Change of Address in Passports

By | March 16, 2016

Change of Address in Passports

Address of the passport holder is printed on the additional data page of the passport. This page is laminated along with the primary data page containing the photo, name and other personal particulars of the passport holder, using a laminate paper with high security features. Change in address of the passport holder thus necessitates reprinting of the passport.

Application for change in address of the passport holder is processed in the same way, an application for reissue of a passport is processed including verification of address proof for new address; entry of the changed address data in the passport database; and, printing and issue of the new passport with changed address. The cost of the new passport booklet also remains the same. Hence, full fee is charged for change in address.

During the calendar year 2015, 6,31,870 applications for change of address were successfully processed and new passports issued. During the year 2016 till date, 1,34,813 applications for change of address were successfully processed.

The Minister of State for the External Affairs Gen. Dr. V. K. Singh (Retd.) provided this information in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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