TYPES OF PASSPORTS: TYPES OF PASSPORTS DAVOOD ANAS CA Introduction: Introduction A passport is a document, issued by a national government, which certifies the identity and nationality of its holder for the purpose of international travel. The elements of identity contained in all standardized passports include information about the holder, including name, date of birth, gender and place of birth, ect ....... View of Passport: View of Passport Indian passports have identity information printed on both front and back cover ends. Both of these pages are laminated to prevent modification. The opening cover end contains the following information: Photo of Passport Holder Signature of the passport holder Type (P)- Stands for "Personal" Passport number Surname Given names Nationality Contd….: Contd …. Gender Date of Birth Place of birth Place of issue Date of issue Date of expiry Contd….: Contd …. The information page ends with the Machine Readable Passport Zone. The closing end contains the following information: Name of father/legal guardian Name of mother Name of spouse Address File no. Types of passports : Types of passports Regular passport Diplomatic passport Official passport SEAMAN'S BOOK Alien passport Emergency passport (temporary passport) Collective passport Family passport Regular passport : Regular passport Colour -Deep Blue Issued for ordinary travel, such as vacations and business trips (36 or 60 pages ) It is valid for 10 years from the date of issue. An citizen can use this passport for ordinary vacation or business travel . Diplomatic passport: Diplomatic passport Maroon cover Issued to Indian diplomats, top ranking government officials and diplomatic couriers. issued to people holding diplomatic status or deputed by the Government of India for official duty abroad. Official passport: Official passport White cover Issued to individuals representing the government on official business only be used while traveling for official reasons It is a no-fee passport, which means that people do not need to pay to apply for it. SEAMAN'S BOOK : SEAMAN'S BOOK is a passport for seafarers for when you land in a foreign country it is also a logbook where details of all the owners details of trips, vessels, duration and position on board are recorded a person has qualified to work in the Navy, they must apply for this type passport. Alien passport : Alien passport certificate of identity called as alien's passport is a travel document issued by states to stateless persons residing within their borders and foreign nationals it has a computer chip to store the holder's personal details, fingerprints and a passport photograph. Emergency passport: Emergency passport Issued to persons whose passports were lost or stolen Temporary passports are not accepted in all foreign countries Documents required for issue of a Emergency passport Application Form for issue of Emergency Four passport-size recent colour photographs Photocopy of the lost/stolen/damaged Indian passport Police Complaint Report in case of loss or theft Contd….: Contd …. Affidavit signed by applicant stating that he/she has neither acquired nor applied for any other country's nationality/citizenship Copy of Identity Card Copy of Residence Permit Prescribed Fee Collective passport : Collective passport Issued to defined groups for travel together to particular destinations. such as a group of school children on a school trip to a specified country Collective passports are for between 5 and 50 children If there are more than 50 it split up and apply for 2 or more passports. Family passport : Family passport Issued to family members(father, mother, son, daughter) There is one passport holder passport holder may travel alone or with one or more other family members family member who is not the passport holder cannot use the passport for travel.