Hajj aspirants to get passports from tomorrow

Passport Office Srinagar in overdrive to issue travel documents to Hajj aspirants on priority: RPO Kashmir

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SRINAGAR — The Regional Passport Office Srinagar has decided to issue passports to the Hajj pilgrims from Thursday.

Devender Kumar, who joined recently as Regional Passport Officer (RPO) Kashmir and Ladakh, told the news agency KDC that they have decided to issue passport details to intending Hajj pilgrims from Thursday on a priority basis as Jammu and Kashmir Police have cleared the verification process of over 300 hundred aspirants. “The toil is unparalleled; it’s for the first time that such formalities were completed in a very crisp time,” he told KDC.

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Kumar said, “I took the matter of Hajj aspirants personally with civil administration as well as Jammu and Kashmir Police for clearing the police verification report (PVR) on priority.”

On February 25, over 500 aspirants participated in the special drive here. “We have received over 300 police verification reports (PVR) from CID so far. Accordingly, passports are being printed without any delay,” he said, adding that his office staff is all out to help the Hajj aspirants and they will be issuing Passports or Passport details from tomorrow.

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The officer has urged all those aspirants who applied through a special drive to collect passport details from tomorrow. “A list will be also sent to the Hajj office in Bemina,” he said, adding that passports are under printing and details for which will be provided from Thursday so that the aspirants can fill out the Hajj form.

The last date for submitting a passport is on December 10 at the Hajj office in Srinagar.

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