Passports can be now obtained under the Tatkaal Scheme without providing the Verification Certificate from a Gazetted Officer which was required earlier. The documents to be submitted for getting a passport under this Scheme has been notified vide G.S.R. 939(E) dated 16 December, 2019. Applicants over the age of 18 years may submit any three of the documents specified in the List of Acceptable Documents for obtaining passport under the Tatkaal Scheme. Applicants below the age of 18 years may submit any two of the documents specified in the List of Acceptable Documents for obtaining passport under the Tatkaal Scheme.
Is a Verification Certificate required from a Gazetted Officer to get a passport under the Tatkaal Scheme?
No. A Verification Certificate is not required from a Gazetted Officer to get a passport under the Tatkaal Scheme.
What is the fee for issue of Tatkaal Passport?
To know the fee details, please click on "Fee Calculator" link on Home page.
How long will it take to get a Tatkaal passport?
After successful application form submission, with final status as "Granted", you can expect your passport to be dispatched on third working day excluding the date of submission of application - without waiting for the Police Verification Report.
Can I apply for passport under the Tatkaal scheme?
The final authority for the issuance of passport under the Tatkaal scheme lies with the passport office. But there are list of applicants who cannot apply for passport under the Tatkaal scheme.
To check the list of applicants who cannot apply under the Tatkaal scheme, please refer instruction booklet.
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My passport booklet is damaged. I want to go abroad on urgent basis. What should I do?
In case your passport has not been damaged beyond recognition, i.e. passport number is legible, name is legible and photo is intact, then you can apply for re-issue of passport under the Tatkaal scheme. However, the final authority for the issuance of passport under the Tatkaal scheme lies with the passport office. But, if passport has been damaged beyond recognition, then you cannot apply under the Tatkaal scheme.
If parents have passport with adverse Police Verification Report or they have a criminal background, can passport be issued to minor on an urgent basis?
In such cases, minors can be issued passport under the Tatkaal scheme subject to the approval of competent authority.
Can Indian citizens belonging to Nagaland apply for the passport under the Tatkaal scheme?
For Tatkaal applications, while booking appointment I am asked to choose appointment quota. What is appointment quota?
Two appointment quotas 'Normal' and 'Tatkaal' are available for 'Tatkaal' applications. Tatkaal applicants who are not able to book an early appointment under Tatkaal quota may consider booking appointment under Normal quota also. However, Tatkaal fee will be charged irrespective of the quota under which appointment was booked byTatkaal applicant.
A Tatkaal application is not only to get an early appointment but also for faster processing. 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.