If a person wants to go for international travel and need his passport urgently then there is a tatkal scheme available for these passport applicants. Under this scheme, you can get your passport within 4-5 working days.
Applications come under this scheme are processed under the principle of ‘first in-first out’. Due to restrictions of equipments and staff, there is an upper limit for daily production of passports.
Tatkal passport application formTo get passport in tatkal scheme, the first thing you have to do is to fill the tatkal passport application form correctly and submit it to the passport official. It is advisable to follow the instructions given in information booklet to fill the tatkal passport application form.
Before filling the form, procure all the important documents you need to attach with the application form. Some of these documents are verification certificate, proof of urgency, a request letter for urgent issue of passport, passport size photographs, date of birth proof, proof of residency, etc.
After filling the tatkal passport application form, attach all these documents with the form and submit it to the regional passport office. You will also need to give the application fees at the time of form submission. Minimum fee for passport under tatkal scheme is Rs. 1500. You can pay it by cash or by demand draft.
Before applying for passport under tatkal scheme, it is also necessary to know your eligibility to get the passport under this scheme. You can get this information online or can check it in the passport application information booklet.
You can also register your tatkal passport application form online and can get the appointment to submit the form. This will save your time and you will not have to wait in long queue outside the passport office.