What is tatkal passport?

Asked by: Kathryne Schmitt DVM  |  Last update: September 25, 2022
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'TATKAL' Passport Service is an 'Emergency' Passport Service. All applicants (except below-mentioned categories) residing in the USA and having valid Passport and Valid Visa Status (i.e., “Visa Page/EAD/Green Card/I-797A Approval Notice) are eligible to apply for re-issue of Passport under Tatkal Passport Scheme.

What is difference between Tatkal and normal passport?

For example, a Tatkaal application would be processed under post (police) verification. The print queue is also separate thus ensuring faster print of Tatkaal passports i.e. a Tatkaal passport would be dispatched within 1-3 days of applicant visiting PSK as against a Normal application which would take longer.

Who is eligible for Tatkal passport?

A citizen who needs to travel abroad urgently can apply for a passport under the Tatkal scheme. Such an application ensures that the passport application is processed in a much faster manner. The passport is also issued much more speedily.

What are the benefits of Tatkal passport?

Not only the the tatkal scheme gives you the benefit of an early appointment but also quick dispatch of your passport. One can expect their passport to reach their doorstep in 1-3 working days. This depends on whether you require a police verification (in case of passport issuance) or not.

Does Tatkal passport require police verification?

No, police verification is not done before issuance of passport under the Tatkaal scheme.

What Is The Difference Between Normal And Tatkal Passport-Fresh Passport-Tatkal and Normal Fees 2020

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How many days a normal passport takes?

(a) In its Citizens' Charter, Ministry is committed to issue a fresh passport in 'Normal' category within 30 working days [excluding Police Verification (PV)].

How can I book Tatkal passport online?

Login to the Passport Seva Online Portal with the registered Login Id. Click "Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport" link. Fill in the required details in the form and submit. Click the "Pay and Schedule Appointment" link on the "View Saved/Submitted Applications" screen to schedule an appointment.

Can I apply Tatkal passport anywhere in India?

With the launch of this new scheme, applicants can now choose the Regional Passport Office (RPO) and thus the desired Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/ Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) under the RPO where they wish to submit their application irrespective of whether the present residential address specified in the ...

Can I change passport from normal to Tatkal?

PUNE: Citizens applying for a passport under the 'Normal' category can now get the travel document on 'Tatkal' basis if their applications meet certain necessary conditions, the ministry of external affairs has said.

How can I speed up my passport?

Expedite a Renewal

Fill out your DS-82 application and collect your documents. Be sure to include the $60 expedite fee in addition to the normal application fee. See Passport Fees for more information. Clearly mark "EXPEDITE" on the outside of the envelope.

Is police verification required for reissue of passport?

No PV: Police Verification (PV) is not necessary in case of renewal/reissue of passport, if the passport application is submitted before expiry or within three years of expiry of the Passport, provided the system shows clear PV and nothing adverse is noticed.

How long does it take to get a 2022 passport?

You will receive your passport within 30 to 45 days of submitting your passport application. Your passport will be delivered right to your front door. The normal passport time is 30 days from the date of application made by you as per the Ministry of External Affairs.

Can I get passport in a week?

Citizens will be granted a fresh passport under the normal category in a week if their applications are accompanied by three documents - copies of Aadhaar card, electoral photo identity card (EPIC) and PAN card - besides an affidavit in the format of Annexure-I (declaration of citizenship, family details and no ...

Can I get normal passport in 10 days?

You don't need to wait for months to get his passport. Now you can get your passport in just 10 days. The only thing you need to receive your passport in 10 days is an Aadhaar card.

Why should I pay the police 500 rupees for the verification for a passport?

The bribe normally doesn't exceed `500. People pay bribe to ensure smooth flow of their application. And the reason no one complains is the small amount of money involved and they also do not want to get entangled in the entire process and going to the court.”

What happens if police verification fails for tatkal passport?

If your application was rejected owing to a lack of police verification or inaccurate documents, you have three days to fix the error and reapply. You can write to the RPO or file a grievance if you disagree with the reason for rejection or if the reasons are unclear.

How many days does it take for passport after police verification?

The Passport Office will dispatch the passport to you within three days after receiving a “Recommendatory” Police Verification Report (PVR) for normal applications from the concerned police station. However, this is not applicable for applications under the tatkal scheme.

Is Aadhaar mandatory for passport reissue?

Although Aadhaar has become mandatory for many services, it is still an optional document when it comes to the renewal of a passport at PSK. Aadhaar can be used either as proof of date of birth or address. However, it is not the only document that can be used as proof.

Should we carry photo for passport?

A: Yes, all applicants need to carry two coloured photographs (size 4.5 x 3.5 cm) with white background. Applicants should affix photographs on the printed copy of the online filled application form.

What should I carry for passport appointment?

Documents required for a fresh passport
  • Photo passbook of running bank account in any public sector bank, private sector bank and regional rural banks.
  • A voter ID card.
  • Aadhaar card.
  • Electricity bill.
  • Rent agreement.
  • Driving license.
  • PAN card.
  • Landline or postpaid mobile bill.

Is passport dispatched on Saturday?

Ans-Yes Passports are dispatched on Saturdays. You will receive SMS when your passport is published.

Where does passport gets printed in India?

It has been learnt that better quality of paper has been used for new Indian passports along with improved printing technology. The printing process has been done in Maharashtra's Nashik.

How many days it will take for Tatkal passport?

Tatkal Passport- The standard processing time is 1 working day without police verification. If police verification is needed, one may expect the dispatch of a tatkal passport within a third working day, excluding the day of application.

Can I get passport in 3 days?

First-time passport applicants can receive their passports in three days under normal category by furnishing Aadhaar card along with two other identity proof for verification.