An Identity Certificate is issued under the Passports Act. 1967. All IC holders are required to take due care that it does not get damaged, mutilated, or lost. IC is a valuable document. It should not be sent out to any country by post. It should always be kept either in the custody of the holder or in the custody of a person duly authorized by the holder. It is issued for the sole purpose of providing the holder with Identity papers in lieu of a national passport.

Loss of IC should be immediately reported to the nearest Police Station and to the nearest Passport Office/Indian Mission. IC holder shall be responsible for misuse of IC due to non-intimation of loss to the concerned Passport Office/Indian Mission. IC is a Government property and should be surrendered when demanded in writing by any Passport Issuing Authority
A. As per the MEA circular, Birth Certificates issued by the Tibetan welfare/settlement officer are not accepted w.e.f 01.10.2005
B. All photographs should be identical
C. Copies of documents should be attested by:
– Any CTA official of joint secretary rank and above or
– Representative/Tibetan Welfare Officer or
– Gazette Officer, GOI or Notary Public.