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from 2017 - 12 New passport rules
announced by Sushma Swaraj
If you're an Indian while not passport simply because the cumbersome
formalities to file for one isn't your cup of tea, here comes the great news
for you. Taking ahead the wonderful attainment, Sushma Swaraj junction
rectifier Ministry of External Affairs created some amendments within the
passport rules so as to liberalize and contour the method by easing some
complexities. The revised rules would be before long published via an
official Gazette though the same has been directed to the Passport supply
Authorities in Indian and overseas.
Here ar all the amendments wiped out 2016-2017 that have created filing
for a passport a lot of easier – comparative mode
I Date of Birth Proof
Old Rule: Any Indian resident born on or after January 26, 1989, had to
submit their Date of Birth Certificate as a proof of Date of Birth.
New Rule: As per the new rule Date of Birth Certificate is not a mandate.
Any individual born on or after January 26, 1989, may present below-
mentioned documents as a proof of Date of Birth:
1. Birth certificate issued by Municipal Corporation or Registrar of
Births and Deaths or any other authority prescribed the power to do
so under the Registration of Births & Deaths Act, 1969.
2. Matriculation Certificate/transfer/ School leaving certificate with
proper DOB mentioned, issued by last attended school which is
recognized by reputed board.
3. Pan Card with proper DOB, issued by the Income Tax Department.
4. Aadhar Card/ E-Aadhar with DOB.
5. Government employees:
Presently in service; the copy of the Extract of the service record of
Retired Personnel; Pay Pension Order having DOB mentioned
Both the certificates duly signed and authorized by the administer in-charge
of the Department or Ministry.
6. Driving License issued by the Transport Department of the
concerned State with DOB mentioned.
7. Election Photo Identity Card/ Voter Card issued by the Election
Commission of India that has the Date of Birth of the individual.
8. Policy Bond issued by Public Life Insurance Corporations/
Companies with DOB mentioned.
II Name of Mother and Father
Old Rule: While applying for the passport providing names of both Father
and Mother are mandatory.
New Rule: Any individual can fill the online passport application form
mentioning the name of father/mother/ legal guardian, mentioning only one
name is acceptable now.
III Passport for children of Single Parents
and Mother are mandatory and both the names will be printed on the
New Rule: Easy form application for the single parents seeking passport
for their children. Single parents may also file a request for not printing the
name of the father or the mother on the passport.
IV Number of annexes for Indian Passport
Old Rule: 15 Annexes to be filled as prescribed under the Passport Rule,
New Rule: While some annexes are merged, annexes A, C, D, E, J, and K
have been detached reducing the number to 9 annexes only.
V Attestation of annexes for Indian Passport
Old Rule: All the annexes prescribed under Passport Rule, 1980 to be
attested by any notary/ First Class Judicial Magistrate/ Executive
Magistrate were mandatory to file.
New Rule: All the annexes can be submitted self-declared on plain paper
and no attestation as aforesaid is required.
VI Marriage Certificate for filling Passport
Old Rule: Annexure A or Marriage certificate is must file for an Indian
New Rule: No such obligation pertains and a married couple may file for an
Indian Passport without a marriage certificate.
VII Indian Passport filling for Divorced or
Old Rule: Divorce decree required in case of divorced person filing request
also the name of the spouse to be mentioned for separated or divorced
New Rule: A passport can be filed without the mention of the name of the
spouse of any separated or divorced person neither the divorce degree is
VIII Indian Passport for Orphaned Children
Old Rule: Any orphaned Child need to present any proof of DOB like Birth
Certificate or Matriculation Certificate or a declaratory letter by the court
mentioning the Date of Birth.
New Rule: A letter declaring the date of birth of the Orphaned child on the
letterhead of the Orphanage, attested by the Head of the Orphanage will be
acceptable as the proof of Date of Birth.
IX Indian Passport for Children born out of
Not much hassle as only Annexure G is required to be filed while filing
for Indian Passport
Old Rule: Applicant had to submit the registered adoption deed while filing
for an Indian Passport.
New Rule: A self-declaration on plain paper authenticating the adoption is
only required for applying for Indian Passport.
XI No objection certificate for Government
Employees filing for Indian Passport
Old Rule: An identity certificate (annexes B) or no objection certificate
(annexes M) from the employer is a must for a Government Employee to
file for Indian Passport.
New Rule: A government employee seeking passport on urgent basis can
submit a self-declaration in Annexure N, stating that he/she has given prior
notice/intimation to the Head of the Department that he/she is applying for
an Indian Passport.
XII Indian Passport for Sadhus and Sanyasis
Old Rule: All the rule remain same for the sadhus and sanyasis and
mentioning the name of parents is a must.
New Rule: If any sadhu or sanyasi wish to mention his/her Guru’s Name in
lieu of his biological parents, he/she has to present at least one document
the name of the Guru under the header of Parent (s) name (s).
Indeed an appreciable step to make the life of a common man easier and
the system of filling for an Indian Passport mush easier and less knotty.