SectionsParticulars
1Short title and extent
(1) This Act may be called the Passports Act, 1967.(2) It extends to the whole of India and applies also to citizens of India who are outside India....
2Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,(a) "departure", with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means departure from India by wa...
3Passport or travel document for departure from India
No person shall depart from, or attempt to depart from, India unless he holds in this behalf a valid passport or travel document.For the purposes of this sec...
4Classes of passports and travel documents
(1) The following classes of passports may be issued under this Act, namely: -(a) ordinary passport;(b) official passport;(c) diplomatic passport.(2) The foll...
5Applications for passports, travel documents, etc., and orders thereon
1[(1) An application for the issue of a passport under this Act for visiting such foreign country or countries (not being a named foreign country) as may be s...
6Refusal of passports, travel documents. etc.
(1) Subject to the other provisions of this Act, the passport authority shall refuse to make an endorsement for visiting any foreign country under clause (b) ...
7Duration of travel document
A passport or travel document shall, unless revoked earlier, continue inĀ  force for such period as may be prescribed and different periods may be prescribed f...
8Extension of period of passport
Where a passport is issued for a shorter period than the prescribed period under section 7, such shorter period shall, unless the passport authority for reas...
9Conditions and forms of passports and travel documents
The conditions subject to which, and the form in which, a passport or travel document shall be issued or renewed shall be such as may be prescribed:that diffe...
10Variation, impounding and revocation of passports and travel documents
(1) The passport authority may, having regard to the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 6 or any notification under section 19, vary or cancel the endor...
11Appeals
(1) Any person aggrieved by an order of the passport authority under clause (b) or clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 5 or clause (b) of the proviso to ...
12Offences and penalties
(1) Whoever-(a) contravenes the provisions of section 3; or(b) knowingly furnishes any false information or suppresses any material information with a. view ...
13Power to arrest
(1) Any officer of customs empowered by a general or special order of the Central Government in this behalf and any 10[officer of police or emigration officer...
14Power of search and seizure
(1) Any officer of customs empowered by a general or special order of the Central Government in this behalf and any 10[officer of police or emigration officer...
15Previous sanction of Central Government necessary
No prosecution shall be instituted against any person in respect of any offence under this Act without the previous sanction of the Central Government or such...
16Protection of action taken in good faith
No suit, prosecution or other, legal proceeding shall lie against the Government or any officer or authority for anything which is in good faith done or inten...
17Passport and travel document to be property of Central Government
A passport or travel document issued under this Act shall in all times remain the property of the Central Government.13[***]...
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19Passports and travel documents to be invalid for travel to certain countries
Upon the issue of t notification by the Central Government that a foreign country is-(a) a country which is committing external aggression against India; or(b...
20Issue of passports and travel documents to persons who are not citizens of India
Notwithstanding anything contained in the foregoing provisions relating to issue of a passport or travel document, the Central Government may issue, or cause ...
21Power to delegate
The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that any power or function which may be exercised or performed by it under this Ac...
22Power to exempt
Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient in the public interest so to do, it may, by notification in the Official Gaze...
23Act to be in addition to certain enactments
The provisions of this Act shall be in addition to and not in derogation of the provisions of the Passport (Entry into India) Act, 1920 (34 of 1920), the 14[E...
24Power to make rules
(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.(2) In particular, and without p...
25Change of short title of Act 34 of 1920
In the Indian Passport Act, 1920, in sub-section (1) of section 1, for the words and figures "the Indian Passport Act, 1920", the words, brackets and figures ...
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27Repeal and saving
(1) The Passports Ordinance, 1967 is hereby repealed.(2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken or purporting to have been done or tak...
Foot Notes
1. Inserted by Act 31 of 1978, w.e.f. 18th. August, 1978.2. Substituted. for the words "a fee of rupees fifty" by the passports (Amendment) Act 1993 (Act No. ...
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