Category Articles: Passport

Staffers wind up strike at Passport Seva Kendras in Ahmedabad after warning of their transfers

August 27, 2023
Staffers wind up strike at Passport Seva Kendras in Ahmedabad after warning of their transfers

Ahmedabad: After a strict order from the national capital that those joining the strike will be served transfer orders on an immediate basis, the staffers who went on strike on Saturday at Ahmedabad's Vijay Char Rasta and Mithakhali-based passport seva kendras ended their strike and rejoined the work. However, by the time the staffers ended their Saturday strike call, hundreds of applicants suffered and most of them returned home. The staffers of two sections of Passport Seva Kendras had gone...Read More

False affidavit about loss of passports; Four booked in Himmatnagar

August 14, 2023
False affidavit about loss of passports; Four booked in Himmatnagar

Himmatnagar: The police have registered a complaint against 2 couples for filing a false affidavit claiming that they had lost their passports. It was found by the Police that in reality, they had given the passports to a travel agent for illegal migration to the United States of America(USA). Nareshbhai Ghanshyambhai Patel, a resident of Rambagh Society in Himmatnagar, lodged a complaint at the division police station. He stated that the passports of six family members had gone missing while...Read More

Airport Police in Ahmedabad book one for faking identity and get Portuguese passport

July 16, 2023
Airport Police in Ahmedabad book one for faking identity and get Portuguese passport

Ahmedabad: Airport Police in the city have held an Indian citizen who used his fake identity as Dahid Remedio Alexio Crasto and managed to have a Portuguese passport to get India visa. The accused arrived in India on 21st December 2021 and returned back to Portugal. On 21st October 2022, he arrived at SVPI airport here on an AI-172 flight and was caught during the immigration process. According to police, Hardik Vishubhai Patel (32) was born in Umreth in Gujarat. He went to the U.K. on a stud...Read More

Tatkal quota for passport raised to 30%; PSK across Gujarat to operate on Saturday

May 19, 2023
Tatkal quota for passport raised to 30%; PSK across Gujarat to operate on Saturday

Ahmedabad: Amid rising passport demand, authorities have increased the urgent application (tatkal) ratio from 20% to 30%. The move aims to address immediate passport requests and ease pressure on the Regional Passport Office. Additionally, starting May 20, 19 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) across the state will accept passport applications on Saturdays. This change will expedite passport issuance and benefit those in need of urgent passports. According to Regional Passport Offic...Read More

Gujarat Police nabs one in case relating to illegal immigration scam

December 15, 2022
Gujarat Police nabs one in case relating to illegal immigration scam

Gandhinagar: State Monitoring Cell has nabbed the accused Bharat Patel from Gandhinagar who allegedly sent the family from Dingucha village in Kalol to Canada. The family members, four in total whom Bharat Patel had sent to Canada, died near the US border due to cold when trying to illegally enter the USA from Canada. The accused Bharat alias Boby Patel (age 47 years) allegedly runs an international network of illegal immigration in countries like the USA and Canada. He was absconding in the ...Read More

1.6 lakh Indians renounced their citizenship in 2021; Over 78000 got US citizenship

July 19, 2022
1.6 lakh Indians renounced their citizenship in 2021; Over 78000 got US citizenship

New Delhi: Ministry of Home Affairs on 19th July during the Monsoon Session of Lok Sabha presented the data about the people who renounced Indian citizenship till the Current year since 2019. According to that data, a total of 1,63,370 Indians renounced their citizenship in different countries, as compared to 85,256 in 2020 and 1,44,017 in 2019. Out of these 1,63,370 citizens, more than 78 thousand got US citizenship, whereas more than 25 Thousand got citizenship in Australia, 21597 got Ca...Read More

BSNL connectivity issues; Passport Seva Kendra services disrupted in Porbandar

June 08, 2022
BSNL connectivity issues; Passport Seva Kendra services disrupted in Porbandar

Porbandar: The passport related services are on halt at Passport Seva Kendra at head post-office in Porbandar due to fault in modem since 12th May. The officials on duty informed that the service will be resumed within 2 to 3 days after arrival of a new modem. The Passport Seva Kendra at Porbandar head post office provides service of issuing new passports and passport renewal. Average over 40 people visit it daily. A team of BSNL arrived after an official informed them about the issue. They ...Read More

CoWIN certificates to be linked to Passport of three types of travelers going abroad

June 07, 2021
CoWIN certificates to be linked to Passport of three types of travelers going abroad

New Delhi: Government of India has been supporting the efforts of States and UTs for an effective Vaccination drive under the ‘Whole of Government” approach since 16th January this year. With the aim to universalize the Vaccination drive, the Government has opened vaccination for all adults above 18 years of age with the onset of Liberalized Phase III of India’s vaccination strategy from 1st May 2021. It has been a constant endeavour of the Union Government to streamline the vaccinatio...Read More

8 nabbed by SOG in central Gujarat, 5 bogus passports of Spain, one I card of republic of Estonia seized

October 09, 2019
8 nabbed by SOG in central Gujarat, 5 bogus passports of Spain, one I card of republic of Estonia seized

Vadodara: The Special Operation Group (SOG) of the crime branch of police in the city has nabbed 8 people of a suspected fake passport racket with 5 bogus passports of Spain and an Identity cart of the republic of Estonia. Police today said that based on a tip off the eight people, two of whom are residents of Ahmedabad district, 5 from Mahesana and one from Mansa in Gandhinagar were nabbed yesterday from a tea point near Rajshri talkies in Sayajiganj area of the city. Five bog...Read More

Ahmedabad man held at Delhi airport with fake passport

May 29, 2019
Ahmedabad man held at Delhi airport with fake passport

Ahmedabad: A man from Ahmedabad was apprehended by Central Industrial Security Force(CISF) personnel at the Delhi airport for allegedly possessing a fake passport to travel to Canada. He was handed over to the Delhi Police which is probing the case. Ahmedabad resident Jaimin Patel was intercepted late Tuesday night as he was roaming suspiciously in the Terminal-3 building of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).He was looking nervous and he made a hasty retreat just before he was su...Read More