New Delhi, Passport Rule changes India: The central government has come up with certain measures in the Passport rules which will definitely help ease the rules while applying the passport in India. Currently a hell lot of documents are needed to apply for a Passport, with this new measure definitely if will make it faster to get a new Passport.

Following are the list of changes made while obtaining a new Passport

  1. Documents which can be submitted as the date of birth proof:
  • Birth certificate issued by the registrar of births and deaths or the municipal corporation.
  • Transfer/school leaving/matriculation certificate issued by the school last attended or a recognised educational board.
  • PAN card;
  • Driving licence;
  • Aadhar card or E-Aadhar;
  • 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 or certified by the officer in charge of the administration of the ministry or department concerned of the applicant;
  • Policy bond issued by the public life insurance corporations and companies.
  • Election photo identity card (EPIC).
  1. All the annexes that are required to be given by the applicants would be in the form of a self-declaration on a plain paper and no attestation before any notary or executive magistrate or first class judicial magistrate will be required.
  2. The online passport application form now requires the applicant to provide the name of only one parent or legal guardian enabling single parents to apply for passports for their children.
  3. The passport application form does not require the applicant to provide the name of her or his spouse in case of separated or divorced persons and such applicants also need not provide the divorce decree.
  4. Married applicants won't be required to provide any marriage certificate.
  5. Orphaned children who do not have any proof of date of birth may now submit a declaration given by the head of the orphanage or child care home on their official letterhead of the organisation confirming the date of birth of the applicant.
  6. Government servants who are not able to obtain the identity certificate (Annexure-B) or no-objection certificate (Annexure-M) from their concerned employer and intend to get the passport on urgent basis can now get the passport by submitting a self-declaration in Annexure-N that he or she has given prior intimation letter to his or her employer informing that he or she was applying for an ordinary passport to a passport issuing authority.
  7. In case of issue of passport to in-country domestically adopted children, submission of the registered adoption deed will no longer be required. Instead, the applicant can give a declaration on a plain paper confirming the adoption.

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