Birth certificate no longer mandatory for passport ; PAN card, Aadhaar, driving license, voter ID cards, will suffice

NEW DELHI: In order to streamline, liberalise and ease the process of issue of passport, the government has said that the birth certificate is no longer required to get a passport.

While informing the Parliament, Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh said birth certificate that specifies the date of birth is no longer mandatory and documents such as PAN card, Aadhaar card, driving license, voter ID cards, LIC policy and matriculation certificate will suffice.

Government servants can give extracts of service record, pension records, etc. The aim, said VK Singh, answering a question in Parliament is to make passports easily available to millions more.


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