13 Apr 2019
Need Passport urgently? Here's what to do
So, in case a last-minute travel plan has come your way, or there's some emergency that needs you to fly soon, but you don't have a Passport, you need not worry.
An official service called 'Tatkaal' Passport scheme can help you out.
Here's all you need to know about Tatkaal Passport service.
How to apply for Tatkaal Passport
You will be issued a unique ID, and password. Use this to log in to your account.
In your Passport application, choose 'Tatkaal' option under scheme type.
Fill up necessary details, and upload the applicable documents.
Pay the specified fee, and book an appointment.
A Fresh, 36-page Passport for applicants aged 15 years or less shall cost Rs. 3,000; for 15-18 year-old applicants as well as those aged 18 years or above, the fee is Rs. 3,500.
On the other hand, a Fresh, 60-page Passport (with 10 years validity) for 15-18 year-old applicants as well for above 18-year-old applicants, shall cost Rs. 4,000 in total.
Documents and fee
In order to apply for Tatkaal Passport, you will need certain additional documents (along with the specified documents for normal application), a standard affidavit, and will have to pay a specified Tatkaal seva fee.