Indian passport

Passport won't serve as valid address proof anymore, new format soon

Passport won't serve as valid address proof anymore, new format soon

Under the new format, the last page of the passport will be left blank.

Jan 12, 2018, 19:52 PM IST
Power of Passport: India fares worse than Zimbabwe, but better than Pakistan

Power of Passport: India fares worse than Zimbabwe, but better than Pakistan

India's passport has risen from 78 to 75 in ranking for world's most powerful passports based on number of countries allowing visa-free travel. Indians are allowed visa-free access by 51 countries.

Oct 25, 2017, 11:32 AM IST
H-1B Visa issue: We are engaged with the US, says government

H-1B Visa issue: We are engaged with the US, says government

India on Thursday said it is engaged with the Donald Trump administration as well as members of the US Congress on concerns regarding the H1B visa issue, amidst apprehension that there may be a clamp down on it which can hurt Indian IT industry.

Feb 09, 2017, 23:15 PM IST

'German passport world's strongest, India ranks 78th'

A German passport is the world`s strongest while the Indian is ranked 78th in the popular ranking of the world`s passports by a global advisory firm.

Jan 17, 2017, 23:37 PM IST
Indian passport ranks 78th among world's strongest with low visa-free score; Germany tops

Indian passport ranks 78th among world's strongest with low visa-free score; Germany tops

The Indian passport has been ranked a lowly 78 position in a global ranking of the world's most powerful passports with a visa-free score of just 46.

Jan 17, 2017, 19:51 PM IST
79% passports delayed, Delhi Police verification fastest

79% passports delayed, Delhi Police verification fastest

It took 71 days to issue an Indian passport in 2014, nearly three times as long as the 24 days fixed by the government.

Jun 09, 2016, 11:41 AM IST
15% duty on certain goods on India return after 1-year foreign stay

15% duty on certain goods on India return after 1-year foreign stay

Indians returning home after a year-long foreign stay will have to pay 15 percent duty on bringing colour television, home theatre system and bullion other than ornaments into the country

Apr 10, 2016, 22:59 PM IST

Goans opting for Portuguese nationality cause of concern: CM Laxmikant Parsekar

 Expressing concern over increasing number of people from Goa surrendering their Indian passports to opt for Portuguese citizenship, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday said that the state government was pursuing the issue with the External Affairs Ministry.

Aug 04, 2015, 22:16 PM IST

DNA: Syed Ali Geelani's separatist rant - Not an Indian by birth, passport a compulsion

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

Jun 05, 2015, 22:53 PM IST

India more progressive than US on transgenders: Activist Amruta Alpana Soni

India is much more progressive than the US when it comes to the third sex, says activist Amruta Alpesh Soni. She is only the second to get an Indian passport in the "T" (transgender) category and the first such to get a US visa, albiet under the "female" category.

Jun 02, 2015, 15:00 PM IST
Geelani seeks passport to visit ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia, BJP asks him to apologise for past mistakes

Geelani seeks passport to visit ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia, BJP asks him to apologise for past mistakes

Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has reportedly applied for an Indian passport to go to Saudi Arabia and visit his ailing daughter. However, the ruling BJP has reacted strongly to his application for an Indian passport and sought an apology from the separatist leader for his anti-India activities.

May 19, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

New software has simplified passport application process: RPO

The introduction of a new software has simplified the passport application process in the country, according to Regional Passport Officer, Mumbai Swati Kulkarni

Dec 13, 2014, 15:39 PM IST

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.

Mar 11, 2014, 13:02 PM IST

UK visa: Online payment must for Indians from Dec 16

All Indians seeking British visa will have to pay the visa fees online through debit or credit cards as other mode of payments such as cash or demand draft will be discontinued from December 16.

Dec 05, 2013, 18:50 PM IST

Nepalese national held for forging passport

A 33-year-old Nepalese man, deported by Singapore authorities after he travelled there on a fake Indian passport, was arrested at the airport here on Sunday.

Aug 18, 2013, 18:21 PM IST

India hopes for early resolution of US visa row issue

India on Wednesday said it has conveyed its concerns to the US over the hike in fees for H1B and L category visas and hopes for an "early resolution" of the issue as the move was affecting Indian companies.

Dec 14, 2011, 14:23 PM IST

Nepal minister with Indian passport, Tibetan ID, forced to quit

Lharkyal Lama had added colour to the cabinet in his maroon and yellow robes.

Apr 22, 2011, 13:59 PM IST