I had submitted my passport to the city regional office, along with the stipulated fee of Rs1,000, for renewal in January-end. I applied for the ‘Emigration clearance not required’ category, as I had the required qualifications. But, to my surprise, the office stamped ‘migration clearance required’ on my passport. Since then, I have visited the passport office about a dozen times. The staff at the counter misbehaved with me and prevented me from meeting the higher authorities. In March-end, they accepted my passport for correction, but, within a few days, sent it back without making any changes. They didn’t offer any explanations either.