Passports to come in two colours, with blank last page

Passports may come without information on last page

Passport is considered the biggest address proof till now.

The last page also contains information such Emigration Check Required (ECR) and old passport number with date and place of issue of that passport.

At present, the first page of the passport has the photograph and other important details of the passport holder while the address is printed on the last page.

The decision is based on the recommendations of a three-member Committee comprising officials of the Ministries of External Affairs and Women and Child Development.

Passports have been a key component of the Ministry of External Affairs under the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ministry has accelerated the process of printing and distributing passports to Indian citizens since the government came to power in May 2014. Since the last page of the passport, which usually carried this information, will not be printed anymore, the ministry will make the passports of those in the emigration checks category orange.

The External affairs ministry is now considering the proposal and might take an official call on it soon.

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Meanwhile, the MEA is also said to be considering a few other changes to the passport, including the colour scheme.

ECR passport holders require clearance from the Protector General of Emigrants to go overseas in order to prevent exploitation. Government officers have a white passport, diplomats have issued red passports and all others are blue.

Officials did not respond to queries on the need to differently colour-code ECR and non-ECR passports when either status can easily be stamped on one of the two front pages of the booklet, as used to be the case earlier.

Soon, however, those in the ECR category will have orange passports, Kumar said. The Indian Security Press at Nashik, will design the new passports.

"However, the existing passports will continue to remain valid till the date of expiry printed in the passport booklet", MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar said in response to a question.

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