REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMATIC AND SERVICE PASSPORTS
Applicants are obligated to fulfill the following essential requirements:
1. Letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: A precisely composed letter, issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, carrying the signature of the Minister, Deputy Minister, or Permanent Secretary, is mandatory. This letter serves as a formal endorsement, underlining the applicant’s qualification for the diplomatic or service passport.
2. Copy of Employment Identification Card: A copy of the applicant’s employment identification card must be provided.
3. Employment Letter: A comprehensive employment letter, originating from the appointed or employing government institution, is vital. This letter serves as an official proof, confirming the applicant’s position and employment status within the government structure.
4. Declaration of Reason: Applicants are required to submit a well-articulated declaration clarifying the purpose for seeking the diplomatic or service passport. This declaration should clearly outline the official duties and responsibilities that deserve the issuance of such a specialized passport.
5. Acceptance and Signature of the Director General: The Director General of the Immigration and Citizenship Agency (ICA) plays a pivotal role in the passport application process. Applicants must obtain the acceptance and signature of the Director General, which signifies the validation and compliance of the application with relevant regulatory frameworks.
⦁ Spousal Diplomatic Passport: In the case of obtaining a diplomatic passport for a spouse, the submission of a valid marriage certificate is obligatory. This document acts as substantiating evidence for the spousal association.
⦁ Service Passport for Temporary Employees: Temporary employees seeking a service passport must provide a bank statement as an evidence of their salary payments from the government.
⦁ Age Restriction: Service passports are not granted to individuals under the age of 18, as per the prescribed regulations.