Tatkaal Passport Process, Time, Fee & Renewal

A passport is not just an official license to travel abroad easily, it is considered to be more than that.

It is an official identification proof, authentic proof, and then address proof provided by the Government of India.

The passport allows you to travel anywhere across the world without any inconvenience.

The Ministry of External Affairs, Passport, and Visa consular are responsible for making the application process easy as well as provide passports to the citizens of this country.

There are two modes of application when it comes to availing of the passport. These application modes of a passport are based on the requirements and urgency of an individual.

The two application modes of a passport are:

  • Regular/ Normal passport application
  • Tatkal passport application

Normal: The normal passport application process does not have any time limit or specific requirements.

Tatkaal: The tatkal passport application is an urgent process that requires an additional fee to process the application.

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Tatkal Passport Eligibility:

There are certain categories or situations that make an individual eligible to apply for a tatkal passport.

The applicant who cannot apply under the Tatkaal Scheme are:

  • Individuals who have undergone a significant Name Change.
  • The citizens born to Indian parents (Indian descent) outside India.
  • Citizens originating from Nagaland but reside outside Nagaland.
  • Residents of Jammu and Kashmir and Nagaland.
  • Minors residing within Nagaland.
  • Additionally, Short passport validity renewal.
  • Children adopted by Indian and Foreign parents.
  • Similarly, Lost or stolen passports.
  • Minor children with single parents.
  • Individuals deported to India from other countries.
  • Indian citizens who were granted citizenship status based on registrations etc.
  • Any changes in personal credentials like signature etc.
  • In the case of damaged passports.
  • Valid changes in the applicant’s appearance or gender.
  • Applicants who have been repatriated from another country at the Government’s cost.

To process the application of a tatkal passport, then there are specific documents that are necessarily required.

Tatkaal Passport

Police Verification Process for Tatkaal Passport:

Depending on whether an application is for the issue of a fresh passport or renewal of passport, Passport Office shall decide whether Police Verification
is required for issuance of Passport to you.

In most cases of issue of fresh passport, pre-police verification would be required, the exception being Government servants on submission of ‘Identity Certificate’, or minors whose parents hold a valid passport, etc.

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Type of Application

Type of Police Verification

Dispatch of Passport

Normal Police Verification is not required. Passport is expected to be dispatched on the 3rd working day excluding the date of submission of the application.
Police Verification is required on a Post-Passport Issuance basis. Passport is expected to be dispatched on the 3rd working day excluding the date of submission of application – without waiting for the Police Verification Report.
Tatkaal Police Verification is required on Pre-Passport Issuance basis. Passport is expected to be dispatched within 3 working days of receipt of a “Recommendatory” Police Verification Report (PVR) from the Police Department. This does not include the date of receipt of “Recommendatory” PVR.
Police Verification is not required. Passport is expected to be dispatched within 1 working day excluding the date of submission of the application.
Police Verification is required on a Post-Passport Issuance basis. Passport is expected to be dispatched on the 3rd working day excluding the date of submission of application – without waiting for the Police Verification Report.

Tatkaal Passport Time:

The application process of a tatkal passport may take up to 1 to 3 days.

Tatkal Passport Fees:
Age of the Applicant Passport Pages Application Fee Additional Tatkaal Fee
Fresh / Renewal of Passport of 10 years validity (including minors between 15 to 18 years of age, who wish to get a 10 years full validity passport) 36 Pages Rs.1,500/- Rs.2,000/-
Fresh / Renewal of Passport of 10 years validity (including minors between 15 to 18 years of age, who wish to get a 10 years full validity passport) 60 Pages Rs.2,000/- Rs.2,000/-
Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport for Minors (below 18 Years of Age), of 5 years validity or till the minor attains the age of 18 whichever is earlier 36 Pages Rs.1,000/- Rs.2,000/-
Replacement of Passport in lieu of a lost, damaged, or stolen passport 36 Pages Rs.3,000/- Rs.2,000/-
Replacement of Passport in lieu of a lost, damaged, or stolen passport 60 Pages Rs.3,500/- Rs.2,000/-
Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)   Rs.500/- NA
Replacement of Passport for deletion of ECR / Change in personal particulars (10-year validity) 36  Pages Rs.1,500/- Rs.2,000/-
Replacement of Passport for deletion of ECR / Change in personal particulars (10-year validity) 60 Pages Rs.2,000/- Rs.2,000/-
Replacement of Passport for deletion of ECR/ Change in personal particulars for Minors (below 18 Years of Age), of 5 years validity or till the minor attains the age of 18 whichever is earlier  36 Pages Rs.1000/- Rs.2,000/

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Documents Needed for Tatkal Passport:
  • Birth certificate
  • Election card or the voter Id
  • Ration card
  • PAN card as identity proof
  • Pension documents
  • Property documents
  • Driver’s license
  • Bank passbook
  • Gas connection bill
  • Arms license
  • Service photo identity card
  • SC/ST/BC caste certificate
  • Student’s identity card
  • Water connection bill
  • Electricity bill
  • Phone bill
  • Aadhaar card
  • Rental deed
  • School certificates

How to Apply for Tatkaal Passport Application:

  • Register & Login on the Indian Passport official website.
  • Choose “Fresh or Re-issue Passport”. select ‘Fresh passport’
  •  Then select the ‘Tatkaal’ scheme.
  • Fill the application and submit it online.
  • Pay the fees online using Debit/Credit/ Net Banking.
  • Once you complete the payment process, take a print out of the receipt.
  • Schedule an appointment at your nearest Passport Service Kendra.

Tatkaal Passport Renewal Application:

When you apply for a tatkal renewal application, there is quick verification compared to the normal passport verification.

The processing of a tatkal passport takes less time and your passport is supposed to be dispatched within 1-3 days after the application.

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The application and the documents are verified easily, in case the police verification is required, and you will get the passport by the 3rd or 4th day.

The standard fee of applying for a tatkal passport is more or less than Rs.3000 with an additional fee for a police clearance certificate.

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Article written by Neelam Patel

Neelam Patel is a professional blogger who started her career in 2014, apart from blogging she also passionate about SEO (search engine optimization), digital marketing, and social media marketing.

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