What can I do when I get show cause notice from passport office for not being present?


You should reply to the show cause notice by stating why you were not there during the police verification, you can explain the reason for you not being available , if they agree with your reasoning they will give another chance for police verification.

If Show Cause Notice (Show Case Notice) is issued due to you not being present at time of police verification, then it is better you visit the office and inform them the reason for your unavailability.If they find your reason satisfactory, then they will process your application further ahead again for the Police verification.

You would be issued a Show Case Notice in case there is something adverse in terms of your documents/ police verification or you made a fake/false submission in your passport application.

Show Case Notice means show cause notice issued to the applicant of PP. It is generally issued when adverse police verification report is received by PSK/RPO or some other reason such as any discrepancy observed in the documents submitted.

Show cause notice means a Court order that requires a party to appear before the court and explain why a certain course of action should not be taken against it. If the party cannot convince the court or fails to appear, that course of action is taken.

Reference: Passports Act
The Passports Act is an act of the Parliament of India “for the issue of passports and travel documents, to regulate the departure from India of citizens of India and for other persons and for matters incidental or ancillary thereto.



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