Phasing out of Handwritten Passports

1400589523_bbThe International Civil Aviation Organisation has set a deadline of the 24th November 2015 for globally phasing out all non-Machine Readable Passports(MRP). Indian citizens, who are holding handwritten passports as well as 20-years passports with validity beyond the 24th November 2015, should apply for re-issue of passports and obtain MRP passports well in advance before 24/11/2015 to avoid any inconvenience in obtaining foreign visa or immigration problem.
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