No ad­dress page in your pass­port

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In com­ing years, pass­ports will no longer have the ad­dress page. at the same time, the gov­ern­ment has de­cided to move to a two-colour for­mat: orange and navy blue. The orange pass­port will be is­sued to peo­ple be­long­ing to emi­gra­tion check re­quired (ecr) cat­e­gory. The blue pass­port will be is­sued to the rest. The last page that has de­tails of the holder’s ad­dress, par­ents’ and spouse’s names, etc. Im­ple­ment­ing this would take some time and thus new pass­ports will con­tinue to be is­sued in the old for­mat for the time be­ing. mean­while, ex­ist­ing pass­ports will re­main valid till the ex­piry date men­tioned on them. How­ever, it is still not clear whether pass­ports will no longer be the valid proof of ad­dress for of­fi­cial pur­poses. ac­cord­ing to re­ports, this de­ci­sion has been taken in view of the con­cerns ex­pressed by sin­gle par­ents and those with adopted chil­dren about the re­quire­ment of the name of par­ents and spouse in the pass­port.

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