Centre has not removed nationality column from passport, viral claims are untrue

Social media users are claiming that the Central Government has removed the nationality column from the passport.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  24 Jun 2022 1:26 PM GMT
Centre has not removed nationality column from passport, viral claims are untrue

Hyderabad: Social media users are claiming that the Central Government has removed the nationality column from the passport.


Click here to view the post.

https://www.facebook.com/100040119034182/posts/pfbid0WYupnRiDzQHRsW7CQQZcoHb6C4vaLaNRcKUAToTXKEjAjiHDEfCFKcaJ9vUFuzCPl/

Fact check:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter searched the internet for such information and did not find any such decision. No media has reported it.

We checked the Ministry of External Affairs' official Passport Seva Portal and found no notification about the government doing away with the nationality column in the passport.

https://portal1.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/downloadEFormStatic

https://portal1.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/archive

We found that the claim has been viral since 2021.

https://www.facebowebsites100008613464959/posts/pfbid0WAJeYUUspY3ZhozYuthe kMQm9LB3ciQTcQFoD7VFqMDUWYGoj2USgreS4NbQuC1cRmKl/

Many Fact Check websites have debunked the claim Ministry of External Affairs spokesman refuted. India Today quoted him saying that the government has not removed the nationality column from the passport.

https://www.indiatoday.in/fact-check/story/fact-check-no-centre-has-not-removed-the-nationality-column-from-indian-passports-1757293-2021-01-08

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:Central Government has removed the nationality column from the passport.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
Next Story
Share it