Non-Machine Readable Passport Holders

Public Advisory

Non-Machine Readable Passport holders

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has set a deadline of the 24th November 2015 for globally phasing out all non-Machine Readable Passports (MRPs). From 25th November 2015 onwards, foreign Governments may deny visa or entry to any person travelling with a non-MRP passport.

Indian citizens residing in India and abroad and holding handwritten passports as well as 20-year passports with validity beyond the 24th November 2015, should, therefore, apply for re-issue of passports and obtain MRP passports well before the deadline in order to avoid any inconvenience in obtaining foreign visa or international travel. For more details related to passport services website: www.passportindia.gov.in may be accessed.

For passport application procedures, please visit the following link:  http://www.indemguatemala.org/consular-services/passport-services  ‎