New Easier Passport Rules announced by Government of India

Get passport even if birth certificate not available [updated December 23, 2016]

New rules announced in a press release by the Ministry of External Affairs of Government of India today, will make it easier for many Indian citizens get passports, especially those who were having difficulty providing a birth certificate which was mandatory for passport applicants who were born on or after January 26, 1989.

New Rule allows using other documents by All applicants if birth certificate not available

As per the new rule announced today, it will not be necessary to provide only birth certificate and applicants who do not have a birth certificate can now submit any one of the following documents as proof of Date of Birth when submitting their passport application: Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate issued by the school last attended/recognized educational board containing the DOB of the applicant PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department with the DOB of applicant Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar having the DOB of applicant Copy of the extract of the service record of the applicant (only in respect of Government servants) or the Pay Pension Order (in respect of retired Government Servants), duly attested/certified by the officer/in-charge of the Administration of the concerned Ministry/Department of the applicant, having his DOB Driving license issued by the Transport Department of concerned State Government, having the DOB of applicant Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India having the DOB of applicant Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the DOB of the holder of the insurance policy

Other changes for passport applicants

Only one parent’s name required. Passport applicants can either provide the name of the father, mother or legal guardian, only one parent and not both. [Inter-Ministerial Committee recommendation accepted by the MEA] No spouse name required for separated/divorced persons. Applicants may not be required to provide the name of their spouse if they have separated or are divorced. They would also not be required to provide the Divorce Decree Orphaned children who do not have a birth certificate to show proof of their date of birth can now submit an official declaration given by the head of the orphanage or child care home confirming their date of birth. To view the Govt of India press release CLICK HERE  -     To view Gazette Notification CLICK HERE
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New Easier Passport Rules

announced by Government of

India

Get passport even if birth certificate

not available [updated December

23, 2016]

New rules announced in a press release by the Ministry of External Affairs of Government of India today, will make it easier for many Indian citizens get passports, especially those who were having difficulty providing a birth certificate which was mandatory for passport applicants who were born on or after January 26, 1989.

New Rule allows using other

documents by All applicants if birth

certificate not available

As per the new rule announced today, it will not be necessary to provide only birth certificate and applicants who do not have a birth certificate can now submit any one of the following documents as proof of Date of Birth when submitting their passport application: Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate issued by the school last attended/recognized educational board containing the DOB of the applicant PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department with the DOB of applicant Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar having the DOB of applicant Copy of the extract of the service record of the applicant (only in respect of Government servants) or the Pay Pension Order (in respect of retired Government Servants), duly attested/certified by the officer/in-charge of the Administration of the concerned Ministry/Department of the applicant, having his DOB Driving license issued by the Transport Department of concerned State Government, having the DOB of applicant Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India having the DOB of applicant Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the DOB of the holder of the insurance policy

Other changes for passport

applicants

Only one parent’s name required. Passport applicants can either provide the name of the father, mother or legal guardian, only one parent and not both. [Inter-Ministerial Committee recommendation accepted by the MEA] No spouse name required for separated/divorced persons. Applicants may not be required to provide the name of their spouse if they have separated or are divorced. They would also not be required to provide the Divorce Decree Orphaned children who do not have a birth certificate to show proof of their date of birth can now submit an official declaration given by the head of the orphanage or child care home confirming their date of birth. To view the Govt of India press release CLICK HERE  -     To view Gazette Notification CLICK HERE
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