Changing date of birth in Indian Passport - Now easier

Change - irrespective of the period that would have lapsed after the issue of the passport

While it was not possible to change date of birth in Indian Passport if five years had lapsed since passport was issued [to see earlier notification Click HERE] the government of India has announced new guidelines making it easier to change date of birth in Indian passports. In response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Shri M. J. Akbar Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs on December 1, 2016 stated that the Ministry has reviewed the policy regarding changing the date of birth (DOB) in the existing passport. As per the revised guidelines, the Passport Issuing Authorities (PIA) have been authorized to consider the explanation of each applicant seeking change in the DOB (irrespective of the period that would have lapsed after the issue of the passport) to find the genuineness of the claim and if the PIA is satisfied with the claim and with the document(s) submitted by the applicant in support of the claim, the PIA shall accept all such requests made by the applicant to issue the passport with revised DOB. In addition, necessary instructions have been issued to the Passport Issuing Authorities to accept digitally signed Marriage Certificates and Birth Certificates as valid proofs of marriage and birth respectively. In India the registrar of births and deaths is the issuing authority of birth certificates, however some local bodies as well as school leaving certificate documents also show date of birth and these can also be used to provide date of birth proof.
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Changing date of birth in

Indian Passport - Now easier

Change - irrespective of the period that

would have lapsed after the issue of the

passport

While it was not possible to change date of birth in Indian Passport if five years had lapsed since passport was issued [to see earlier notification Click HERE] the government of India has announced new guidelines making it easier to change date of birth in Indian passports. In response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Shri M. J. Akbar Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs on December 1, 2016 stated that the Ministry has reviewed the policy regarding changing the date of birth (DOB) in the existing passport. As per the revised guidelines, the Passport Issuing Authorities (PIA) have been authorized to consider the explanation of each applicant seeking change in the DOB (irrespective of the period that would have lapsed after the issue of the passport) to find the genuineness of the claim and if the PIA is satisfied with the claim and with the document(s) submitted by the applicant in support of the claim, the PIA shall accept all such requests made by the applicant to issue the passport with revised DOB. In addition, necessary instructions have been issued to the Passport Issuing Authorities to accept digitally signed Marriage Certificates and Birth Certificates as valid proofs of marriage and birth respectively. In India the registrar of births and deaths is the issuing authority of birth certificates, however some local bodies as well as school leaving certificate documents also show date of birth and these can also be used to provide date of birth proof.