Types of Indian passports

3 Types Of Indian Passports Which Every Indian Should Be Aware Of

A passport is a travel document, usually issued by a country’s government, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder primarily for the purpose of international travel. Standard passports may contain information such as the holder’s name, place and date of birth, photograph, signature, and other relevant identifying information. But do you know that Indian government issues three kinds of passports and they are like this….

Regular Indian Passport– Used for personal and travel purposes, this kind of passport is the most common one, and is issued to general citizens of India including VIP’s. The color of the cover of the passport is dark Navy Blue and is also called Type- P passport where ‘P’ stands for personal, and one can travel to other countries with this passport for various purposes like tourism, business, work, education, medical reasons, art and shows etc. You also get an option of selecting from 36 to 60 pages at a time and depending on your need you can select them.

Type P, Navy Blue Indian passport
Type P, Navy Blue Indian passport

Official Indian Passport– The white color passport is issued to individuals representing the Indian government on official duty on a foreign land. It is a “Type S” passport, where S stands for Service. It is typically issued to government officials and makes it easy for the custom and immigration officials to identify the holder as a government official and give due treatment.

Type S, White Indian passport
Type S, White Indian passport

Diplomatic Passport– Considered as a “Type D” passport where D stands for Diplomatic, this maroon color passport is issued to Indian diplomats, top ranking government officials and diplomatic couriers.

Type D, diplomatic Indian passport
Type D, diplomatic Indian passport

Orange Passport– The Indian Government had announced to introduce orange passport for those who had not passed their Class 10 examination and needed an immigration check. Unlike the regular passport, the orange passport was proposed without the last page which mentions the father’s name of the holder, permanent address and other critical details. But due to severe criticism this idea was dropped.

Orange Passport for Indians
Orange Passport for Indians

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