Passport won’t serve as valid address proof anymore, new format soon
New Delhi: Passports will quickly cease serving as legitimate proof of tackle and the Authorities of India is predicted to introduce a brand new format quickly.
That is so as a result of the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) on Friday determined to discontinue the final web page of the passport, containing details about mother and father, tackle, Emigration Test Required (ECR) and previous passport particulars.
A spokesperson for the MEA at present knowledgeable that the final web page of the passport is not going to be printed anymore, in response to ANI.
“A 3-member Committee comprising of the officers of the MEA and the Ministry of Girls and Youngster Improvement was constituted to look at numerous points pertaining to passport functions the place mom/baby had insisted that the title of the daddy shouldn’t be talked about within the passport and in addition relate to passport points to kids with single mother or father and adopted kids,” the MEA spokesperson mentioned.
“The Report of the Committee had been accepted by the Ministry. One of many suggestions of the Committee was that the MEA ought to discover the potential of eliminating the printing of knowledge contained within the final web page of the passport,” the spokesperson added, as per ANI.
The Ministry determined that the final web page of the passport and different journey paperwork issued underneath the Passports Act, 1967 and Passport Guidelines, 1980 would now not be printed.
The choice was taken after the Ministry examined the advice of the Committee in session with the varied stakeholders, and the rules of the Worldwide Civil Aviation Group (ICAO) concerning Machine Readable Journey Paperwork.
The final web page incorporates info such the title of the Father, Mom, Partner, Handle, ECR and previous passport quantity with date and place of challenge of the holder of the passport.
Passports presently are issued in three colors.
Authorities officers have a white passport, diplomats have issued pink passports and all others are blue.
The brand new passports will likely be designed by the Indian Safety Press (ISP), Nasik, he mentioned.
Nonetheless, until the brand new passport booklets are designed, manufactured and made accessible to the Ministry by ISP, the passports, and different journey paperwork would proceed to be printed with the final web page.
“The prevailing passports would proceed to stay legitimate until the date of expiry printed within the passport booklet,” the spokesperson mentioned.
(With ANI inputs)