renewals at the centre increased gradually every year, with 5568 in 2015, 9800 in 2016 and 14,400 in 2017.
While talking to Pakistan Today, the director passport
Punjab Muhammad Fayyaz said, 'Previously there were only two counter at the passport
office and we have increased them to nine along with one window operation for all the people who come to the passport
Though cabinet removed column of 'profession' from the passport
, yet it is still mandatory
'Cabinet authorised the increase of the validity period for the three categories of the Namibian passports
(National, Diplomatic and Official) from the current five years to 10 years,' he said.
Impeccable information available to this paper has it that the development has seen passport
applicants rushing to the national capital where they pay GHS300 cedis for a passport
"The DFA department order, which will cancel the country's passports
of former secretaries of foreign affairs and ambassadors, cannot prevail over a passport
act which is a law passed by Congress," Del Rosario said.
Canceling courtesy diplomatic passports
is not unlawful but is a move to protect national honor, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.
It is highly secure, hence avoids passport
reproduction and tampering.
Some 900,000 people have been issued with the new generation passports
. Applications by 1.5 million others are pending.
All zonal heads have been directed and authorised to review the recommendations of government employees from their respective departments regarding obtaining passport
in concealment and approval will be accorded by the Zonal heads for the cases forwarded to them by the Regional Passport
Officers (RPOs) under their control.
The cabinet approved the proposed policy submitted by the Interior division and decided that Interior division will examine the need and rationale of the 'profession' column in the passport
in the light of global best practices.
The purpose of these digital passports
is to avoid tampering,fraud andcreation of fake passports
A British consultancy firm, Henley and Partners, have published an annual Passport
Index ranking the relative strength of the world's passports
ranked 68th in "The Passport
Index 2018", from the Global Passport
PowerRank, which compares the passports
of different countries according to the principle of access of their citizens to other countries.