A Pune resident was arrested on Thursday after officials at Mumbai International Airport's immigration counter found some pages missing from his passport.p
Russia's TASS agency said 23 Kherson residents received a Russian passport at a ceremony through a "simplified procedure" facilitated by a decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in May.
The Henley Passport Index now places India at the 83rd position globally, after Oman and Armenia were added to the list of visa-free destinations. Indian passport holders now have visa-free access to 60 nations.
Here’s the top 10 passports for Q4FY21 as ranked by the Henley & Partners’ research team based on data from the International Air Transport Association.
COVID-19: On the government's Co-Win portal, users can link their COVID-19 vaccination certificates to passports. This could avoid potential hassles while travelling abroad.
According to police, 99 agents involved in passport or visa forgery cases were arrested by IGI airport police during a special drive in 2020 and 2021.
India Post is now offering passport registration and passport apply facility at various post offices in India.
These countries are accepting visa appliations from Indian passport holders.
At the time I did not think twice about arranging (and paying) for these. It was simply the “vaccine passport” that was required for travelling to these parts of the world. Since I would also be working in a healthcare environment, I accepted the vaccines as needed to protect myself and the patients I would be caring for.
Here's a look at the world’s most powerful passports based on their visa-free score. Where does India stand and which are the destinations Indians can travel to without requiring a visa?
The most powerful passport in the world in terms of travel freedom.
If you have an Indian passport, there are a few countries you can travel to currently including Russia, Egypt and South Africa.
The Passport Seva portal helps you make changes to your address in the passport online. You can get a new passport issued.
Mehbooba had applied for the renewal of her passport that had expired. The application was turned down citing an "adverse" feedback received from the J&K Crime Investigation Department.
Sixteen countries provide visa-free entry to Indian citizens and 43 allow visa-on-arrival facility.
Sukeert Shanker, the founder and CEO of Aeldra, said in a release, "The bank account can be opened with an Indian passport and other local documents for KYC (know your client). We are in the beta phase and opening about 30 accounts a day. We have a waitlist of about 5,000 customers who want to open a US bank account."
The latest Henley and Partners Passport Index of 2021 is out, and India has secured the 85th rank on it.
The move to issue e-passports is aimed at making forgery of the document difficult and to help speed-up immigration process at airports.
Khattar also directed all educational institutions to take the help of the regional passport office to complete the process so that the documents can be handed over to the students along with their graduation degree.
One of the reasons why all countries across the world have dark coloured passports is because it is easier to hide basic damages made to the passport when such palettes are chosen.
Here's the latest list of the most-powerful passport in the world.
Find out which country has the most powerful passport in terms of the visa-free score and where India stands according to the 2019 Passport Index
The minister said there has been a major simplification of rules and regulations for passport applicants and verification of information would be done digitally
Here are the most powerful passports that allow you to visit a country without a visa or get one on arrival, according to Henley Passport Index 2018. Find out where India ranks.