India has ranked 84th in Henley’s Passport Index
On January 28, 2020, the Ministry of External Affairs launched the Passport renewal reminder services. The Passport Seva Kendras operating under the minder services. The Passport Seva Kendras operating under the Ministry of External Affairs will send SMS about the renewal.
The ministry is to send two Reminder messages, one before 9 months and another before 7 months. Along with the reminder message, the passport holders will also be informed about the authenticate website of the Ministry which is www.passportindia.gov.in.
The Indian Passport is issued by the Ministry of External Affairs. The passport serves as a proof of Indian Citizenship under Passports Act, 1967. Around 65 million Indians hold passports as of the end of 2015. In 2015, India issued around 12 million new passports. This number has so far been exceeded only by US and China.