Tatkal Indian Passport in USA – Application Guide

‘Tatkal’ service is an ‘Emergency’ service which applicants can avail of for any type of passport service and it is subject to approval from the Consulates of India in USA.
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It is a multi-pronged process that first requires you to go through the VFS Global website to seek permission for the tatkal or expedited process of receiving a passport.

Step

Send an email to VFS Global ([email protected]) with the subject line ‘Tatkal Service Required’. The email should have the following details:

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Passport Number
  • Email ID (must be contactable else we will not be able to reach you)
  • Contact number (must be contactable else we will not be able to reach you)

In addition, the following documents should be attached to the email:

  • Scanned copy of your valid current passport
  • Scanned copy of any of the following documents to show legal status: 
      Visa page
      OR
      Green Card
      OR 
      EAD
      OR
      I-797
  • Scanned Copy of Residence Proof: 
      Driver license
      OR
      Utility Bill
      OR
      State ID
      OR
      Rental/Lease Agreement
      OR
      Mortgage Deed
      OR
      Landline Telephone bill

This is what you need if you are taking a trip.

If and when VFS Global receives an approval from the Consulate, the applicant can apply under Tatkal. You will be informed by email (from [email protected]) and proceed with Step 2.

Unless additional information or clearance is required, Tatkal service will be rendered within 2 business days from the date all required documents are received by the Consulate.

Step

Tatkal Application –

A Passport Application Guide target=”_blank”
B Passport Application – Get Started https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind
Mode of Submission: Shipping
  • Purchasing your shipment through VFS Global is highly recommended. It saves time and is more convenient. 
  • The ‘Shipping page’ will appear as a part of the Tatkal Application process on the VFS website if you opt for Shipping as your mode of submission.
  • However, you are also free to choose your own service provider for shipping of documents.
  • If you choose to submit your documents personally, opt for the walk-in option.

VFS locations and timings can be found here.

Documents Required
  • Passport Application Form
  • Tatkal Request approval confirmation email.
  • All relevant documents, letters and forms as per the document checklist which will be a part of the Tatkal Application process. Some of the document requirements are given below:

ADULT

Recent Original Indian Passport

Spouse Passport (If endorsing spouse name)

US Legal Status Details

Residence Proof as per the Consular Jurisdiction of the Embassy

MINOR

Recent Original Indian Passport (In case of renewal)

Parents Passport

 

US Legal Status Details

Residence Proof as per the Consular Jurisdiction of the Embassy

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