The laborious paperwork involved in the application process for a passport is now made easier for orphaned and abandoned children.
Along with the compulsory birth certificate document, a Matriculation Certificate issued by an educational institution and a Bonafide certificate from the head of the Childcare/Orphanage will now do. Majors born before January 26, 1989, can categorically submit their date of birth and an affidavit sworn before an Executive or Judicial Magistrate, to the Passport Office. Children born after the earmarked date though cannot procure the same as precise DOB cannot be ascertained. Shri Muktesh Pardeshi, Joint Secretary (PSP) and Chief Passport Officer, on