New passport rules in India: All you need to know

New Delhi: so as to streamline, change and facilitate the procedure of issue of international ID, the administration has made various strides in the domain of visa approach which is required to profit the residents of India applying for a travel permit.

In the event of evidence of DOB while documenting application, it has now been chosen that all candidates of identifications can present any of the archives – exchange/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate, PAN card, Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar having the DOB of candidate, duplicate of the concentrate of the administration record of the candidate, driving permit, Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) or LIC strategy security.

The subtle elements of these means are given underneath:-

Confirmation OF DATE OF BIRTH

According to the surviving statutory arrangements of the identification rules, 1980, every one of the candidates conceived on or after 26/01/1989, keeping in mind the end goal to get an international ID, needed to, heretofore, obligatorily present the birth testament as the verification of Date of Birth (DOB). It has now been chosen that all candidates of travel permits can present any of the accompanying reports as the verification of DOB while presenting the international ID application:

(i) Birth Certificate (BC) issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Municipal Corporation or some other recommended power whosoever has been enabled under the Registration of Birth and Deaths Act, 1969 to enlist the introduction of a kid conceived in India;

(ii) Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate issued by the school last went to/perceived instructive load up containing the DOB of the candidate;

(iii) PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department with the DOB of candidate;

(iv) Aadhar Card/E-Aadhar having the DOB of candidate;

(v) Copy of the concentrate of the administration record of the candidate (just in regard of Government workers) or the Pay Pension Order (in regard of resigned Government Servants), properly bore witness to/ensured by the officer/responsible for the Administration of the concerned Ministry/Department of the candidate, having his DOB;

(vi) Driving permit issued by the Transport Department of concerned State Government, having the DOB of candidate;

(vii) Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India having the DOB of candidate;

(viii) Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the DOB of the holder of the protection approach.

Report of the Inter Ministerial Committee

A three-part Committee including the authorities of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Women and Child Development was constituted to look at different issues relating to travel permit applications where mother/tyke has demanded that the name of the father ought not be said in the identification furthermore identifying with international ID issues to youngsters with single parent and to embraced kids. The Report of the Committee has been acknowledged by the Minister of External Affairs.

The accompanying approach changes have been made between alia on the premise of the proposals of this Committee:

(i) The online visa application frame now requires the candidate to give the name of father or mother or lawful watchman, i.e., just a single parent and not both. This would empower single guardians to apply for travel papers for their kids and to likewise issue international IDs where the name of either the father or the mother is not required to be printed at the demand of the candidate.

(ii) The aggregate number of Annexes recommended in the Passport Rule, 1980, has been conveyed down to 9 from the present 15. Attaches A, C, D, E, J, and K have been evacuated and certain Annexes have been blended.

(iii) All the additions that are required to be given by the candidates would be as a self presentation on a plain paper. No validation/swearing by/before any Notary/Executive Magistrate/First Class Judicial Magistrate would be consequently important.

(iv) Married candidates would not be required to give Annexure K or any marriage declaration.

(v) The Passport application frame does not require the candidate to give the name of her/his life partner if there should be an occurrence of isolated or separated people. Such candidates for travel papers would not be required to give even the Divorce Decree.

(vi) Orphaned youngsters who don’t have any confirmation of DOB, for example, Birth Certificate or the Matriculation Certificate or the explanatory Court request, may now present a presentation given by the Head of the Orphanage/Child Care Home on their official letter leader of the association affirming the DOB of the candidate.

(vii) if there should arise an occurrence of youngsters not conceived with only one parent present, the candidate for the international ID of such kids ought to submit just Annexure G while presenting the identification application.

(viii) if there should be an occurrence of issue of international ID to in-nation locally received kids, accommodation of the enlisted appropriation deed would never again be required. Without any deed to this impact, the travel permit candidate may give an affirmation on a plain paper affirming the selection.

(ix) Government hirelings, who are not ready to get the Identity Certificate (Annexure-B)/No-Objection Certificate (Annexure-M) from their concerned boss and plan to get the identification on earnest premise can now get the international ID by presenting a self-assertion in Annexure-”N” that he/she has given earlier Intimation letter to his/her boss educating that he/she was applying for a customary visa to a Passport Issuing Authority.

(x) Sadhus/Sanyasis can apply for a travel permit with the name of their otherworldly Guru said in the visa application in lieu of their natural parent(s) name(s) subject to their giving of no less than one open archive, for example, Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India, PAN card, Adhar Card, and so on wherein the name of the Guru has been recorded against the column(s) for parent(s) name(s).

The Ministry of External Affairs expects that the above changes in the Passport Rules would additionally facilitate the procedure for travel permit candidates in getting their Passport. In the meantime, it would empower this Ministry to keep on delivering international ID related administrations to the nationals in a convenient, straightforward, more open, dependable way and in an agreeable situation through streamlined procedures and conferred, prepared and inspired workforce.

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