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Advisory regarding defacement of Indian passports by travel agents for advertising purpose

Posted on: August 19, 2023 | Back | Print

Embassy of India



1. It has been observed on multiple occasions that the Indian passports have been used as an advertising platform by many unscrupulous travel agents, defacing the cover of the passport by pasting their agency/company’s stickers. This is also in contravention of Government of India’s guidelines in this regard.

2. All passport holders are therefore requested to ensure that their passports are not defaced by the travel agents or any other person of establishment at any time.


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