New Delhi, Sept 30: Getting a passport will become costlier by Rs 500 from tomorrow. The Government has decided to increase passport fees from the current Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500. However, applicants wanting Tatkal delivery will have to pay Rs 3,500. For Indians living abroad, the revised fee would be 75 dollars from the current 40 dollars and Euro 60.00 from 48.00 for normal applications.
The revision in the fees is being done after ten years as the last time the passport was revised was in March 2002. The Government had introduced the system of charging fees for issuing passport in 1993 after the passing of the Passport (Amendment) Bill, 1992 which permits the Government to fix the Passport fee on the basis of actual cost incurred in the process. In 1993, passport fee had been fixed at Rs 300 which was increased to Rs 1,000 when the next revision took place in 2002. Agencies
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