DUBAI: Indian expats in the UAE and elsewhere can now provide their local address abroad in their passports, an official at the Indian Consulate in Dubai has said.
The Indian Government has decided to allow its overseas citizens to add their local address mainly to aid those who do not have permanent or valid addresses in India, Siddhartha Kumar Baraily, consul, Passport and Attestation, Indian Consulate in Dubai, said.
“We understand that many people who have been staying for a long time in the UAE don’t have a valid address in India. They may add their local UAE address in their passports,” Siddhartha said.
Clarifying that having the UAE address printed on the passport is an optional service and not a mandatory requirement for Indian expats, Siddhartha reiterated that the Indian government had decided to allow its overseas citizens to add their local address in the country of residence mainly to aid those who do not have a permanent presence in India.