,916
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Regional Passport Officer
Regional Passport Officer

Name of RPO

Shri. S. Koventhan, IFS

Address :

Royala Towers No. 2 and 3, IV Floor, Old No. 785,

New No. 158, Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600002

Tel. No.:

044-28518848

Email id :

rpo.chennai@mea.gov.in

Fax No.

91-44-28513637

Name of the Officer of Grievance Cell :

-

Contact Number of Grievance Cell :

-

Public Grievances Cell

Name of Officer

Shri Bal Krishan

Address :

Public Grievance Officer

PSP Division, Ministry of External Affairs

Room No. 24, Patiala House

Tilak Marg, New Delhi - 110001

Tel. No.:

+91 11 23384497/23384519

Fax No.

+91-11-23384461

Email id :

passport.pg@mea.gov.in

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List of Holidays*
Date Holiday
14/01/2021Pongal
02/04/2021Good Friday
25/04/2021Mahavir Jayanti
14/05/2021Id-ul-Fitr
26/05/2021Buddha Purnima
21/07/2021Id-ul-Zuha
20/08/2021Muharram
10/09/2021Ganesh Chaturthi
14/10/2021Maha Navami
15/10/2021Dussehra
19/10/2021Id-e-Milad
04/11/2021Diwali
19/11/2021Guru Nanak Birthday
25/12/2021Christmas Day

* Note: In addition, Passport Office will be closed on National Holidays i.e. Republic Day (26th January), Independence Day (15th August) and Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October).