What is Passport?
A Passport is an official document of travel issued by ministry of external affairs for all those persons who are travelling abroad for family visit, medical attendance, business purpose, tourism, pilgrimage, education etc. During the past few years, the spread of globalization and growth of economy results into high demand for passport and related amenities. In order to meet the growing demand for Passport, Ministry of External Affairs has launched Passport Seva Project in May 2010.
The Passport Seva introduced transparent, efficient and simple procedures for the passport delivery and related services. For the Government staff, this project establishes a countrywide network and joined hands with the State Police for the proper physical verification of the credentials of each and every applicant. The postal department of India is responsible for the doorstep delivery of the passports.
Why Passport is Necessary?
All the Indian citizens who want to depart from India should possess a valid travel document called “Passport” in order to reach any destination via airline.
As per the passport act 1967, the Indian government issues various types of passport and travel documents including certificate of Identity Certificate, Emergency Certificate, Ordinary Passport, Official Passport, Diplomatic Passport, Tatkaal Passport and Short validity passport (SVP).
Types of Passport
Ordinary passport is the passport issued to the ordinary citizens for ordinary travel purposes like vacations, business trips, and study tours. It is dark blue in colour and contains 36 or 60 pages. It is also known as “Type P” passport where P stands for personal. It is issued for maximum 10 years and can be renewed again for next 10 years.
Official passport is the passport issued to the individuals travelling on behalf of Indian government for the official purposes. It is also known as “Type S” passport where “S” stands for “Service”.
Diplomatic passport is the passport issued to the Indian diplomats, top ranking government officials and diplomatic couriers. It is also known as “Type D” passport where “D” stands for “Diplomatic”.
Tatkaal passport is the passport issued to the persons who needs to travel on urgent basis. Passport office is the final authority who issues passport under tatkaal scheme. Under tatkaal scheme, passport is dispatched to the applicant within 1 working day. In case police verification is not required, passport does not include the date of submission of application. In case police verification is necessary, the passport is dispatched to the applicant within 3 working days and includes application submission datetoo.
Short Validity Passport (SVP)
Short validity passport is a passport issued to the persons to travel abroad and it is usually issued for a smaller period ranging from 1 to 5 years. Short validity passport are normally issued for a period of 1 year. This passport can be renewed maximum for the period of 10 years at the discretion of assistant passport officer.
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