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Tatkal Indian passport – Urgent Indian passport in USA

Tatkal Service is available for issue or re-issue of Indian passports. It is not available for Miscellaneous services or OCI card. Tatkal service is available on compassionate grounds of a genuine emergency like death or serious illness of a blood relative.

In such a case, a short validity passport can be issued to the applicant.

Ineligible Categories

The following categories of applicants are unable to apply under Tatkal Passport Scheme:

  • Lost passport, stolen passport, damaged passport beyond recolonization
  • Renewal of Short Validity Passport (SVP)
  • Major Name Change
  • Change in Sex, Appearance, Signature, Father/Mother Name
  • Change/Correction of Date of Birth or Place of Birth

Important Notes

  • Passport issuance is subject to provisions of Passport Act 1967, relevant rules/regulations, and no adverse report.

  • Indian Consulate/Embassy will have the final authority to issue the passport. In case of rejection, Tatkal Service fee will be refunded to you and your application will be processed as a regular passport application.

  • Until a decision has been made, bookings or travel arrangements should not be done.

  • According to Passport Act 1967, providing any false information or omitting any material information while attempting to obtain a passport under the Tatkal scheme is a criminal offense.

  • If you hold a handwritten passport, processing for your passport under this scheme will take a longer time as the Consulate will need the clearance from the last passport issuing authority.

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Procedure
The procedure for applying for a Tatkal passport is essentially the same as a regular procedure.

Complete Application Procedure

However, there are some additional steps that must be followed which vary based on the Indian consulate’s jurisdiction your residence falls in.

  • Washington DC, San Francisco, New York:
    The following are the processing times, excluding CKGS’s processing time:
    • One working day, if the Police Verification Report (PVR) is clear and complete documents have been submitted. Otherwise, it will take 30 days or more depending upon the availability of clear PVR from concerned authorities in India.

    • In case of adoption, application on behalf of a minor from a single parent, major name change, duplicate passport, doubtful documentation, the processing time will be 30 days or more.

  • Atlanta:
    The following are the processing times, excluding CKGS’s processing time:
    • 3 to 4 business days, if the Police Verification Report (PVR) is clear and complete documents have been submitted. Otherwise, it will take 30 days or more depending upon the availability of clear PVR from concerned authorities in India.

    • In case of adoption, application on behalf of a minor from a single parent, major name change, duplicate passport, doubtful documentation, the processing time will be 30 days or more.

  • Houston:
    When you apply for a Tatkal passport, CKGS will need to seek prior approval from the Consulate and they will decide on a case by case based on the nature of the emergency. The consulate may take at least 5 to business days to decide, but it may take longer if additional information or clearance is required for the office that issued the previous passport.

    CKGS will email the Consulate’s decision by email. You must submit ‘Tatkal Request approval confirmation email along with other documents.

    Even after the consulate gives the approval to submit an application, issuance of the passport is not guaranteed and Consulate has the sole authority to make the decision.

  • Chicago:
    Once an application for Tatkal passport is done at the CGKS website, it will require prior approval from the Consulate which may take 1 to 2 business days, depending upon whether the applicant justifies the reason.

    CKGS will email the Consulate’s decision by email. You must submit the Tatkal Request approval confirmation email along with other documents.

    The applicant must visit the CKGS Passport Application Center in person only with the documents.

    Normal processing times for the application is 3 to 5 working day. In case they need additional information or clearance, it may take longer.

If you have opted for Walk-in Mode of submission, you can appear in person from Monday to Friday (except Holidays) between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM, as appointment is not required.

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