PHASING OUT OF HANDWRITTEN PASSPORTS
Indian citizens living in South Sudan are advised to replace their handwritten passports with machine-readable passports. The International Civil Aviation Organization (lCAO) has set a deadline of the 24th November 2015 for globally phasing out of all non-Machine Readable Passports (MRPs).
Indian citizens residing in South Sudan and holding such passports are advised to apply for re-issue of their passports to avoid any inconvenience in obtaining the valid visa or international travel. Needless to mention, travel on ICAO compliant machine-readable passports will facilitate the hassle-free and safe journey.