When submitting your application, you can opt for the SMS message service at the cost of INR 120 (inclusive of Goods & Service Tax –SGST @9% and CGST@9%) applicable per passport. This charge is over and above the Visa fee, Service fee or any other additional service charges as availed by the visa applicant.
You will receive text messages informing you step by step as your application is being processed until your passport is available for collection at your Visa Application Centre or is being couriered to you. Please click here for more information regarding the Courier Service. Please make sure you indicate the correct telephone number when opting for the SMS service.
This service can be purchased only at the time of submitting your application at the Visa Application Center and it is payable in cash or with credit/ debit card.