‘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.

It is a multi-pronged process that first requires you to go through the CKGS website to seek permission for the tatkal or expedited process of receiving a passport.

The following steps explain how to apply for a tatkal passport:

Step 1

Send an email to CKGS (tatkal.passport@ckgs.com) 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
         

If and when CKGS receives an approval from the Consulate, the applicant can apply under Tatkal. You will be informed by email (from tatkal.passport@ckgs.com) 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 2

Tatkal Application –

A Passport Application Guide https://passport.in.ckgs.us/passport-application-guide
B Passport Application – Get Started https://passport.in.ckgs.us/get-started

Mode of Submission: Shipping
  • Purchasing your shipment through CKGS 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 CKGS 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.

CKGS 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