Short validity passport for Hajj pilgrims
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Apr 14: People who want to go on Hajj but lack proper travel documents can now breathe easy as they will have the facility of a speedy short validity passport.
“Ministry of External Affairs has issued instructions to all Regional Passport Officers in the country to issue a short validity passport to Hajj pilgrims pending receipt of police verification report," the Ministry spokesman said today.
He said that in order to enable prospective Hajj pilgrims to obtain passport, the Hajj Committee has decided to extend the last date for submission of Hajj application forms from April 16 to April 25.
More than 1,70,000 pilgrims from India would be performing Hajj this year.
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