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Passport not to be address proof anymore; heres what Ministry of External Affairs said

after submission of a report from a three-member committee of the foreign ministry

Passport not to be address proof anymore; heres what Ministry of External Affairs said

In a major decision, the Indian External Affairs Ministry has announced that it will stop printing of the last page whereafter it will soon stop serving as valid proof of address.

It need be mentioned that the last page of the Indian passport includes names of the father or legal guardian, mother, spouse, and address.

The decision was taken after submission of a report from a three-member committee of the foreign ministry and the Women and Child Development ministry.

The committee had been constituted following calls for doing away with the father’s name in the passport.

MEA said that it has gone ahead and accepted the report.

Now, the last page of the passport will be blank in the new version.

Passports currently are issued in three colours. Government officers have a white passport, diplomats have issued red passports and all others are blue.

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