• 8 Andhra Pradesh districts shifted to Vizag passport zone

    HYDERABAD: Nearly eight months after bifurcation of the state, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) has decided to redraw the jurisdiction of the Regional Passport Office, Hyderabad, and move eight districts of Andhra Pradesh – Anantapur, Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam – to the Visakhapatnam passport office jurisdiction. Incidentally, the RPO, Hyderabad, […]

  • Australia Launches Online Visa Pilot Programme for Indians

    A pilot programme was launched today to make it easier for Indian business and tourism visitors to apply online for travel to Australia. The pilot programme, which has been kicked off on a trial basis, covers online lodgement of subclass 600 visas for Indian business and tourism visitors. It will be rolled out through selected […]

  • Surat RPO issues 1.36 lakh passports in 2014

    SURAT:  The Regional Passport Office (RPO) has achieved an astounding success in 2014 by granting a total of 1,36,537 passport related services as against 1,25,120 during the previous year, registering an increase of more than 9 per cent. The Ministry of External Affairs had set a target of issuing a total of One Crore Passport […]

  • Passport mela and adalat organised by Surat RPO

    SURAT : The Regional Passport Office (RPO) has organised yet another ‘passport mela’ and ‘passport adalat’ on December 27 and December 24 respectively to allow more and more people to take advantage for getting their passports issued. In the last few months, the passport office has organised more than four passport melas wherein hundreds of […]

  • Vizag RPO issues 1.86 lakh passports despite Hudhud hurdle

    VISAKHAPATNAM: The Vizag regional passport office (RPO) has made it to the list of five RPOs in the country to have crossed their targets set by the Union ministry of external affairs under its ‘Mission One Crore Passports’. The other four RPOs are Kochi, Madurai, Chandigarh and Surat. The Vizag RPO made the cut by […]

  • Passport appointments increased to 950

    PUNE: The Regional Passport Office has increased the number of daily appointments from 900 to 950 for passport applicants in the normal category. The additional slots would be available from December 1, a press note said. The increase has been affected as part of the RPO’s attempts to further improve the citizen services. The additional […]

  • Overseas investors can gain Greece citizenship through Golden visa scheme

    Here’s good news for non-EU investors in Greek. A bill has been passed by the Greek parliament to permit foreign buyers to attain full citizenship in Greece. At present, the Golden visa programme in the nation endows renewable five year citizenship permits to foreign Investors whoever buys property of worth more than €250,000. All the […]