Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) can be collected from MRP Office at the consulate between 3:00pm and 5:00pm from Monday to Friday except public/announced holidays. Applicants need to collect their passports in person. However to facilitate the families, only one family member can come to collect the MRPs issued for all his / her family members.
After collection of MRP each holder is required to put his signature or thumb impression in the given box on page 2 of the passport. In case of minor, thumb impression of the child is to be affixed (Female = Right Thumb, Male = Left Thumb).
All applicants are advised to collect their passports by the due date. Passports not collected a month after the collection date will be destroyed as per existing policy.
|Applicant's Age Group||MRP Validity|
|Adults above fifteen (15) years||Five (5) or Ten (10) Years|
|Children up to the age of fifteen (15) years||Five (5) Years only|