The Indian Embassy in Doha has introduced machine readable passports (MRPs) in consonance with the guidelines issued by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The new document is machine printed and machine-readable.
The new system will help the embassy to maintain the current schedule of service delivery though the population of Indians has ballooned to 310,000. The new booklet conforms to the international specifications. The new e-Passports will make it easy for travelers to get easy clearance at immigration counters across the world. The new application form is slightly different from new form. The photographs should have a light background, not white or black, and they should not be signed across, unlike in the past. The signature should be on the front page. The entire data on the passport will be uploaded to the government system and this would make it easy to seek other government services.