More about passports for Tibetans in India

The main information about the process for an exile Tibetan to get a passport in India is in the “Citizenship” section of the India page.

Some details about problems

Why did the Election Commission of India order local ECs to issue election cards to Tibetans?
The Election Commission of India wrote on 7 February 2014 to all states to enroll Tibetans born in India between 26 January 1950 and 1 July 1987 as voters.
The Delhi and Bangalore High Court ruling that Tibetans born in India before July 1987, and their children, are citizens under India’s citizenship law and are entitled to passports, was followed by the Election Commission of India making provision for them to register as voters.
The government of India still considered all Tibetans born in India and their children as foreigners, whose stay in India is temporary, and allowed on humanitarian grounds.
Do Tibetans who get Indian passport have to leave their settlement?
As of 9 November 2017, the Delhi High Court quashed a Government of India rule asking Tibetans to leave settlements after obtaining Indian citizenship.
You can see the ruling here on the government website as a PDF file.
Problems in IC application process
A letter to the editor at TibetSun.com [10 October 2018]

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