NEW PASSPORT RULES, YOU NEED TO KNOW

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NEW PASSPORT RULES YOU NEED TO KNOW

Recently, the Ministry of External Affairs declared new rules for applying for a passport. And here we have rounded up some of the major changes that these new rules have bought in.



  • DOCUMENTATION FOR PROOF OF BIRTH

As per old rules, submission of a birth certificate was compulsory for all applicants born on or after 26th January 1989. But the new rules have bought in some relaxation in this regards. Now, any of the following documents containing the Date of Birth (DOB) of the applicant will suffice:

  • Birth Certificate (BC) issued by the Registrar of births and deaths or the Municipal Corporation or any other approved authority to register the birth of a child born in India
  • Transfer/school leaving/matriculation certificate issued by the school last attended/recognized educational board
  • PAN card
  • Aadhar card/E-aadhar
  • The copy of the service record of the applicant’s (of govt. servants) or the pay pension order (of retired govt. employees), duly attested/in-charge of the administration of the concerned ministry/certified by the officer/ department of the applicant
  • Driving license
  • Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India
  • A copy of policy bond issued by the public life insurance companies



  • DETAILS OF PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN:

In a welcome move, the new passport rules has done away with the mandate requiring names of both parents at the time of application. An applicant now only needs to provide the name of either one of the parents or the legal guardian. This makes it easier for children with single parents or orphans to apply for a passport. For spiritually oriented people like Sadhus/Sanyasis, there have provisions made for them to mention the name of their spiritual leader in place of their biological parents.

  • ANNEXES

The total number of annexes has been reduced from 15 to 9. Annexes A, C, D, E, J, and K have been eliminated and some of them have also been merged. Lesser annexes means less worry for people to collate documentation.



  • ATTESTATION

While all annexes needed attestation from a Notary/Executive Magistrate/First Class Judicial Magistrate previously, henceforth all these annexes can now be in the form of a self-declaration from the applicant on plain paper. This means no running around for attestation that one had to do previously.

  • MARRIED/DIVORCED PERSONS:

The need for a marriage certificate has been discontinued (along with annexure K). Also, in case of a divorce the applicant will not be required to provide the name of their spouse. This is another interesting change that has been made taking into consideration changing societal norms.




  • WORK RELATED URGENT PASSPORTS:
    In case of urgent passports, if a government employee is not able to procure the NOC (no objection certificate) or identity certificate from their employer’s side, they can submit a self-declaration stating that they have given a prior intimation letter to their employer informing that they are applying for an ordinary passport to a passport issuing authority.

To view the press release from the Ministry of External Affairs with regards to the new passport rules, you can visit their website to gain detailed information.

Overall, this move is set to make the application process easier and hassle-free for everyone. A welcome move, we say!

So don’t use your lack of passport as an excuse not to travel anymore. Apply for one now, and get going. Don’t forget to visit our website to get insured before you leave on your next adventure!






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1,101 Responses to “NEW PASSPORT RULES, YOU NEED TO KNOW”

  • MIR FARAZ ALI February 26, 20183:43 pm

    sir will you help me to getting me a duplicate passport i reported in ps but they are not giving me a copy of FIR any other way plz to get a duplicate passport

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  • Shubh Sharda February 28, 20188:46 pm

    Does the above notification cover the passport renewal also?

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  • Shubh Sharda February 28, 20188:48 pm

    Does the above change apply to renewal of passport also?

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  • Nagesh March 2, 20185:05 pm

    nothing mentioned about renewal of passport.

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  • kishore kumar phalwaria March 5, 201811:16 am

    My file No.DL1061997833818 submitted on 09.02.2018, but till date my passport not received nor any call received from PSK

    Please update me.

    my mob no.9971390605

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  • SOHAIL March 7, 20181:00 pm

    SIR,i m applying for new passport n i have all the documents(aadharcard,driving licence,pancard,bank statement with photo attested,electricity bill,mobie bill,)is this all document will be ok for making my new passport,please sir let me know,i have no any criminal or bad records its police enquiry is compulsory for me….

    sohail

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  • JASWANT SINGH March 7, 20186:09 pm

    Will you help me .I need urgent duplicate passport in tatkal . Please corporate me. I want go to U.K. for join the new job next month.

    jaswant singh

    9953682341

    Delhi

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  • Jacqueline Hejazeen March 22, 20184:11 pm

    I will be renewing my passport soon. Do I need another person from my area to stand surety for me and to say that he/she knows me?.

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  • LENIN April 2, 20183:37 pm

    Sir,

    I have got married and my wife have the Passport with her surname;Now we need to change the Surname of her in the passport. Or we need to apply the new passport for the correction of Passport.

    Can you please suggest us in this point.

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    • sa May 7, 201811:50 am

      nothing

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  • RKJain April 3, 20183:16 pm

    Simplification is a good move. The name of kids can also be added as some countries require one to prove that minor child is authorized person with you. Aadhaar number (which is National ID)should be printed on passport. In fact Passport number changes with each renewal. A passport ID be created & printed on Passport on renewal. Change of address now requires one to renew his passportt. In fact an online facility should be there to intimate change of address.

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  • Mrs Jaspal kaur Sooden April 3, 20185:24 pm

    How to renew the Passport.

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  • Samarth Arora April 3, 20186:23 pm

    My vehicle accident occurred in 2010, which was compromised done in October 2013 and no punishment I was acquitted in the case of section 279 under 1 year peace maintain and ordered me to drive carefully which has been expired in October 2014, but in nearest police station is said that according to the rule you can not apply for next 5 years. I have verified my passport details 2 times and both the times police officers was sending my adverse report in the base of section 279 in this concern I want to know is there any Rule like this because i am very disappointed with this rule/low i want justice please help me.

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  • RKJain April 4, 20182:14 pm

    Public at large do not know as to what should be done with Passport of a dead person. Is it to be deposited some where or retained in home as it will auto expire after validity expires. In this type of situation, passport can be faked & misused.

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  • sunil kumar April 6, 201811:14 pm

    what is the procedure for renewal of passport. will all these documents be submitted?

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  • Ramesh Iyer May 17, 20182:54 pm

    Need information on passport renewal, based out in hyderabad

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