While new visa standards have made travel simpler for all Indian passport holders, getting an Indian passport has become simpler as well. ICYMI: here’s a recap of the control changes presented by the Ministry of External Affairs in the ongoing months.
In excess of one approach to demonstrate date of birth
Prior, all candidates conceived on or after 26 January 1989 needed to submit the birth endorsement as the evidence of date of birth. Presently, all candidates can present any of the accompanying documents too:
- Transfer / school leaving / Matriculation Certificate that contains the date of birth of the candidate
- Aadhar Card
- PAN Card
- Driving licence
Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
- Duplicate of the concentrate of the service record of the candidate (just for government authorities) or the Pay Pension Order (for resigned government authorities), properly confirmed/affirmed by the officer/in-charge for the organization of the concerned Ministry/Department of the candidate, having their date of birth
- Police Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the date of birth of the holder of the insurance policy
Simpler for children of single parents:
The online passport application form presently requires the candidate to give the name of just a single parent/legitimate guardian and not both. This enables single guardians to give only their own particular name to their child’s passport.
Simpler for kids without guardians:
Stranded youngsters who don’t have any proof of their date of (Birth Certificate / declaratory court order / Matriculation Certificate) may present an announcement given by the leader of the orphanage/kid care home on their official letterhead affirming the date of birth of the candidate.
Simpler for kids not conceived out of wedlock:
If there should arise an occurrence of kids not conceived out of wedlock, the candidate for the passport of such kids ought to submit just Annexure G while presenting the passport application.
Simpler for adopted children:
If there should arise an occurrence of issue of visa to in-nation locally adopted children, accommodation of the enrolled adoption deed is never again required. Without any deed to this impact, the passport candidate may give a presentation on a plain paper affirming the adoption.
Simpler for children of masters:
Sadhus or sanyasis can apply for a passport with the name of their spiritual guru in lieu of their biological parent’s name’s subject to their giving of no less than one public document (Election Photo Identity Card/Aadhar Card/PAN card, and so forth) wherein the name of the guru has been recorded against the column(s) for parent(s) name(s).
Less annexures required:
The aggregate number of additions endorsed in the Passport Rule, 1980, has been conveyed down from 15 to 9. Additions A, C, D, E, J, and K have been expelled and certain extensions have been blended.
No attestation needed:
Every one of the additions that are required to be given by the candidates are as a self-presentation on a plain paper. No attestation/before any Notary/swearing by/Executive Magistrate/First Class Judicial Magistrate is essential.
Farewell, marriage certificate:
Married candidates are not required to give Annexure K or any marriage certificate.
Whenever divorced/separated, candidates are not required to give the name of their companion or the divorce declare.
Government authorities who are not ready to get the Identity Certificate (Annexure B)/No Objection Certificate (Annexure M) from their concerned boss yet plan to get the passport on critical premise have an exit plan. They can get the passport by presenting a self-assertion in Annexure N expressing that they have educated their manager that were applying for a normal passport to a Passport Issuing Authority.
Farewell, Annexure F:
Under the tatkal plot, candidates never again need to present the Annexure F: a testament issued by a Class 1 officer prescribing the visa to be issued under the tatkal category.
Apply, regardless of where you are:
You would now be able to apply for a passport from anyplace in India, regardless of where you’re right now remaining. For example, in case you’re from Delhi yet incidentally dwell in Mumbai, you will now have the capacity to apply for an passport at a Passport Seva Kendra under the Regional Passport Office in Mumbai, rather than flying back to Delhi. The police check too will be directed at the Mumbai address indicated in the application form.
Apply through another application
The new ‘mPassport Seva App’ (available on iOS & Android) gives you a chance to apply, pay & timetable arrangements for acquiring a passport.
No guardians’ name, address:
Before long, travel papers will be printed without the standard last page of the book, which contains the names of the guardians and address of the candidate. At the point when as a result, passports could never again be utilized as a report for proof of address.
Police check post passport issuance
Candidates going for new passport (that as well, under the customary plan) can choose a post-police verification option at no additional expense. Under this plan, the passport will be issued first and police check will be done post-issuance. (FYI: It is obligatory to give the 28-digit Aadhaar enrolment number to benefit this plan.)
Need for kids, senior natives:
In a first, the local passport office in Chandigarh offers need to children beneath six years, their folks, senior nationals & physically tested individuals in preparing their applications. The F-token office, as it’s called, implies that candidates need to take an online appointment yet don’t need to hold up in a line.