Good News! Passport norms gets easier for all the single moms out there
It’s a good news for all single mothers and adopted children. Now, passport norms have become easy for all the single moms, and adopted children out there.
The new passport rules were announced by MoS for external affairs Gen V K Singh. The list of documents will include birth date proof also includes PAN card, voter ID, school leaving certificate and driving licence.
Apart from this, Sadhus and sanyasis will now be able to apply for passports with the name of their spiritual guru in place of their biological parents name.
Government has made the procedure very simple and smooth by reducing the paperwork and documentation required for several categories of applicants.
The ministry said that Aadhaar/e-Aadhaar cards would now be accepted as proof of date of birth and digitally signed marriage certificates as proof of marriage.
This would override passport rules, 1980, which says applicants born on or after January 26, 1989 have to submit their birth certificates.
Single parent to enjoy exceptional benefit
Not only for adopted kids even getting a passport will be easier for single parents too. The MEA says, “The online passport application form requires the applicant to provide the name of father or mother or legal guardian, i.e. only one parent … This would enable single parents to apply … for their children and to issue passports where name of father or mother is not required to be printed at the request of the applicant”.
Government has done this specially for adopted children and single parents.
Separated or divorced applicants will not have to mention the name of her/his spouse in the application form either.
Sadhus and Sanyasis who sacrificed their families will now be able to apply for passports with the name of their spiritual guru in place of their biological parents’ names.
They should have at least one one public document such as election photo identity card issued by the Election Commission of India, PAN card, Aadhaar card etc wherein the name of the guru has been recorded against the column for parents’ names.
Orphaned or adopted children who do not have proof of date of birth can now give a declaration from the head of the orphanage or child care home instead.
For children adopted within the country, there is no longer a need to get an adopted certificate, just an undertaking from the parent would do.
So, now documentation process gets really easy for adopted and single parents. All thanks goes to Government!