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How to apply for tatkal passport online

Business Insider India logo Business Insider India 17-08-2022 Shradha Aneja
How to apply for tatkal passport online © Canva How to apply for tatkal passport online

  • Tatkal applications are processed faster in comparison to normal applications.
  • The fee structure varies from age group to type of service.
  • Read further to know how to apply for the tatkal passport.
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.

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.

Documents required for tatkal application-

Applicants can apply for the tatkal passports by submitting three documents from this list.

How to apply for a tatkal passport online

  • Go to passportindia.gov.in website and click on New User Registration.
  • Fill in the credentials and log in with your Id and password.
  • Select the application option- Fresh or Re-issue.
  • Choose the scheme- Normal or Tatkal
  • Fill in the application form and submit it.
  • Pay the fee, print the receipt, and book an appointment at your nearest Passport Service Kendra.
Fee for Tatkal passport applicationIf a person's age is less than 15 years and wants to reissue his/her passport under the tatkal scheme, he/she needs to pay ₹3000.

(If the passport is not expired and the reason for reissue is lost/damaged, he/she needs to pay ₹5000)

If a person is 18 years and above and wants to reissue his/her passport under the tatkal scheme, he/she needs to pay ₹3500 for a 36-page booklet and ₹4000 for a 60-page booklet.

(If the passport is not expired and the reason for reissue is lost/damaged, he/she needs to pay ₹5000 for a 36-page booklet and ₹5500 for a 60-page booklet)

If a person is between 15 years and 18 years of age and wants to reissue his/her passport under the tatkal scheme, he/she needs to pay ₹3000 for the validity of 5 years/till 18 years.

If a person is between 15 years and 18 years of age and wants to reissue his/her passport under the tatkal scheme, he/she needs to pay ₹3500 for a 36-page booklet and ₹4000 for a 60-page booklet for the validity of 10 years

Click here to check the tatkal application fee structure to issue a fresh passport.

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