How To Apply For A Tatkaal Passport

By Sanesh Mathew | May 4, 2018

In a hurry to get your passport? Apply for a tatkaal passport and get your passport within 1 to 3 days. Here’s how to go about it.

How To Apply For A Tatkaal Passport

Getting a passport would have been a hassle before, but not anymore! Surprised?

Of course, if you apply for your passport via the normal application procedure, it may take anywhere from 4 to 8 days to get your passport. And you’ll probably have to spend an entire day at the Passport Seva Kendra too. Agreed. But if you opt for the tatkaal application process, then you can get your passport within 1 to 3 working days. Cool, huh?

So, if you need your passport urgently and are willing to shell out a little extra to get your application processed quickly, then you should opt for the tatkaal process. Tatkaal service is available for both new passport applications and renewal applications.

How To Apply Via Tatkaal Process

Applying for a Tatkaal passport is easy-breezy! Here’s the step-by-step process:

  • Visit the official portal of Passport Seva (http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/welcomeLink).
  • Register yourself. You’ll be asked to provide details such as your name, date of birth, e-mail ID, login ID and password, hint question and answer, and the captcha code to complete registration.
  • Once you’re done registering, you can log in to the portal using the user ID and password that you provided during registration.
  • Once you’ve logged in, you’ll see a list of services that you can choose to apply for. From the list, click on the Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport option.
  • Now you can choose from two alternatives – either you can download the e-form, fill it and upload it later, or you can fill the application form online and submit it. The former alternative is good for those who do not have a broadband Internet connection.
  • For the tatkaal application process, make sure that you select the Tatkaal option in the application form.
  • Fill the application form, upload the necessary documents, and submit it.
  • Once you’ve submitted your passport application, you’ll have to schedule an appointment.

Additional Reading: All You Need To Know About Passport Renewal In India

How To Schedule An Appointment At The Nearest Passport Seva Kendra

Once you’re done filling and submitting your application form, you’ll have to schedule an appointment at the nearest Passport Seva Kendra (PSK). Here’s how to go about it:

  • Click on the Pay and Schedule Appointment option. You’ll have to make the necessary payment before you can schedule an appointment.
  • Choose your preferred mode of payment (the payment modes available will be mentioned later in the article).
  • Once you choose the payment mode, you’ll see a list of PSKs with appointment availability. Choose a PSK of your choice, enter the captcha code, and click on the Next option to proceed.
  • Now you’ll be asked to make the payment and book your appointment. Click on the same to proceed.
  • Once you make the payment, you will receive an appointment confirmation message. There will be an option to print the application receipt too. Please print the application receipt and carry it with you.

Additional Reading: How To Check Passport Status In India

Fee Structure For Tatkaal Passport

Here’s how much moolah you’ll be shelling out if you apply for a fresh passport/re-issue of your passport via tatkaal:

Service Fees
Fresh passport (or) Re-issue (36 pages) Rs. 3,500
Fresh passport (or) Re-issue (60 pages) Rs. 4,000
Fresh passport (or) Re-issue for minors Rs. 3,000
Passport replacement (lost/stolen/damaged) (36 pages) Rs. 5,000
Passport replacement (lost/stolen/damaged) (60 pages) Rs. 5,500
Passport replacement (ECR deletion/change in personal details) (36 pages) Rs. 3,500
Passport replacement (ECR deletion/change in personal details) (60 pages) Rs. 4,000

(Info courtesy – http://passportindia.gov.in)

Payment Modes Available

There are two payment modes available for tatkaal passport applicants.

  • Online payment – This includes net banking, Debit card, and Credit Card
  • Challan payment – Make the payment via cash at any SBI branch and carry the challan with you.

Documents Required For Tatkaal Passport

Here’s a list of documents that are accepted as proof for your tatkaal passport issuance:

1.Address Proof

  • Electricity/Water bill
  • Telephone bill
  • Election commission photo ID
  • Gas connection proof
  • Certificate from an employer of a reputed company
  • Passport copy of spouse
  • Passport copy of parent (in case of a minor)
  • Aadhaar card
  • Rental agreement
  • Bank account passbook with photo
  1. Date Of Birth (DOB) Proof
  • Birth certificate
  • Transfer certificate/matriculation certificate from school last attended
  • Aadhaar card
  • Election commission photo ID
  • PAN card
  • Driving licence
  1. Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar

Along with any two of the below-mentioned documents:

  • Election commission photo ID
  • SC/ST/OBC certificate
  • Self-passport (this shouldn’t be damaged or revoked)
  • Ration card
  • Birth certificate
  • Driving licence
  • PAN card
  • Student photo ID card
  • Bank or Post Office or Kisan passbooks
  • Arms licence
  1. Standard Affidavit (Annexure E)

Additional Reading: Applying For A Passport Nowadays Is Super Easy

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About Sanesh Mathew

A talkative sleepyhead, Sanesh, enjoys watching horror movies, listening to music, reading all things related to personal finance and wandering aimlessly (walking meditation, he calls it!). He refers to himself as a 'simple human being with a rather chaotic mind'.

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