No need for police verification for reissue of passports: Govt

No police verification is required for reissue of passports, the government said on Wednesday.

China restricts passports for Tibetans: Rights group

Beijing effectively bans Tibetans and other ethnic minorities from obtaining passports, Human Rights Watch said Monday, amid a surge in Chinese tourists travelling abroad.

RPO Ranchi impounds more than 100 passports

Regional Passport Office (RPO) at Ranchi has impounded more than 100 passports and also detected as many fake documents including birth certificates produced by the applicants last year, a senior official of the RPO here on Saturday said.

Japan may confiscate passports of those going to danger zones

The Japanese government plans to confiscate passports from citizens planning to travel to areas considered dangerous, national media reported on Wednesday.

Passports have been issued on fake addresses: Police to Delhi HC

The city police on Friday admitted in the Delhi High Court that passports have been issued on fake and non-existent addresses due to "bogus" verification by policemen against whom action has been taken.

Withholding of passports in Yemen: Centre's intervention sought

Kerala on Saturday sought Centre's urgent intervention after nurses who returned from Yemen yesterday complained that some of their colleagues could not leave the war-torn country as their passports were not given by the authorities there.

From June 1, seamen have to carry passports before travelling abroad

In a significant move, government has made it mandatory for seamen to carry passports before travelling abroad from June 1, withdrawing the over four decade-long exemption given to them.

Passports issued on non-existent addresses: Delhi HC seeks govt reply

 Taking note of allegations of Indian passports being issued to citizens and foreigners not living at addresses given by them, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought an explanation from the Centre and the city government on the issue.

Six French have passports confiscated for planning Syria trip

Six French citizens have had their passports confiscated after allegedly planning to travel to Syria, a security source said on Monday -- the first time the measure has been used.

Britain to seize jihadists` passports and stop them returning home

 Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday outlined plans to seize passports from radicalised Britons and stop them returning from fighting overseas, while proposing landing bans on airlines that fail to comply with London`s no-fly lists.

Ebola outbreak: Four Indian doctors get back their passports

All the four Indian doctors in a hospital in Nigerian capital Abuja, who have been forced to stay on in the Ebola-hit country against their wishes, were given back their passports following intervention by the Indian High Commission in that country.

India asks Abuja hospital to return Indian doctors` passports

India has asked the Nigerian branch of an Indian hospital to return the passport of four Indian doctors who claim to have been forced to stay on in the Ebola-hit country against their wishes.

UN complains to S Sudan after staff blocked

The United Nations has complained to South Sudan and demanded an explanation after four local UN staff were prevented from taking a plane and had their passports confiscated.

German funeral home `sold dead people`s passports`

German police on Thursday raided a funeral parlour and 18 other Berlin locations linked to a gang suspected of using dead people`s passports to smuggle illegal immigrants into EU countries.

Syrians queue for passports despite reprieve from US strike

The threat of U.S. air strikes on their country may be receding for now, but Syrians queuing for passports in a central Damascus office were taking no chances.

Two Bangladeshi booked for using fake documents to get passports

A case was registered against two Bangladeshi nationals here for using forged documents to get Indian passports, police said on Sunday.

Over 61,000 passports issued by Srinagar RPO

The Regional Passport Office (RPO) here has issued over 61,000 passports to applicants from Kashmir Valley during 2012, almost double compared to last year, an official spokesman said.

J&K gets first Passport Seva Kendra

To expedite the issuance of passports and ease the burden on the local passport office here, J&K got its first Passport Seva Kendra.

Bag with 100 passports seized at IGI Delhi

A bag containing over 100
passports was seized by Custom
officials at the Indira Gandhi International Airport police sources said on Monday.

Issue passports promptly: Krishna to officers

Amid complaints of delay in
passport issuance, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna
exhorted officers to sort out citizens` problems