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Gujarat man travels the world on bogus Portuguese passport

Mumbai: A 32-year-old man, originally from Gujarat, has been arrested in Mumbai for allegedly travelling to three countries in the last five years using a bogus passport

Vaccination passports: Digital travel pass likely available before summer(Photo by Charlotte Noelle on Unsplash)
Vaccination passports: Digital travel pass likely available before summer(Photo by Charlotte Noelle on Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 10:27 AM IST
ByGautam S. Mengle

World's most powerful passports: Japan tops list. Find out India's rank

According to Henley Passport Index, Japanese passport holders can visit 193 out of 227 destinations visa-free. An Indian passport holder, on the other hand, can visit 59 destinations without a visa.

An Indian passport holder can travel visa-free to 59 countries (Representational Image)
An Indian passport holder can travel visa-free to 59 countries (Representational Image)
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 02:10 PM IST
By, New Delhi

These are world's strongest passports in 2022. India's rank is…

World's Strongest Passports 2022: With a UAE passport travelers can enter to 180 countries hassle-free.

Passport offices will attend to applicants for both ‘Normal’ and ‘Tatkaal’ categories. (HT Photo)
Passport offices will attend to applicants for both ‘Normal’ and ‘Tatkaal’ categories. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 03:22 PM IST

Bengaluru processes passport with gender change for man turned woman: Report

In a rare instance, a resident of Bengaluru requested for her gender to be changed on her passport after a sex reassignment surgery.

A male turned female requested for her passport to be updated with her new gender in Bengaluru.(HT File)
A male turned female requested for her passport to be updated with her new gender in Bengaluru.(HT File)
Published on Nov 24, 2022 12:46 PM IST
ByYamini C S

Have just one name on your passport? Then you can't fly to this country

The statement said, "As per instructions from the UAE Authorities, effective 21st November 2022, passengers with a single name on their passports travelling on tourist, visit or any other type of visa shall not be allowed to travel to/from UAE."

This means that both first and last names need to be clearly declared.(Representational image/ pixabay)
This means that both first and last names need to be clearly declared.(Representational image/ pixabay)
Published on Nov 24, 2022 10:19 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Chinese woman held in Delhi for alleged involvement in anti-national activities

The accused Chinese woman has been sent to police custody for 14 days. As per reports, the woman has been living at Majnu Ka Tilla, a Tibetan refugee colony in north Delhi; under the disguise of a Buddhist monk, wearing a traditional deep red monk robe, with a short haircut.

The accused was arrested from Majnu Ka Tila, Delhi, following searches based on the information received, said Delhi police.
The accused was arrested from Majnu Ka Tila, Delhi, following searches based on the information received, said Delhi police.
Updated on Oct 21, 2022 10:06 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Parent shares hilarious struggles of getting passport photo with his baby. Watch

In the short clip, the baby was seen moving and giggling as her parent tried to hold her still for a picture.

Man tries to take passport photo of baby.(Instagram/@babylolaadeleke)
Man tries to take passport photo of baby.(Instagram/@babylolaadeleke)
Published on Oct 11, 2022 10:43 AM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Delhi: One arrested for forging visas, passports; other aides on the run

Police launched a hunt and arrested Mushtaq from Mumbai on Wednesday. An investigation is underway to arrest other men involved, said DCP, Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi), Tanu Sharma.

DCP Sharma said on June 6 this year, a passenger — Ravi Rameshbhai Chaudhary, who had an Indian passport and was deported from Kuwait via a flight — approached officials for immigration clearance on arrival.
DCP Sharma said on June 6 this year, a passenger — Ravi Rameshbhai Chaudhary, who had an Indian passport and was deported from Kuwait via a flight — approached officials for immigration clearance on arrival.
Published on Aug 08, 2022 03:27 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Indian passport gives visa free access to 60 countries. List here

India has 'visa-on-arrival' access to 60 nations around the world, with several in Asia and Africa. Here's the full list.

The Henley Passport Index has been released and India ranked 87th on the chart with visa-free access to 60 countries.
The Henley Passport Index has been released and India ranked 87th on the chart with visa-free access to 60 countries.
Published on Jul 20, 2022 02:23 PM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

The world's strongest passport is Japan. India's rank is...

As countries start recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic and re-open borders with a view to encourage travel, several Asian countries have climbed the chart this times.

A pedestrian holds passports of the United States (REUTERS/Fred Greaves/File Photo)
A pedestrian holds passports of the United States (REUTERS/Fred Greaves/File Photo)
Published on Jul 20, 2022 12:51 PM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Aryan Khan files plea seeking return of his passport

Special judge VV Patil passed the direction while taking note of the plea in which the 24-year-old also sought cancellation of his bail bond imposed by Bombay high court last year and a formal order discharging him from the case.

Aryan Khan was given a clean chit by a special investigation team SIT of the NCB in a drugs case on May 27. (PTI)
Aryan Khan was given a clean chit by a special investigation team SIT of the NCB in a drugs case on May 27. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 01:59 AM IST
By, Mumbai

India to roll out e-passports for safe, easy international travel: Jaishankar

The external affairs minister also announced that the Passport Seva Programme (PSP) will be embarking on an improved and upgraded version PSP V2.0 to ensure a digital ecosystem among all stakeholders.

External affairs minister S Jaishankar. (PTI PHOTO.)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar. (PTI PHOTO.)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 05:32 PM IST

US citizens can now select 'X' as gender marker on passport application: Blinken

The change was one of several measures announced by President Joe Biden administration a day after the Republican governors of Oklahoma and Arizona signed bills banning transgender athletes from girls' school sports.

A pedestrian holds passports while waiting to cross into the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Ysidro, California. (REUTERS/Fred Greaves/File Photo)
A pedestrian holds passports while waiting to cross into the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Ysidro, California. (REUTERS/Fred Greaves/File Photo)
Published on Mar 31, 2022 10:56 PM IST
Reuters |

EU lawmakers to push for ban on new 'golden passports', visas for Russians

The golden passport industry, which between 2011 and 2019 generated investments in EU countries of over 20 billion euros ($21.8 billion), is currently almost entirely unregulated in the EU, despite many countries having run these schemes for years.

European Union flags are seen outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo)
European Union flags are seen outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo)
Published on Mar 08, 2022 09:18 PM IST
Reuters |

E-passports to be rolled out in 2022-23, says FM Sitharaman. Details here

Budget 2022: An electronic chip with security-related data encoded on it will be embedded on the new passport booklet for advanced security and convenience for citizens.

The e-passport will enable smooth passage of passengers through immigration posts across the globe.
The e-passport will enable smooth passage of passengers through immigration posts across the globe.
Published on Feb 01, 2022 12:33 PM IST
By | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Japan, Singapore passports most powerful; Afghanistan, Iraq weakest: Check list

In topping the list, Japan and Singapore retained their joint top spot from the previous index, while the respective positions of Afghanistan and Iraq, too, stayed unchanged. India, meanwhile, jumped 7 spots to 83.

The Indian passport jumped seven places to 83 (File Photo)
The Indian passport jumped seven places to 83 (File Photo)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 12:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

US diplomat arrested in Turkey for allegedly selling fake passports

American diplomat working for the US consulate in Lebanon has been arrested for reportedly selling fake passport to Syrian national.

The American was jailed while the Syrian was released pending possible proceedings for falsifying documents(Reuters | Representational image)
The American was jailed while the Syrian was released pending possible proceedings for falsifying documents(Reuters | Representational image)
Published on Dec 22, 2021 10:24 PM IST
AP | , Turkey

Taliban to start issuing passports in 7 Afghanistan provinces: Report

Alam Gul Haqqani, chief of Passport Directorate said that passports will be issued based on the e-ID or the previous IDs that are verified officially.

Since the Taliban have gained control over the country, they have issued one hundred thousand passports and made 500 million Afghanis from it. (AFP)
Since the Taliban have gained control over the country, they have issued one hundred thousand passports and made 500 million Afghanis from it. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 13, 2021 11:22 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid-19: Japan to accept vaccination passport applications from July 26

The vaccination certificates in Japan will be official records issued by municipalities. It will show information about an administered vaccine, the vaccination date and location and personal information such as name of the traveller and passport number.

Covid-19: Japan to accept vaccination passport applications from July 26(AP)
Covid-19: Japan to accept vaccination passport applications from July 26(AP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 07:56 PM IST
ANI |

UAE capital Abu Dhabi offers free Covid-19 vaccines to tourists

Visitors with visas issued by Abu Dhabi and passport holders eligible for tourist visas when they arrive in the UAE through Abu Dhabi can book free Covid-19 vaccines

FILE PHOTO: A man receives a dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at St. Paul's Church in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates January 16, 2021. REUTERS/Khushnum Bhandari/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A man receives a dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at St. Paul's Church in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates January 16, 2021. REUTERS/Khushnum Bhandari/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 22, 2021 05:34 PM IST
Reuters |

UK to use a National Health Service phone app as vaccine passport

So-called vaccine passports could range from a digital certificate with a scannable QR code in the European Union, to a National Health Service (NHS) phone app in the United Kingdom, or a humble piece of paper in some other countries.

UK to use a National Health Service phone app as vaccine passport(Twitter/Zuhlke_UK)
UK to use a National Health Service phone app as vaccine passport(Twitter/Zuhlke_UK)
Updated on Apr 28, 2021 05:23 PM IST
Reuters |

Vaccination passport: Air New Zealand to trial digital travel pass amid Covid-19

For restarting international travel as global vaccine rollouts get underway, Air New Zealand to trial digital Covid 'vaccination passport'

Vaccination passport: Air New Zealand to trial digital travel pass amid Covid-19(Photo by Sébastien Goldberg on Unsplash)
Vaccination passport: Air New Zealand to trial digital travel pass amid Covid-19(Photo by Sébastien Goldberg on Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 22, 2021 05:16 PM IST
AFP |

Japan world’s most powerful passport, Pak 4th worst. This is where India stands

India slipped two places in 2020 to the 84th place, sharing the spot with Mauritania and Tajikistan. Indians can get visa-free entry to 58 countries, according to the index.

Japanese who hold the strongest passport in the world can visit 191 destinations without visa.The year 2020 marks the third year running in which Japan has held the top spot.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Japanese who hold the strongest passport in the world can visit 191 destinations without visa.The year 2020 marks the third year running in which Japan has held the top spot.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 09, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Indian travelling with fake German passport denied entry into US

Authorities declined to prosecute the Indian man, who was refused admission to the United States. Due to privacy laws, the man’s name was not released as he was not criminally charged, a CBP release said.

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted the Indian national on Monday at the Washington Dulles International Airport.(Getty Images/iStockphoto ( Representational Image))
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted the Indian national on Monday at the Washington Dulles International Airport.(Getty Images/iStockphoto ( Representational Image))
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 10:36 AM IST
New York | ByPress Trust of India
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