How to get a Passport via Tatkal

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Passport under the Tatkaal route is preferred by those who seek to have the passport within a shorter duration. The process flow is as follows:

 

  • A verification certificate as per the specimen at ANNEXURE ‘F’ and standard affidavit as Annexure ‘I’  should be submitted along with the TATKAAL fee.
     
  • The Passport Issuing Authority shall retain the right to verify in writing the authenticity of the Verification Certificate from the official who has issued it.
     
  • All applicants seeking a passport out of turn under the TATKAAL Scheme are advised to submit their application, documentation, colour photographs with white or light background and fee as specified below.
     
  • No proof of urgency is required for Out-of-Turn issue of passport.
     
  • Post Police Verification shall be done in respect of all passports issued under the Tatkaal Scheme.

    The applicant also has the option to obtain a passport under Tatkal Scheme on submission of three documents from the Fourteen documents as mentioned below:
     
  • Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC);
  • Service Identity Card issued by State/Central Government, Public Sector Undertakings, local bodies or Public Limited Companies; 
  • SC/ST/ OBC Certificates; 
  • Freedom Fighter Identity Cards; 
  • Arms Licenses; 
  • Property Documents such as Pattas, Registered Deeds etc.; 
  • Rations Cards; 
  • Pension Documents such as ex-servicemen’s Pension Book/Pension Payment order, ex-servicemen’s Widow/Dependent Certificates, Old Age Pension Order, Widow Pension Order; 
  • Railway Identity Cards; 
  • Income Tax Identity (PAN) Cards; 
  • Bank/ Kisan/Post Office Passbooks; 
  • Student Identity Cards issued by Recognized Educational Institutions; 
  • (m) Driving Licenses; and 
  • (n) Birth Certificates issued under the RBD Act.

 

The TATKAAL fee is in addition to the applicable passport fee and payable either in cash or DD in favor of Passport Officer concerned.  The additional fee for out of turn TATKAAL passport, would be as follows:

 

Fresh Passport

 

1.

Within 1-7 days of the date of Application

Rupees 1,500/- plus the passport fee of Rs.1000/-

2.

Within 8-14 days of the date of Application

Rupees 1,000/- plus the passport fee of Rs.1000/-

 

Replacement of Passport (in lieu of Lost/Damage Passport)

 

1.

Within 1-7 days of the date of Application

Rupees 2,500/- plus the duplicate passport fee of Rs.2500/-

2.

Within 8-14 days of the date of Application

Rupees 1,500/- plus the duplicate passport fee of Rs.2500/-

 

Re-issue cases after expiry of 10 years validity

 

1.

Within 3 working days of the date of application

Rupees 1,500/- plus the passport fee of Rs.1000/-

 

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