Passport service day
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Every year, Passport Seva Divas is celebrated on 24th June.
The day is observed to commemorate the enactment of the Passport Act on June 24, 1967.
On Passport Seva Divas, the Government of India clarified that the process of production of chip-enabled e-passports is underway which will help strengthen the security of Indian travel to a great extent.
The personal details of the applicants will be stored in the chips and they will be digitally signed.
It will have 64 KB of memory space. About 30 international trips will be stored in this chip.
The Passport Act describes the procedures for obtaining an Indian passport.
This Act replaced the British Indian Passport and Passport Act, 1920.
As per Article 9 of the Indian Constitution, this Act does not allow dual citizenship.
According to this act, if a person has acquired foreign citizenship, he has to surrender his passport.
The passports to be issued under the Passport Act are as follows -
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
India ranks 84th in the list of the world's strongest passports.
According to the 'Henley Passport Index', people holding an Indian passport can travel to 59 countries without a prior visa.
According to the 'Henley Passport Index', the most powerful passports are those of Singapore and Japan. People holding passports of these two countries can enter about 192 countries without a visa.
At the bottom of this index is the passport of Afghanistan.
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