Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hike in Passport and related Services

Government has decided to increase fees for Passport Services from Rs.1000/- to Rs.1500/- under normal category and under Tatkal scheme Passport service charge has been increased from Rs. 2500/- to Rs. 3500/-.

For Indian Citizen living abroad, the revised fees would be USD 75.00 (from 40.00) and Euro 60 (from 48.00) for normal applications.

The revised fees will be implemented from October 1, 2012.

Sources said that the revision is due to hike in expenses related to establishment, IT expenses,personalisation costs, printing of passport booklets, payment to India Posts, reimbursement to police authorities, procurement of equipment, capital expenditure, etc..

 Source : PTI

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