It is against the Law to give false information when submitting the details requested in theapplication form.
: This type of passport is issued to members of the Diplomatic Corpsonly who are posted to an Embassy or High commission of India overseas. When in a foreigncountry and working for the Indian government, personnel enjoy
. This meansthat the laws of the foreign country do not apply to them and they can not be prosecuted in any way by their courts and Law.
UN /UNESCO PASSPORT
: This type of passport has a
which is the color of theUnited Nations. Whenever an Indian citizen working with the Armed Forces or attached to the UNto represent India , the United Nations,
headquartered in New York
, USA issues a ‘Special UNPassport’ which may be used by that person for the duration of his or her duty in another country . Itsignifies that that person is working for the United Nations. For example, the
employed worldwide have that privilege. Also NGO’s involved in relief and aid work like theInternational Red Cross.
JOINT OR FAMILY PASSPORT:
A family passport may include the name of the spouse as wellas the name or names of children below the age of 13 years. It must be noted that a person includedin the passport of another may not use the passport for travel unless he is accompanied by the bearer /passport holder.
:Besides a Passport, a person requires a valid VISA to travel to other countries. A visa is anendorsement placed in the passport by a consular officer located in one’s country. Embassies andHigh Commissions in New Delhi and Consulates in Metro cities like Mumbai & Chennai have theconsular officers who provide diplomatic services and issue visas. When a visa is stamped on the passport, it indicates that the traveler is authorized to enter another country. Visas must be obtainedin the country of residence prior to departure. All countries charge a VISA FEE which needs to be paid upon delivery of the visa. Application forms for visas are available from the Embassiesconcerned. Some countries require supporting documents like proof of finance (e.g. - UK and USA)Where-in one has to show how he or she will support themselves in another country. Sometimesletters from sponsors who state that you will be their guest is sufficient.In the US & UK Embassies for example, the traveler has to undergo a lengthy interview as well.Important is purpose of visit, place of residence in that country, duration of stay etc.Some countries which are tourism intensive have visas for travelers available on arrival at the airport,given by the local immigration officers.Airlines that carry passengers out of India also have the responsibility to check if the passenger carries a valid visa, otherwise it is their responsibility to bring the passenger home (at the Airline’scost) incase the destination country refuses entry.TYPES OF VISAS1. Transit Visa2. Tourist Visa