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16 countries provide visa-free entry to Indian passport holders: Centre tells Rajya Sabha

September 24, 2020 7:38 am

In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said there are 43 countries which provide visa-on-arrival facility and there are 36 countries which provide e-visa facility to Indian ordinary passport holders.

Lotus printed on new passports as part of security features: MEA

December 13, 2019 1:53 am

Asked about the issue, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “This symbol is our national flower and is part of the enhanced security features to identify fake passports.”

Plans afoot to introduce chip-enabled e-passports with advanced security features: Govt

July 18, 2019 5:33 pm

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan said that in case anyone tampers with the chip, the system shall be able to identify it resulting in the failure of the passport authentication.

World's most powerful passports revealed: Know where India ranks

August 19, 2019 3:41 pm

Japan and Singapore hold joint top spot on the Henley Passport Index.

Now, you can apply for passport from anywhere in India

June 27, 2018 12:32 pm

The police verification, if required for a specific passport, would be conducted at the address specified in the application form.

Explained: What’s behind the change of colour, trimmed information in new Indian passports

January 17, 2018 8:34 am

The government has decided to not print the last page of the passport, which contains information like the name of the passport holder’s father, mother or spouse, address, Emigration Check Required (ECR) and any old passport number with the date and place of issue.

Puducherry: Mobile App scheme for police verification for passport issuance launched

September 14, 2017 5:08 pm

Puducherry is the second Union Territory after Daman and Diu to launch the mobile App scheme.

Planning to apply for a passport? Here are some changes in rules that you need to know

July 24, 2017 6:10 pm

The Ministry of External Affair, which handles the issuing of passports in India, released new passport rules in December 2016. Few changes have followed afterwards as well. We look at all the significant changes enforced in recent months.

NRI body to Khurshid: Help Indians abroad get passports

April 08, 2014 12:38 pm

The organisation has stated that many of the affected people have become legal residents of North American countries after being granted political asylum.

Saudi Arabian authorities refuse to accept new Indian passports

May 20, 2013 10:14 pm

Harried Indian expatriates are running from pillar to post to try and solve the issue.

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