Unrequired Birth Certificate for 26th Jan, 1989 born applicant
The passport seekers in India can get benefit out of the recent leverages given by the Indian government. On 26th December 2016, a press release from the Ministry of External Affairs read that it would be a piece of pie for those who don’t have birth certificate.
Erstwhile, providing birth certificate of the applicants born on or after 26th January, 1989 was mandatory. Now, leniency has been introduced in this rule. Such applicants can apply and get it without any hassle.
Substitute documents of birth certificate: The passport applicants are given more choices to get their passport conveniently. However, birth certificate is no more mandatory but it has been kept as one of the authentic proofs of birth.
Let’s know what those certificates are which would be alternatives of birth certificate.
·Transfer/ School Leaving Certificate/ Matriculation Certificate of the applicant’s school. This certificate must read his/her birth date.
·Valid PAN card issued by the Income Tax Department. It must also read holder’s date of birth (DOB).
·Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar reading DOB of the applicant.
·If the applicant is in government service, his/her service record/ pay pension order. The certificate must be duly attested by the competent authority’s officer. The paper must mention DOB.
·Driving licence reading DOB of the applicant.
·Election Commission’s Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) that mentions his/her DOB.
·Policy Bond, like Life Insurance Corporations/Company that reads DOB of the applicant.
·While accepting the recommendation of the three member committee of the MEA and the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the applicant can mention the name of his/her single parent in the passport application form.
·The number of forms/certificates to be enclosed with the passport application form is reduced to 9 from 15. Annexes A, C, D, E, J & K are no more required. And a few have been merged.
·The good news is that the annexes would be submitted in the form of self-declaration. The applicant should write them on the plain paper. Moreover, those annexes shall not require notarization/attestation by the Notary/ Executive Magistrate/ First Class Judicial Magistrate.
·For wedded applicant, Annexure K or marriage certificate is not required now.
·If the applicant is divorced or separated, he/she needs not submit the divorce decree.
·Orphan applicants, who don’t have any birth proof or matriculation certificate, can submit the declaration of the head of the orphanage.
·The applicant born out of the married relation can submit only Annexure G on a plain paper.
·If the applicant is an adopted child domestically, he/she needs not submit the registered deed of the adoption. A self-declaration of adoption on the plain paper is valid now.
·The employed applicant needs not produce Identity of recruitment (Annexure B) or No Objection Certificate (NOC) (Annexure M). Now, a self-declaration stating that the employer has prior information about the passport application on the plain paper.
·Saints and Sadhus should mention the name of their spiritual guru in the place of their biological parents. Alongside, they must provide EPIC or PAN Card or Aadhaar Card wherein the column of parents shall read spiritual gurus name.
·In case of scrutinizing the validity of certificates, like Police Clearance Certificate from India, the process will remain the same. Competent authority will check and nod for issuance subsequently.