MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 23rd December, 2016

G.S.R. 1170 (E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by section 24 of the Passports Act, 1967 (15 of 1967), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Passports Rules, 1980, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Passports (Amendment) Rules, 2016.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

In the Passports Rules, 1980, in Schedule III, in Section (IV) relating to documents to be attached with the application, in paragraph (A) Passports, for sub-paragraph 1(b), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

Proof of Date of Birth (attach one of the following)-

(i) Birth Certificate issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Municipal Corporation or any other prescribed authority, whosoever has been empowered under the Registration of Birth and Deaths Act, 1969 to register the birth of a child born in India;

OR

(ii) Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate issued by the school last attended/recognised educational board having the date of birth of the applicant;

OR

(iii) PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department having the date of birth of the applicant;

OR

(iv) Aadhar Card/E-Aadhar having the date of birth of the applicant;

OR

(v) Copy of an extract of the service record of the applicant (only in respect of Government servants) or the Pay Pension Order (in respect of retired Government Servants), duly attested/certified by the officer/in-charge of the Administration of the concerned Ministry/Department of the applicant, having his date of birth;

Or

(vi) Driving licence issued by the Transport Department of the concerned State Government, having the date of birth of the applicant;

OR

(vii) Election Photo Identity Card issued by the Election Commission of India containing the date of birth of the applicant;

OR

(viii) Policy Bond issued by Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies containing the date of birth of the holder of the insurance policy”.

[F. No. VI/401/2/5/2001]

ARUN KUMAR CHATTERJEE, Jt. Secy. (PSP)

& Chief Passport Officer (CPO)

Foot Note: The Passports Rules, 1980 were published vide Notification Number G.S.R. 691(E) in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), dated 11th December, 1980 and last amended vide Notification Number G.S.R. 723(E), dated 22nd July, 2016.

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