Now you can get help with your passport, visa, and if abroad, get consular assistance, or even ask questions of the external affairs minister — all on your smartphone with the ‘MEAIndia’ app.

The ‘MEAIndia’ application, being launched on Monday evening by Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, will help users find out the nearest Indian mission or post for emergency consular assistance, if required, and also find out how to undertake the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra and Haj Pilgrimage, according to a ministry statement on Monday.

Users can also download and watch pictures and documentaries on India, share and contribute their own pictures and suggestions or even follow the prime minister on his visits abroad.

The app will provide all the information required to apply for an Indian passport, locate the nearest Passport Seva Kendra, download the requisite forms, calculate the fees and even track your application status. Online application for passports is also on the way, says the statement.

The app also provides useful information on Indian visas as well as visa requirements for Indians.

You can follow more than 120 Indian missions and get to know the latest travel and business advisories issued by Indian missions while travelling abroad.

You can also ask External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid “on the go, anytime, anywhere and get answers to your queries directly from him on foreign policy issues that matter to you most”.

The top two voted questions will be answered by the minister himself every month, says the statement.

MEAIndia has dedicated modules on Haj and Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. It will come in handy by bringing you the latest Haj News and providing details of your flight, accommodation and tour operator. The app also helps you apply for the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra and track your selection status.


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