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Indian passport

The Indian passport is the passport issued to citizens of India. It enables the bearer to travel internationally and serves as proof of Indian citizenship. The Consular Passport & Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, functioning as the central passport organisation, is responsible for issuance of Indian passports to all eligible Indian citizens. Passports are issued from 37 locations across the country and 162 Indian missions abroad. Passport holder identity Indian passports have identity information printed on both front and back cover ends. Both of these pages are laminated to prevent modification. The opening cover end contains the following information: Photo of Passport Holder Signature of the passport holder Type (P)- Stands for "Personal" Country code (IND) Passport number Surname Given names Nationality (Indian) Sex Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY) Place of birth Place of issue Date of issue (DD/MM/YYYY) Date of expiry (DD/MM/YYYY) The information page nds with the Machine Readable Passport Zone. The closing end contains the following information: Name of father/legal guardian Name of mother Name of spouse Address Old passport no. with date and place of issue File no. Passport Note The passports contain a note from the issuing state that is addressed to the authorities of all other states, identifying the bearer as a citizen of that state and requesting that he or she be allowed to pass and be treated according to international norms. The note inside of Indian passports states: These are to request and require in the name of the President of the Republic of India all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance, and to afford him or her, every assistance and protection of which he or she may stand in need. By order of the President of the Republic of India The note bearing page is typically stamped and signed by the issuing authority in the name of the President of Republic of India.