Cyprus cancels maligned 'golden passport' scheme

Cyprus government spokesman Kyriakos Koushos said the Cabinet accepted a recommendation by the minsters of the interior and finance to cancel altogether the 'golden passport' program.

published on : 14th October 2020

'Taiwan' highlighted in country's new passport to mark distinction from China

The new design is intended to make identifying the citizenship of Taiwan passport holders easier, according to an official statement issued by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

published on : 10th October 2020

Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova 'tears passport to pieces' to avoid expulsion

Kolesnikova, one of the last of the figures still in the country leading mass protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, was detained at the border early on Tuesday after going missing.

published on : 9th September 2020

New Taiwan passports to emphasise distinction with China

Taiwan has since shrugged off political connections with China as part of its transition to full democracy.

published on : 2nd September 2020

Passport services at post offices resume

In a huge relief to those applying for fresh passports or renewing them, most of the Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs) have begun functioning.

published on : 26th August 2020

Cyprus denies allegations of granting crime-accused foreigners citizenship under 'golden passport' scheme

The program has attracted many investors because a passport from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus automatically grants its holder citizenship to the entire 27-member European Union.

published on : 24th August 2020

Now, Indian expats in UAE can renew passport in just two days

Further, the Indian Consulate in Dubai can now accept passport applications from expatriates living across the UAE, the Gulf News reported.

published on : 1st August 2020

Bombay HC notice to Maharashtra minister Vijay Wadettiwar on plea over hiding cases for passport

A petition has alleged that when Waddettiwar applied for passport in Nagpur in May 2001 for the first time, he deliberately did not disclose the criminal cases pending against him.

published on : 18th July 2020

Bengaluru passport office issues papers in record time to five-year-old boy for travel to Singapore before lockdown

Along with wife Ruchi Singal and son Avyan Goyal, Kumar had been on a trip to his brother’s house in Bengaluru recently when they got caught in the lockdown.

published on : 16th July 2020

We intend to open Passport Seva Kendras in every Lok Sabha constituency, says EAM Jaishankar

More than 1.22 crore passports were issued by the passport issuing authorities in India and abroad during 2019.

published on : 24th June 2020

Five Rohingyas arrested in Telangana for illegal immigration, getting Aadhar, Indian passport

All the five had got Aadhaar cards and voter IDs while the two men managed to obtain Indian passports in 2018 from the city.

published on : 9th June 2020

Over 1 lakh national IDs of Indians, including Aadhaar, PAN put on dark net for sale: Cyber intelligence firm

The leaked data seems to have originated from a third party and not from the government system, according to a report by Cyble.

published on : 3rd June 2020

Boris Johnson pledges to let in Hong Kong citizens in UK as China to implement national security law

About 350,000 Hong Kong citizens hold British National Overseas passports, a legacy of the colonial era, and 2.5 million others are eligible to apply for them, Johnson said in his column.

published on : 3rd June 2020

Immunity passports' for COVID-19 may lead to discrimination, intentional infections: Scientists

Individuals in possession of an 'immunity passport' could be exempt from physical restrictions and may return to work, school and daily life.

published on : 28th May 2020

Passport offices open up 1/3rd appointment slots

All the offices in the State were completely sanitised and all steps to ensure social distancing were put in place, Kuthati said.

published on : 20th May 2020
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