Monday, June 23, 2008



Can u say any difference between him and me?????.

The situation here now is that i dont see any difference b/w them when it comes to getting Passport. There will be no passport issued to Bin Laden in India rite???? So is the case with me now....

U wil see how fcked up im to compare myself with Laden.

Visit no.1 :

It was 1st week of January 2007, when i applied for my passport. Myself , my mom applied for it @ the same time and my dad applied for renewing his passport. I was doin my Engineering 3rd year in Chennai and my permanent address was in Trichy. So i must give my temporary address in my passport. And i gave it. After all the police enquiry and everything, i thought everything was going well. But i was not.....Grrrrr...

It took a long time for my passport to be dispatched from the passport office (ie) I got the status chked in the website that my passport has been dispatched to ma temporary address. But it din reach my address.........Instead it was returned to the passport office for invalid Address......

U wont believe the address They had printed........ "The address was half Chennai and half Trichy"

Visit no.2 :

I din understand wat was happening. And then a notice came to me asking for the explanation about the address. Then i went again to the passport office with an appointment to explain them.

I expalined about the mishap they hav made in my address and made sure that i hav given the correct address in my application form. That officer assured me delivery of my passport
in 5 days.

I then got my passport in 5 days @ the correct address. I was more fcked up to see that the "MORON" address they sent me b4 was not corrected inside my passport but only in the envelope they had sent me.

Visit no.3 :

I had my college, campus interviews and exams after these and so i left this matter and thought of doin it after i complete my exams. Then @ the end of 2007 after my 7th sem was over i went to the passport office for correction and again i explained them about their mistake and i had nothing to do with this address. It took a whole day for this and atlast i changed my temporary address.

U think...Its all over?????.....

No its not........It was April 2008 and my temporary address had to be changed to my permanent address as i had completed my degree and was not living in Chennai @ my temporary address anymore........This time i was adament to apply for "Change of Address" in TATKAL coz... i know they wil get me fcked up..........So i did it.....

Visit no.4 :

I went there a week back and applied for my change of address in TATKAL and spent a whole day with dat. The officers concerned with this were son nice to me asked me the whole drama. I explained them everything and everything was goin fine. I was told that passport will arrive within 5 days.

But it arrived in 2 days...I was surprised.... and was very happy....Checked my address and everythin.....All were correct....

Then got frustrated again to see that....Emmigration Clearence was not given. This was not the case with my old passport coz the address was my only problem and the emmigration clearence was fine...........

So its time for VISIT no. 5 and it on WEDNESDAY, 25th june......Donno wat wil happen that time.

It has been 1 1/2 years of quest for passport.........and
Wish me best of LUCK..... :(

***** Update*******
Got it at last :P
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17 comments:

ram said...

really ur narration abt ur short struggle(jus 1 1/2 years) for ur passport bought tears in ma eyes, haha. dude u better with is as a motive try to change our country jus like anniyan!!!! India wil develop soon...

Prashanth Nagaraj said...

Jus like ur goin to Aus nxt month....

India wil improve much after that!!!

srikanth said...

ya it is very nice to see and it is very funny abt the description u made for ur friends while going to tour to manali...abt ur passport probs it too difficult to handle india...da..it wil be a lesson for us...especially that leakage of gas...i wnt to know that X.........

alex paul k said...

hey god one.....hp things go smooth hereafter

renju said...

nice...i liked the way u compared yourself with laden

Girish Mahadevan said...

Welcome 2 India man!!!
dude by the title I thought they would have tortured u for the passport...at least thats not the problem here, u would get it but u need 2 be tooooooo patient..

machi...u may know this but still,agents are there for such jobs, they do it within no time...try that way ;-)

cheer man...U should still love ur country...LOL...;-D

Prashanth Nagaraj said...

ya man....
But cant go wid da agents in the mid-way....
Lets face it....hehe

shekhar said...

i am currently in assam, and getting a passport here is a long drama (for obvious reasons), but surprisingly it definitely beats your case.
haha. best of luck (with a tinge of sympathy).
keep sharing.

Matangi Mawley said...

tell u wht.. u are very lucky..

i have been applying for a ration card for the past 6 yrs.. n i still dont have it.. sme of my frnds advised me to get passport using my col bonafide.. frm 5:30 am to 10:30 am.. i stand in a queue.. they send me in, finally- at 11:15.. i reach the frnt of the line.. n the lady goes out on a "break" comes back at 11:45 n says tht she cant accept bonafides..(i had my voter id wid me too..)
this s india!
all the best! good luck!

RGL said...

m proud to be an Indian... what they will do in passport office da?? they sit and discuss on how to screw someone's passport details or what??? it's interesting with your visits so far.... hope that the next one will be your final visit for the corrections...

Prashanth Nagaraj said...

I LUV INDIA.... :)

Gagan said...

very nice !!!

keep posting ~

arjun said...

haha...So tomorrow's the all important day...!!!
All The Best dude.....
If u r an Indian u'll have to learn to live with such stuff....
Anyway good post..

Cheers..!!
Arjun

terminalrant said...

I relate..Those losers at the passport office made me run around like I was their lil slave doll, before they issued my passport.

God it was a nightmare!! Anyways, good luck with what I hope is your final trip to the passport office!!!

May the forced be with you \m/

Sandeep Balan said...

hey...gud stuff...evn my blog revolved around college stuff..but nt lyf after college...fun read..

xsystem | System of a Down said...

sad experience with ur passport ...

But i have to say, mine took 21 days to come at my place and it was with no errors.

It happens to only a few.
Might not be ur lucky day(s).

Regards,
xsystem

ajeesh said...

i had 2 struggle almost a year less than u i guess... hehe
incidentaly even i've written bout passport stuff...