Passports will soon stop serving as valid proof of address and the Government of India is expected to introduce a new format soon.
This is so because the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday decided to discontinue the last page of the passport, containing information about parents, address, Emigration Check Required (ECR) and old passport details.
The last page of the passport will not be printed anymore,The new passports will be designed by the Indian Security Press (ISP), Nasik.
The Ministry decided that the last page of the passport and other travel documents issued under the Passports Act, 1967 and Passport Rules, 1980 would no longer be printed.
The last page contains information such as the name of the Father, Mother, Spouse, Address, ECR and old passport number with date and place of issue of the holder of the passport.