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Heading: Important Updates Posted On: 19 February, 2018

The Ministry of External Affairs recently announced a new set of rules for applying for a passport.

As per the earlier rules, submitting a birth certificate was compulsory for all applicants born on/after 26th January 1989. But the new rules have bought in a relaxation in this regards. Now, any of the following documents containing the DOB of the applicant will suffice:

  • Birth Certificate (BC) issued by the Registrar of births and deaths or the Municipal Corporation or any other prescribed authority whosoever has been empowered under the Registration of Birth & Deaths Act, 1969 to register the birth of a child born in India.
  • Transfer/school leaving/matriculation certificate issued by the school last attended/recognized educational board.
  • PAN card.
  • Aadhar card/E-aadhar.
  • Copy of the extract of the service record of the applicant (only in respect of Government servants) or the pay pension order (in respect of retired government servants), duly attested/certified by the officer/in-charge of the administration of the concerned ministry/department of the applicant Driving license.
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