Indians in UAE urged to replace non-MRPs

Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has advised Indians residing in the UAE and holding non-Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) – handwritten passports – to immediately apply for Machine Readable Passports (MRPs).

Earlier, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) had set a deadline of November 24, 2015, for globally phasing out all MRPs. For further information, visit and