Tatkal passport: Many Indians are preparing to travel abroad now that COVID-19 rules have been relaxed and numerous international flights have started. What happens if the passport appointment date falls in the following year? Yes, Indian citizens will have to wait until 2024 to schedule a visiting passport appointment. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) recently introduced provisions for expedited passport approval when travelling urgently. This was accomplished through the “Tatkal Plan.” This strategy would result in them receiving their passport in a short period of time.
In terms of paperwork and verification, people would only need a few extra documents for the tatkal application. Tatkal passports, on the other hand, are delivered in 1-3 days.
Apply for Tatkal Passport in 10 steps as follows:
- Visit the passport department’s official website at www.passportindia.gov.in.
- Register on the Passport Seva official website.
- After registering, use your ID and password to log in to the portal.
- There are two options: “Fresh” and “Reissue.” Choose the appropriate option.
- Select the ‘Tatkal’ option in the scheme type.
- Download the application and enter the necessary information.
- After revising the information, submit the form.
- Complete the payment process and print the receipt.
- Schedule a visit to the nearby Passport Service Kendra.
- These steps would bring the online application for the Tatkal passport service to a close.
Passport renewal process: The majority of countries will not allow you to enter (or board an airline) if your passport does not have at least six months remaining after your return date. Some nations have less stringent requirements, such as the 26 European Schengen Accord members, who only require that your passport be valid for three months after your date of departure. Some countries require a passport to be valid for at least one month before entering the country, while others do not (other than it being valid during your stay, of course).
Documents required for Passport Renewal are as follows:
- Two self-attested photocopies of the passport’s first two and last two pages
- The original old passport
- Self-attested EC/NON-EC page
- Passport Issuing Authority’s self-attested observation page, if any
- In the case of a Short Validity Passport (SVP), a self-attested copy of the validity extension page is required.
- Proof that eliminates the need for the Short Validity Passport (SVP).