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Types of Passport

A passport is a document which by its nature and purpose is a political document for the benefit of its holder. it recognizes him as a citizen of the country granting it and is in the nature of a request to the other country for his free passage there. There can, therefore, be no doubt that a passport is a document of importance for travel abroad and is of considerable value to the holder. [Nrisingha Murali Charkaborty vs. State of West Bengal AIR 1977 SC 1174 at pp. 1175, 1176].

A passport is an identity of a person during his stay in foreign country, the nationality of person is not recognised in other country. So without a passport a person cannot be permitted to move into another country. Passport can be used basides identity or recognition, for different purposes. [Satwant Singh Sawhney vs. Assistant Passport Officer, AIR 1967 SC 1836].

Types of Passport

The following classes of passports may be issued under the Passport Act, 1967:

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