Tatkal Passport Application

Tatkal Passport

Tatkal Passport is a fast track passport facility for issuing or re-issuing passport. The facility of Tatkal Passports enables individual to get passport just in couple of days in case of any urgency. It charges higher application fees than the normal application. Moreover, an applicant is not required to produce an proof to show urgency. You can easily apply online for Tatkal passport by following the procedure given. The documents to be submitted for this fast track application bit differs from the normal application. Follow the steps given in this post to apply for the passport on immediate basis. Police verification is done on post passport basis to ease up the process.


How to Apply for Tatkal Passport Online

Here is the complete procedure for online Tatkal passport application status. Passport application is to be made online at the official website of passport seva.

  1. Visit the official portal of Passport Seva at passportindia.gov.in.
  2. Register yourself and create your unique login id and password.
  3. Select from options Fresh or Re-issue of passport.
  4. Select the Tatkal option in application type.
  5. Fill up the application online. You can also download the passport application form and upload it later after filling it up offline.
  6. Submit the form and fulfil the online payment procedure.
  7. Take a print out of the receipt of your online payment.
  8. Book appointment by checking the option of Tatkal appointment opening times at the homepage of the website.

Now you have to visit here your Passport Seva Kendra as per the booked appointment with the necessary documents. Do carry the print out of the online payment receipt and all documents in original and self attested photo copies.


As the passport issuance is made extremely easy and rapid by the reigning government, passports will be dispatched by authorities within one working day if police verification is not required. If post passport police verification is needed, you passport will be dispatched on the third day from the date of application. Tatkal scheme is a boon for those who are in sudden need of passport in case of emergency. Follow us to know latest procedures like how to apply for passport , download passport application from and requirements for passport application.