MEA takes passport services closer to citizens

In the past one year, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has rendered one crore passport services, organised over 500 Passport Melas on weekends at various Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) and over 100 Passport Seva Camps in far-off locations across India to take passport services closer to citizens.

Passport issuing officers felicitated on Passport Seva Divas

 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday felicitated passport issuing officers here and abroad on the occasion of Passport Seva Divas and asked them to take more effective steps to make the system worthy of emulation.

US experiencing delay in visa and passport processing globally

 The US is experiencing a worldwide delay in processing of visa and passports at its overseas missions, including India, due to technical difficulties.

J&K: Not Indian by birth, says Kashmiri Separatist leader Geelani

Separatist Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday said that he is not an Indian by birth.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani declares he is just Indian for passport, not by birth
Syed Ali Shah Geelani declares he is just Indian for passport, not by birth

Separatist Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday said he was not an Indian by birth.

US indicts 15 Chinese in college test, passport scam

A US grand jury has indicted 15 Chinese citizens with conspiracy, fraud and forging passports as part of a scam to fake college entrance examinations, prosecutors said Thursday.

Bengaluru office issues record number of passports

 

Bengaluru: The regional passport office here in Karnataka issued a record 2.7 lakh passports in the first five months of this year, generating a revenue of Rs 44 crore, an official said on Wednesday.

Sanjay Nirupam urges Centre not to issue passport to Geelani

Amidst the controversy surrounding the issuance of passport to hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, AICC spokesperson Sanjay Nirupam on Friday urged the Centre to desist from such a move.

Geelani should declare himself Indian for passport: Parrikar

Separatist Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani should declare he is an Indian to get a passport, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.

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Geelani's passport application will be processed on merit: MHA

The request of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for passport will be processed on "merit" depending on completion of "formalities" by him, the Union Home Ministry said on Thursday, amid a row over the issue that has divided ruling PDP and BJP in Jammu and Kashmir.

Centre to take decision on issuing passport to Geelani: BJP

Asserting that there was "no difference" with its ally PDP over issuance of passport to Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, BJP Thursday said a decision on the matter would be taken by the Centre keeping in view security aspects.

DNA: Analysis of Hurriyat chief Syed Geelani's passport issue

J&K's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are in conflict again -now over a passport for separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani.

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Due procedure should be followed for passport to Geelani: Congress

 Congress on Wednesday said due procedures should be followed while deciding on the application for issuance of passport to hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for visiting his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia.

PDP to approach Centre for passport to Geelani: Mehbooba Mufti

Ignoring ally BJP's objections, PDP on Wednesday said it will ask the Centre to grant passport to separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani on "humanitarian" grounds even as NC leader Omar Abdullah questioned why it was being made an issue when he has been given passport earlier also.

Fall in line to get passport: BJP to Geelani

Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP on Sunday said hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani should acknowledge he is Indian and "apologise" for his anti-national activities if he wants to get passport to visit his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia.

Solar Impulse pilot Piccard gets his passport stamped; team flies to Varanasi
Solar Impulse pilot Piccard gets his passport stamped; team flies to Varanasi

When solar-powered planes took the challenge to be the first to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun, the makers didn't know that they will have greater challenges to tackle. Upon reaching India, the pilots got the real picture of India's red tapism and bureaucracy which led to major delays in their schedule.

Sri Lanka court bars Rajapaksa's brother from leaving the country

A Sri Lankan court on Monday imposed a travel ban on Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, former defence secretary and brother of ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa, and impounded his passport amid a probe into huge private floating arsenals set up during the previous regime when he was in office.

Soon, Smart passport to be launched in India!

The new age e-passports are soon expected to be rolled out in the country.

Now, you can get passport in just 10 days through online process

For now people could get their passports in just 10 days through an online application.