How can I apply for a Tatkaal passport?
Passports can be now obtained under the Tatkaal Scheme without providing the Verification Certificate from a Gazetted Officer which was required earlier. The documents to be submitted for getting a passport under this Scheme have been notified vide G.S.R. 39(E) dated 18 January, 2018 and O.M. No. VI/401/1/4/2013 dated 23 March 2018 read with O.M. of even number dated 17 April 2018. Applicants may submit any three of the documents specified in the List of Acceptable Documents and an affidavit in the format of Annexure-E for obtaining passport under the Tatkaal Scheme.
Is a Verification Certificate required from a Gazetted Officer to get a passport under the Tatkaal Scheme?
No. A Verification Certificate is not required from a Gazetted Officer to get a passport under the Tatkaal Scheme.
My passport booklet is damaged. I want to go abroad on urgent basis. What should I do?
In case your passport has been damaged but recognizable, i.e. passport number is readable, name is legible and photo is intact, then you can apply for re-issue of passport under the Tatkaal scheme. But, if passport has been damaged beyond recognition, then you cannot apply under the Tatkaal scheme. In that case, you need to visit Passport Officer at your nearest Passport Seva Kendra to get the passport on urgent basis.
Can Indian citizens belonging to Nagaland apply for the passport under the Tatkaal scheme?