'No fresh applications to be entertained'
SHORT VALIDITY PASSPORT
Srinagar, Apr 16: Passport Officer Firdous Iqbal on Monday said that only those Hajj aspirants would be given a Short Validity Passport (SVP) who have already applied for it. No fresh applications would be entertained for such passports, he said.
“Short Validity Passports for one year for travel to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against a standard affidavit shall be given only to those applicants whose Police Verification Report (PVR) has not been received by the Passport Office till date,” Iqbal said in a statement.
This facility, he said, would be provided to those applicants who have already applied under proper procedure while no fresh application shall be entertained under this facility. He said more details could be got from the Office during valid working hours.
Giving details, he said, that against 25951 applications received from Jan 1, 2012 till April 14, 2012, 17507 passports stand issued. He added that since March 20 this year, 6647 passports mostly in favour of Hajj applicants, have been issued against 6785 applications.
Iqbal said the Passport Office Srinagar has worked round the clock even on holidays during the last fortnight to issue the passports particularly to Hajj applicants.
He urged the applicants to cooperate with the office as they were putting in all efforts to provide maximum possible passports to the Hajj aspirants.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
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