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You Don't Need Birth Certificate For Passport Anymore !

न्यूज़ वर्ल्ड इंडिया | 0
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| July 24 , 2017 , 08:59 IST

Easing the process of obtaining a passport, the government has informed the Parliament that the process doesn’t require birth certificate anymore as Aadhaar and PAN card can be used to establish proof of birth.

Earlier, all Passport applicants born on or after 20/1/989 had to submit their birth certificate as a mandatory provision. However, the ministry of External Affairs, in an effort to ease the process, have broadened the scope of birth proof to school leaving/Matriculation Certificate issued, PAN Card, Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar, driving license, Voter ID cards and even LIC policy bonds.

The Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh had already scraped the mandatory provision of birth certificate back in December. He had specified that the date of birth is no longer mandatory for getting passport and documents such as PAN card, driving licence, Aadhaar card, or Matriculation Certificate will suffice.

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He had also announced that online passport application form now requires the applicant to provide the name of only one parent and not both.

The government has announced new passport rules in order to streamline, liberalise and ease the process of issuing of passport, an official had said in a statement.