How to apply for tatkal passport online


A passport is an essential document one must carry while traveling by air. Renewing the passport before it expires is essential to make your last-moment trips or urgent traveling hassle-free. However, to keep those urgencies in mind, the Ministry of External Affairs has given the provision to apply for the passport in two modes- Normal and Tatkal. Compared to normal passports, tatkal passports are processed in only a few days. Also Read – How to link Aadhaar with Voter ID online

There is not much difference between applying for normal and tatkal passports. In terms of documentation and verification, people might only require a few additional documents for the tatkal application. However, tatkal passports take 1-3 days to get dispatched, and normal passports take up to 30 working days.

Tatkal passports take 1-3 days to get dispatched, and normal passports take up to 30 working days.

Here’s how to apply for Tatkaal Passport

Step 1: Register yourself on the official portal of Passport Seva –

Step 2: Login with your ID and password

Step 3: You will be presented with two options- Fresh and Re-Issue. Choose the applicable option

Step 4: Select ‘Tatkaal’ option in the scheme type

Step 5: Download the application form and fill the form

Step 6: Submit the form online

Step 7: Complete the payment procedure

Step 8: Print out the receipt online payment

Step 9: Book an appointment at the nearest Passport Service Kendra

Documents Required for Indian Passport

For Proof of Address

Passbook of running bank account having the photo of the applicant

Landline or postpaid mobile bill

Rental agreement

Electricity bill

Voter ID card issued by Election Commission of India

Water bill

Income Tax Assessment order

Proof of Gas connection

Aadhaar Card

Copy of the first and last page of parent’s passport, in case of minors

Certificate from employer of reputed companies on their letterhead

Copy of the first and last page of the spouse’s passport mentioning the applicant’s name as spouse of the passport holder.

For Proof of Date of Birth

Aadhaar card/e-Aadhaar

PAN card

Voter ID card issued by the Election Commission of India

Driving license

A declaration given by the Head of the Orphanage or Child Care Home confirming the date of birth of the applicant in its official

Birth certificate.

Transfer certificate/school.

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