E-passports will be issued to Citizens from Next Year, Know What Facilities will be Available and How to Apply

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The government wants to issue e-passports so that fraud cases can be prevented. Apart from this, the process of issuing passports will also be easier and faster. At least 15 days passport is able to reach home.

After e-Aadhaar and e-PAN card, now e-passports will be issued to citizens from next year. At present, the government is busy in selecting the agency for the purpose of preparing IT infrastructure for this. According to the Economic Times report, the issuance of e-passports may begin from 2021. Presently, printed passports are issued in the country in the form of bullets. Replacing it, now e-passport will be provided. 20,000 officials and diplomats have been issued e-passports as a pilot project. It has an electronic microprocessor chip.

In fact, the government wants to issue e-passports so that fraud cases can be prevented. Apart from this, the process of issuing passports will also be easier and faster. At least 15 days passport is able to reach home. E-passports will be issued based on the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization. According to the report, after the IT infrastructure is ready, e-passports will be issued from all the 36 passport offices across the country. However the mode of application for these will be the same as before.

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