Dubai Issues New Advisory For Indian Passport Holders

by Deeplata Garde
Dubai Issues New Advisory For Indian Passport Holders

Indian passport holders should be wary of travel agencies who deface their passports with promotional stickers, according to the Consulate General of India in Dubai. The embassy warns travel agencies, touts, and enterprises from keeping their workers’ passports and cautions them against placing stickers and defacing this crucial document. This advisory has been issued according to Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) instructions.

Dubai Issues New Advisory For Indian Passport Holders

Companies frequently paste stickers with their workers’ names and contact information on the top of documents. This vandalizes the precious Indian insignia imprinted on that page. They do this so that they can quickly identify the paper and determine whose employee it belongs to. In other cases, the pasting of stickers is to turn the passport into an ‘advertising platform’ for the company. This action won’t be further tolerated by the Indian Consulate in Dubai And MEA. The department didn’t announce any peculiar fine for this action but has spread the warning severely across the region.

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Process To Renew Passport

One of the most important papers for proving your identity and citizenship is a passport. When the validity of your passport reaches ten years, it’s a call for renewal. Follow this simple set of steps to renew your passport.

  • Select “New User Registration” from the Passport Seva official website.
  • Select “Passport Office” and enter your residence address to find the passport office closest to you.
  • To establish a password and login ID, provide information such as your name and email address. Click “Register” after completing the captcha.
  • You should subsequently get an email with a link to activate your account. To activate your account, simply click on it.
  • After you’ve created an account on the portal, choose between a new passport or renewing the one you already have.
  • To arrange an appointment, go to the “View Saved/Submitted Applications” tab and click the “Pay and Schedule Appointment” option. To print the application receipt, click the “Print Application Receipt” link. It will have the Application Reference Number (ARN)/Appointment Number.
  • Bring original papers to the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Regional Passport Office (RPO) where your appointment has been scheduled.

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