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Identity Certificate
Q1: What is an Identity Certificate?
A: Identity Certificate (IC) is normally issued to Tibetan Refugees residing in India, from the Regional Passport Office, Delhi (RPO Delhi) on recommendation by the Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (HHDL), New Delhi. In addition to Tibetan refugees, Stateless people residing in India may also apply for Identity Certificate at the Passport Office within whose jurisdiction they are currently residing.
IC issuance is subject to clearance by Ministry of External Affairs (Consular, Passport and Visa (CPV) Division). In addition, clearance by State Government (Department of Home Affairs / Police) / FRRO is also required for grant of No Objection to Return to India (NORI) to be stamped on the Identity Certificate.
Q2: Where can I get the Application Form for Identity Certificate?
A: You can download the Application form from the Passport Seva website (www.passportindia.gov.in).
Q3: Where can I submit the Application Form?
A: Tibetan Refugees residing in India need to apply at RPO Delhi.
Stateless people residing in India need to apply at the passport office within whose jurisdiction they currently reside.
Q4: What would be the validity of an Identity Certificate?
A: Identity Certificate is generally issued for 10 years.
Q5: What is the fee for an Identity Certificate?
A: To know the fee details, please click on "Fee Calculator" link on Home page.