Child Endorsement on Machine Readable Passport (MRP)

Machine Readable Passport (MRP) is issued in conformity with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. According to the ICAO standards child endorsement is not allowed on parent’s passport. Therefore child endorsement will not be done on the parents’ machine readable passport. Instead of this; children (even under 18 years) will be issued a separate Machine Readable Passport (MRP)


Manual hand written passports to phase out by November 2015

According to International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Manual / Hand written passport (Non-MRP) will phase out with effect from 25th November, 2015. Foreign governments may deny visa or entry to persons travelling on manual passports after November 24, 2015.