Passport Reference File Number
What is the Passport Reference File Number?
Passport Reference File Number is a number that is given when any individual applies for the passport. With the help of this number you can check in the internet the status of your passport. This number is a unique number that is given as a reference number to all the individuals.
How the code is determined?
This number will consist of some alphabets and some digits along with the year of application of the passport. The alphabets depend on the place where you apply the passport. for instance, if you apply in Madras then the passport reference file number will start as MASW and end with the year of application (for example, if you have applied in the year 2008 then it will end with 08). There will be a box for selecting the year of application and you can just choose from that too. There will be six digits in between the alphabet code and the year. So in total the Passport Reference File Number is 12 digit unique numbers.
What is the purpose of the Passport Reference File Number?
There may be delay in the issue of the passport in certain cases. Some documents may have problems in the document. For such cases the intimation will be given via these numbers. So that when the individuals put this number and see they will find their status available. After checking the status you can go to passport office directly and check with the problems and can take necessary actions for this.
When will you get the Passport Reference File Number?
This number is given once you pay the money and submit the application form of the passport. You should keep this number safely and can use this for reference.