CBI raids residence of Goa's Chief Passport Officer

The CBI raided the residence of the Chief Passport Officer in Verna village as part of a probe into the issuance of dual passports to a few individuals in Goa, an official said on Thursday.

Dozens of Indian passport stolen from San Francisco

Several dozen Indian passports have reportedly been stolen from a private company, to which the Indian Consulate in San Francisco outsourced various visa and passport related services.

32 Indian passports recovered from a boy

The BSF has recovered 32 Indian passports from an 18-year-old boy who was trying to cross the Indo-Bangla border.

No change in Indian passports rules: Embassy in Abu Dhabi

The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has said there is no change in rules regarding the process of updating marital status in Indian passports.

Passport issue resolved with Saudi Arabia: Indian Mission

India and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday resolved the issue of refusal of new Indian passports by immigration authorities in Jeddah which had caused concern among the Indian expatriates in the Kingdom.

Saudi authorities refuse to accept new Indian passports

Saudi authorities have declined to transfer data from old passports to the new ones submitted by Indian expatriates for updating, saying they have not received any official information on modification.

50 million Indians have passports

There are 50 million passport
holders in India and the Ministry of External Affairs
expect the number to reach up to 100 million in next 10

Thriving black market abroad for Indian passports

India does not have biometric system such as using fingerprinting and taking photograph of visitors at
immigration counters in international airports.

Thriving black market for Indian passports

There is a growing
demand and market for everything Indian abroad and this
includes unfortunately illegal sale of unused but valid Indian
passports, Prabhu Dayal, Consul General of India in New
York has said.