Tatkal Passport


Planning for an overseas trip? Don’t have a passport? To go on a sudden trip or for important work abroad and not having the passport can cause a lot of trouble and chaos in the planning. But this problem could be solved out to some extent by the Tatkal Scheme under the Passport Authority of India. Giving a certain amount can speed up the process of your application for Tatkal Passport. Applying for a Tatkal passport is similar to applying for a normal passport. Read all the things you need to go through for a Tatkal Passport. A Tatkal passport application is filled and processed on the same day and within three to seven working days, your passport is delivered. Although, the paperwork and requirements are a bit more as compared to a normal passport because you are issued a passport at the earliest.


The documents required for Tatkal application are as follows:-

  1. Register yourself at the official portal of Passport Seva.
  2. Every individual will be given a unique ID and password. Login with your ID and password.
  3. Select options of Apply of Fresh or Re-issue, as applicable in your case.
  4. Select a Tatkal option in the scheme type.
  5. Download the application form and fill the form.
  6. Submit the filled in form onlineand complete the payment procedure.
  7. Print out the receipt of online payment.
  8. Book an appointment at the nearest Passport Service Kendra (PSK)
  9. Visit your RPO or Passport Seva Kendra as per fixed appointment with print out of receipt. Also carry all documents in original and self-attested photo copies.
Tatkal Passport

The Documents Required for Tatkal Passport

The applicant is required to submit several documents. We have made it a bit easy for you to look at the list of documents required for the Tatkal application. These are as follows:

For Fresh Tatkal Passport Minor

Any two documents from the below listed documents for passport issuance.

Aadhaar Card or e-Aadhaar containing the 12-digit Aadhaar number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)

Student Photo Identity Cards issued by Government Recognized Educational Institutions in respect of full-time courses.

Birth Certificates issued under the RBD Act.

Rations Card.

Address proof - One of the following documents can be submitted as address proof for Passport.

Time Taken in Tatkal Passport

Eligibility for Tatkal Passport

Usually, the concerned passport office has the final say for the issuance of passport under the Tatkal scheme. This is then further dependent on the urgency with a couple of other factors. The only thing one needs to keep in mind is that not everyone is eligible to apply under the tatkal scheme. Below are the mentioned categories under which you may not be issued a Tatkal Passport:

How to Apply for a Tatkal Passport

The steps are similar as for a normal passport application. Below are the mentioned steps:

Don’t forget to carry all your original documents with you. Take out the print of your application form.

Fees for Tatkal Passport

As Tatkal passport is issued in less time, therefore, you have to pay the passport authorities a little extra. The fee amount for a 36-page passport booklet is 1500 rupees in a normal mode but for Tatkal it is slightly extra depending upon the type of passport. Have a look at the different Tatkal passports and their fees.

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