Passports will soon stop serving as valid ‘Address Proof’. The last page of the Indian passport which includes names of the father or legal guardian, mother, spouse, and address., will no longer be printed. This information has been shared by the foreign ministry.
The last page of the passport will be blank in the new version of the passport.
“As the last page of the passport would not be printed now, the passport holders with ECR (Emigration Check Required) status would be issued a passport with orange passport jacket and those with non-ECR status would continue to get a blue passport,” said the spokesperson.
Passports currently are issued in three colours. Government officers have a white passport, diplomats have issued red passports and all others are blue. The new passports will be designed by the Indian Security Press, Nasik.