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  • Pune man rips out passport pages to hide Thailand trip from wife, arrested Jul 09, 2022 04:02 PM IST

    Pune man rips out passport pages to hide Thailand trip from wife, arrested

    A Pune resident was arrested on Thursday after officials at Mumbai International Airport's immigration counter found some pages missing from his passport.p

  • First Russian passports handed out to Ukrainians in occupied south Jun 11, 2022 07:55 PM IST

    First Russian passports handed out to Ukrainians in occupied south

    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.

  • Indian passport becomes 83rd most powerful globally in 2022, up from 90th rank Jan 12, 2022 04:33 PM IST

    Indian passport becomes 83rd most powerful globally in 2022, up from 90th rank

    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.

  • Where does India stand in world's powerful passport list? Oct 26, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Where does India stand in world's powerful passport list?

  • World’s most powerful passports: Where does India stand? Oct 07, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    World’s most powerful passports: Where does India stand?

    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.

  • How to link your passport with COVID-19 vaccine certificate Sep 23, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    How to link your passport with COVID-19 vaccine certificate

    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.

  • 3 arrested for involvement in forging passports, visas, says Delhi Police; 44 held till Aug 31 this year Sep 05, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    3 arrested for involvement in forging passports, visas, says Delhi Police; 44 held till Aug 31 this year

    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.

  • How to apply for passport at nearby post office Jul 26, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    How to apply for passport at nearby post office

    India Post is now offering passport registration and passport apply facility at various post offices in India.

  • These countries are now accepting visa applications from Indian passport-holders Jul 15, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    These countries are now accepting visa applications from Indian passport-holders

    These countries are accepting visa appliations from Indian passport holders.

  • Are COVID-19 vaccine passports fair? Jul 13, 2021 08:16 AM IST

    Are COVID-19 vaccine passports fair?

    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.

  • Visa-free destinations for Indians to travel and the world’s most powerful passports Jun 30, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Visa-free destinations for Indians to travel and the world’s most powerful passports

    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?

  • In charts: Most powerful passports in 2021 Jun 23, 2021 11:51 AM IST

    In charts: Most powerful passports in 2021

    The most powerful passport in the world in terms of travel freedom.

  • Travel in pandemic | You can go to these countries if you hold Indian passport May 25, 2021 08:59 AM IST

    Travel in pandemic | You can go to these countries if you hold Indian passport

    If you have an Indian passport, there are a few countries you can travel to currently including Russia, Egypt and South Africa.

  • Want to change address in passport? Here’s the step by step online process Apr 21, 2021 11:18 AM IST

    Want to change address in passport? Here’s the step by step online process

    The Passport Seva portal helps you make changes to your address in the passport online. You can get a new passport issued.

  • Denied passport over 'national security concerns', says former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti Mar 29, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    Denied passport over 'national security concerns', says former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

    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.

  • Plan to travel abroad? Check out countries you can visit visa-free or with visa-on-arrival Mar 19, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    Plan to travel abroad? Check out countries you can visit visa-free or with visa-on-arrival

    Sixteen countries provide visa-free entry to Indian citizens and 43 allow visa-on-arrival facility.

  • Indians can sit at home and have a US bank account, here is how Jan 14, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    Indians can sit at home and have a US bank account, here is how

    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."

  • Japan tops list of world’s most powerful passports 2021. Check which countries made top 10 here Jan 12, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    Japan tops list of world’s most powerful passports 2021. Check which countries made top 10 here

    The latest Henley and Partners Passport Index of 2021 is out, and India has secured the 85th rank on it.

  • E-passports for all Indian citizens from 2021: Report Aug 13, 2020 10:55 AM IST

    E-passports for all Indian citizens from 2021: Report

    The move to issue e-passports is aimed at making forgery of the document difficult and to help speed-up immigration process at airports.

  • Haryana govt directs colleges to arrange passports for all girls completing graduation Jul 12, 2020 07:16 PM IST

    Haryana govt directs colleges to arrange passports for all girls completing graduation

    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.

  • Ever wondered why passports come only in four colours? Here's an answer Oct 18, 2019 11:56 AM IST

    Ever wondered why passports come only in four colours? Here's an answer

    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.

  • Passports that allow you to visit most countries visa-free; find out where India ranks Sep 16, 2019 07:51 AM IST

    Passports that allow you to visit most countries visa-free; find out where India ranks

    Here's the latest list of the most-powerful passport in the world.

  • This passport allows you to visit most countries visa-free; here is India’s score Feb 25, 2019 08:19 AM IST

    This passport allows you to visit most countries visa-free; here is India’s score

    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

  • Indian missions across the world will soon issue passports in less than 48 hours: VK Singh Nov 25, 2018 11:45 AM IST

    Indian missions across the world will soon issue passports in less than 48 hours: VK Singh

    The minister said there has been a major simplification of rules and regulations for passport applicants and verification of information would be done digitally

  • Most powerful passports list 2018: Singapore drops from number 1 spot Oct 15, 2018 07:46 AM IST

    Most powerful passports list 2018: Singapore drops from number 1 spot

    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.

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