A complete guide: How to get a Tatkal passport?


Are you the one who requires a passport in an emergency but doesn’t know how to get it so quickly? Tatkal passport is the answer for your problem. Tatkal passport is the fast track passport issuance service especially in the case of urgency. Before moving on to how to apply for a Tatkal passport, check all the documents required for Tatkal passport.

Documents Required

– Age Proof (any one): 10th Marksheet, TC, Annexure-A (Above 50 yrs)

–  Birth Certificate if DOB is after 26/01/1989, Address Proof (any two):

– E-bills, Voter’s ID, Adhara Card, Bank Statement with update PassBook, Gas Connection.


Note* – According to the new law passed in January 2016, police verification will be done post passport issue in all the cases. This will help a lot to get the passport really quick.
After checking your documents, you need to visit the Passport Seva website. Click on Register Now at the left-hand side. You will be directed to a User Registration Form. Fill this User Registration Form as described below and Click on register –

After registering your email id, don’t forget to select Tatkal in application type and scheme. After fulfilling this form, you will have to book an appointment at your Passport Seva Kendra(PSK) or Regional Passport Office (RPO), you need to select your ARN Number in Applicant Home Page. Just below your details click on the link to Book an Appointment. You will get the availability of dates and respective PSK and/or RPO.You may finalise the date of appointment according to your convenience.

Proof of urgency is not required for Out of Turn Issue of Passport. Your passport will be dispatched by authorities within one working day if the police verification is not required. If post passport issuance police verification is required, your passport will be dispatched on the third working day.

This tatkal facility has become a really valuable service for those who need to travel abroad all of a sudden. Appointments are available within 1-2 days in the case of urgent passport. You can also read the complete guideline to get a normal passport on our blog. For any more queries, send us in comments, we would love to help you.


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