From now on, the permanent address will no longer be a problem for applicants, as applicants can present their registered rental agreement as proof of valid address on which they have stayed for more than a year as a tenant. The issue was discussed with the Department`s Legal and Contractual Division (L-T) and it was decided that the registered tenancy agreement, duly registered under section 17 of the Registration Act 1908 and executed by the lessor for a period of more than one year in favour of the tenant, would be accepted as valid proof of address for the filing of the passport application. After receiving the permanent address in 2014 as a valid document to apply for a passport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs adopted a provision to use the rental deed as a valid document to apply for a passport. The notification was sent to all passport offices. All changes required to present a passport are presented below. Source: rupeenomics.com/non-registered-rent-agreement-now-valid-address-proof-passport-applications/ Regional Officer Depass Harmanbir Singh Gill said: “Today, many young people move from city to work and study. This is why many people find it difficult to write a document attesting to their stay in one place for a year. We have seen a lot of cases like this. The communication on the same was issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 20 last year, but it was not implemented in principle today at different locations because the changes have not been updated in the PSP (Passport Seva Portal) portal, RPO officials at the Jalandhar branch said. In a letter from the Department of Foreign Affairs on 8 September, all passport offices were informed that no one-year proof of address was required and that address references could be provided by applicants, regardless of the date of issuance. If the applicant stays less than a year at the current address, he must provide only different addresses and no proof of address for the old addresses in the past year. The use of rent for one year as valid proof of the passport application was notified in 2014. Harmanbir Singh, Regional Passport Officer, “While we are relaxing the standards of proof of address, we will be very strict while checking whether the tenant has remained at the address indicated for a year or more and whether the agreement is being carried out according to the rules set out in the deed.
The unregified contract is also considered and accepted by passport issuers as proof of address valid for issuing passport equipment to applicants.