The Passport Seva Programme (PSP) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, provides passport services through the Central Passport Organization (CPO) and its network of Passport Offices, Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs); and Post Office
Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs). Consular, Passport and Visa services to overseas Indians/Foreign nationals are also provided by the PSP Division through the Indian Missions and Posts abroad.
Indian passports are issued through the network of 36 Passport Offices, Headquarters at CPV Division (only Diplomatic and Official passports) and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration. This network has been expanded by adding 93 PSKs and 424 POPSKs
as extended arms of the 36 Passport Offices. For Indians living abroad, passport and other miscellaneous services are rendered by the 196 Indian Missions/Posts abroad. All Passport Offices issue machine-readable passports as per the guidelines prescribed by
the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).