After a major shift in passport policy, there is no mandate for parents to have a passport to obtain their child’s passport. Henceforth, the minors will be treated as separate individuals and their applications will be processed within hours.
In the first attempt of such service, Anaika, a two-month old baby of Yasmin Kalluri and Saleem Pasha, residents of Toli Chowki, Hyderabad, has received her passport in two hours after applying.
Applied at 10:30 am at Toli Chowki Passport Seva Kendra, the passport was printed at 12:18 pm and delivered at 2:28 pm. The astonished parents thanked for this service.
“This shows that when all documents are in place, there is no delay. I request people not to go through agents. Approach us directly and we will ease the process’, said Ashwini Sattaru, Regional Passport Officer, Hyderabad region.