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Passport eligiblilty for juvenile delinquents

Hello everyone,

I had a juvenile case of 323 filed against me when I was 16 years old. The case was closed during the same period. I am now considering renewing my passport and wanted to clarify if this juvenile case would affect my eligibility for passport renewal.

Could someone please advise if juvenile cases from the past impact passport renewal eligibility? Any insights or experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your help!


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T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     21 June 2024

Since the case has been disposed,  there should not be any problem to get your passport renewed. 

You submit the application,  in the event of any explanation sought you may enclose the copy of court order disposing the case and give your explanation. 

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Dr. J C Vashista (Advocate )     22 June 2024

Whether you were convicted and imposed punishment in the case u/s 323 IPC ? If so, mention therein the application.

Generally juvenile deliquent(s) is / are admonished and let off in a case u/s 323 IPC, what about in your case ? 


I was fined sir

Sudhir Kumar, Advocate (Advocate)     22 June 2024

Jst apply.                    

Aadil (Student)     28 June 2024

Dear User,

Thank you for your query! I am Aadil and I will try to answer your question.


The short answer to your question is NO. Past juvenile cases will not affect passport renewal.

The Passport Authority has the right to refuse the issuance of the passport if it has been found that the applicant was involved in a criminal case that is still pending in Court. Section 6(2) of the Passports Act of 1967 deals with this. When the same is read with the current issue in mind, these are the following reasons that can result in the Passport Authority refusing to issue a passport:

  1. If the applicant has been convicted by a Court in India for an offence involving moral turpitude and imprisoned for a term not less than two years, within five years before the date of application.

  2. If the applicant has been alleged to have committed an offence whose proceedings are pending in any Criminal Court in India.

  3. If an arrest warrant or a summons has been issued by a Court in India against the applicant or if the Court has issued an order prohibiting the applicant from departing India.

These reasons can result in the Passport Authority refusing to issue your passport.

In this case, since the case happened in the past and has been closed by the Court, it should not be a reason for the Passport Authority to issue your passport.

I hope this helps. Thank you for your time and patience!




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