Another chance for passport aspirants with incomplete papers

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Oct 06, 2014 14:40 IST

The regional passport office is giving another chance to residents, who have not been issued passports due to incomplete or improper papers.

Regional passport officer Rakesh Aggarwal said such applicants should take an online appointment and visit the office on Wednesday and get their objections removed, so that their passports could be made or re-issued.

Meanwhile, the passport office has also asked those with a 20-year-validity passport or non-machine passports, to get them re-issued, as come 2015, these passports, along with those issued before 2001, will be termed invalid.

Also city residents living in foreign countries need to get their passports renewed. The development comes in wake of the Inter national Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) direction for globally phasing out all non-machine readable passports (MRPs) by November 24, 2015.

Aggarwal said though the number of such passports would be very less, their holders should get them re-issued at the earliest.

Also the passport office has been organising passport melas to curtail pendency and is aiming to clear all pending cases by the end of this year.

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