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Step-by-Step Guide To Apply For Online Tatkal Passport

Getting a tatkal passport can be very hectic but it has been made easier with an online platform. Check this article to know the steps to apply for a tatkal passport online.

Shruti Kandwal
The online tatkal passport services can be paid for by citizens via NET Banking.
The online tatkal passport services can be paid for by citizens via NET Banking.

The Indian Railways' tatkal services have proven quite beneficial for the customers. What if the difficult process of requesting a PASSPORT and waiting for approval was made simpler?

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) recently developed regulations for fast passport application clearance. The "Tatkal Plan" has been used to accomplish this. This would help those who have an immediate need to travel and obtain their passport quickly.

What to know before applying for a Tatkal Passport

Payment Mode: The online tatkal passport services can be paid for by citizens via NET Banking, debit/credit cards, and SBI Bank Challan, as well as other online payment methods.

Essential prerequisites for a tatkal passport: There is a list of the necessary paperwork to submit an online tatkal passport application. It consists of a Verification Certificate in accordance with Annexure F, a Voter ID card, an Arms license, a Ration card, a birth certificate, a gas connection bill, a bank passbook, a certificate of SC/ST/OBC status, a driving license, a service photo identification, a student's ID card, property documents, pension documents, a PAN card, a railway ID, and an ID for freedom fighters (if any). Any three of the above-mentioned papers may be used to make an online request for a Tatkal passport.

Follow these easy steps to apply for the online application of Tatkal passport service

  • Visit the passport office's official website. (Website: passportindia.gov.in).

  • On the Passport Seva portal, click on register.

  • Continue by entering your ID and password to access the portal.

  • Two options, stating “Fresh" and “Reissue" would appear on the screen. Choose the applicable option from the list.

  • After that, select "Tatkal" from the list of available scheme-type plans.

  • Download the application form now, and fill in all the necessary details.

  • Proceed with submitting the form.

  • Complete the payment process now.

  • Proceed with printing out the receipt of the online payment.

  • Schedule an appointment at the Passport Service Kendra (PSK) that is most convenient for you to continue the process.

The online application for the Tatkal passport service is finished after completing these steps.

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