Chennai floods: Govt to issue fresh passport for free if previous lost or damaged

The Centre has announced a scheme for “prompt re-issue” of passports at free-of-cost in Chennai and other flood-affected districts.

The special scheme, effective from December 8 (Tuesday), would be valid for two months, an official release said.
There will be instant re-issue of passports damaged in rains, free of cost at regional passport offices, it said.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted:

Passport damaged or lost in TN floods  Here’s how you can get a fresh one   The Hindu

A special ‘passport mela’ for flood victims would also be conducted on December 12 at three Passport Seva Kendras functioning in Chennai.

To get a duplicate passport, applicants are not required to submit an online application. “An application on plain paper and the flood damaged passport are required”, it said.

Related Articles


Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker