A passport is an essential document that is issued by the government of a country. It is an official document which ensures smooth immigration into another country. Regular Passport Applications are often filed when the applicant requires a standard application process and is not under a time limit. Tatkaal Passport Applications deals with the application for a passport when one needs it urgently. If you have to go abroad for a business trip soon but you are devoid of a passport then with Passport Seva’s Scheme, you can get a Tatkaal passport.

The process of Tatkaal is accessible to users who want new passports as well as renewal of existing or expired passports. Individuals who opt for the Tatkaal option would be required to pay an additional amount in order to process their applications faster. The tatkaal passport scheme is for individuals who are in an urgent need of a passport for various reasons including a trip abroad, as an official document of identification, etc. Availing a passport is a long procedure, with documentation and police verification consuming time. In the tatkal arrangement, however, one can get their passport delivered quickly and hassle-free.

Tatkaal Passport: Documents

  • Verification Certificate as per Annexure F
  • >Any 3 of the below documents:

    • Election card
    • Service Photo ID Card
    • Certificate of SC/ST/OBC
    • Identity cards of Freedom Fighters
    • Arms License
    • Ration card
    • Property documents
    • Pension documents
    • Railway Photo Identity card
    • PAN card issued by the Income Tax Department
    • Bank passbook
    • Student’s Id card from a recognized institution
    • Driving license
    • Birth certificate
    • Gas connection bill

Tatkaal Passport: Fees

  • For Fresh Passport,
  • Applicant’s age below 15 years- Rs 3,000
  • Applicant’s age between 15 to 18 years (validity till applicant reaches 18 years)- Rs 3,000
  • Applicant’s age between 15 to 18 years (10 years validity)- Rs 3,500
  • Applicant’s age above 18 years- Rs 3,500



For reissue/renewal of Passport,

    • Applicant’s age below 15 years- Rs 3,000
    • Applicant’s age between 15 to 18 years (validity till applicant reaches 18 years)- Rs 3,000
    • Applicant’s age between 15 to 18 years (10 years validity)- Rs 3,500
    • Applicant’s age above 18 years- Rs 3,500

Tatkaal Passport: How to apply

The steps to apply for a Tatkaal passport have been listed below in brief:

  • Login with your ID and password 

  • You will be presented with two options, Fresh and Re-Issue. Choose the applicable option 
  • Select ˜Tatkaal’ option in the scheme type 

  • Download the application form and fill the form 
  • Submit the form online 
  • Complete the payment procedure 
  • Print out the receipt online payment 
  • Book an appointment at the nearest Passport Service Kendra 

A tatkaal application means quick verification and faster processing. Passports issued under this scheme are dispatched within 1-3 days from the time the applicant submits the application form. An application under this scheme not only guarantees you an early appointment but also quick processing through a separate queue.

The time would also depend on the police verification status of the applicant. In case of applications that do not require police verification, the passport will be dispatched within 1 working day of the application being submitted.

In case of applications that require police verification, this will be done after the issuance of the passport. The passport will be dispatched on the third working day after submission of the application form.