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Now, get your passport in a week! Just submit 4 documents to MEA

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:31 IST
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  • Citizens will be issued a fresh passport under the normal category in a week if their applications are accompanied by four documents.
  • Prior to this, the whole application would take more than a month due to tardy police verification processes.

According to news reports, the ministry of external affairs has announced two major changes that will fast-track the process for first-time passport applicants and make it more convenient to secure an appointment at the local passport seva kendra.

Citizens will be granted a fresh passport - under the normal category - in a week if their applications are accompanied by these documents.

The documents include:

1. Copies of Aadhaar card

2. Electoral photo identity card (EPIC)

3. PAN card

4. An affidavit in the format of Annexure-I (declaration of citizenship, family details and no criminal record).

Earlier, the process would take at least a month - as the police verification took a lot of time. The verification of such applications will be conducted after the passport is issued.

A statement by the External affairs ministry adds that there will be no extra charge for the service.

First published: 28 January 2016, 4:59 IST
 
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