Thursday, 10 July 2014

Passport Appointment
STEP 1: Consular Jurisdiction
Where to apply for Indian passport renewal?
  • Following are the details with applicable processing time, addresses, and jurisdiction based on your residence in USA. Please apply accordingly.
BLS Application Center
Address/Contact information
Consular Jurisdiction
Processing time
Washington DC
Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Address: 800 K Street NW, Suite MR-12, Washington DC 20001 USA
Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia
Minimum 1 - 3 weeks. Minimum 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance.
New York
(NY)
Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Address: Suite # 202 28 West, 30th Street, NewYork 10001, USA
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Islnd and Vermont.
Additional 10 days
Chicago
(IL)
Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Address: 29 East Madison St, Suite 1203, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Missouri, IIllinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, and Wisconsin
Minimum 4 weeks. 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance.
Houston (TX)
SubCenter Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Address: Suite 602, 9800 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77092 USA
Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska
1-3 weeks. 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance.
San Francisco (CA)
Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Address: 4837 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming
2-3 weeks
Atlanta
(GA)
Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Address: Lakeside Office Park 5775 Glenridge Drive,, North East, Building B Suite 390, 30328, USA
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virgin Islands
6-8 weeks.
4 additional weeks if the passport is referred for clearance.

STEP 2: Documents Required for Re-issue or Renewal of Indian Passport in USA:
  • Copy of the BLS Order Form
  • A Filled and Signed Checklist. Print the checklist, tick it, and arrange the application in that order before submitting the form in person or by post.
  • Online Application Form filled and signed by the applicant.
  • 3 Copies of the filled Nationality Verification Form/ Personal Particulars form and 3 photographs for personal particular form.
  • 3 recent (2" X 2" color, front facing against a white background) color photographs. 8 photographs are required in case the passport appointment is expired for more than 3 years. Glue one photo on the first page of the online application form in the space provided. The second one has to be glued on the Nationality Verification Form and the rest have to be stapled to the last page of the application form. See photo requirements.
  • Attach a notarized color copy of Green Card or Employment Authorization card or copy of legal status in the US such as H1B/ B1/ B2 Visa, whichever is applicable.
  • Attach the original schedule passport appointment. If the passport is less than 5 years old, attach the previous passport too.
  • Attach photocopies of the first 5 pages and last 2 pages of the current passport appointment tatkaal.
  • Applicable Fee that is non-refundable. Short date appointment
Notarized Documents Required:
If applying in person or via mail, please ensure that all photocopies of supporting documents are notarized. Notarized photocopies of the following are required:
  • Notarized Color photocopy of current valid US visa on passport or Green card or Employment Authorization Card or I- 797 approval notice documents. Student visa holders must attach the I-20 document.
  • If your visa has expired, or you have the receipt notice for extension on the visa, a notarized no status affidavit along with notarized photocopies of the valid passport and the green card of two witnesses are required. 7 Copies of Nationality Verification Form are also required. Each copy must have an original photograph affixed on it. This is only for New York, San Francisco, and Houston applicants. Washington, Atlanta, Houston, and Chicago applicants must go to the consulate in person for an interview before applying at their respective passport application center.
  • In case the current manage appointment for passport does not include spouse’s name a notarized photocopy of the marriage certificate is required. A copy of the passport or US ID of the spouse is also required in the application.
  • Female applicants must include notarized affidavit of change in name from maiden to married.
  • Notarized photocopy of the residential proof of the applicant (State ID, Driver’s License, Utility bills, Rental Lease Agreement or Home Mortgage Bill. For applicants above the age of 60 a copy of State ID can be submitted.
  • If the passport is expired for less than 6 months a letter is required from the applicant explaining “why the passport was not renewed in required time frame." If it is 6 months or more past the expiration date, a notarized affidavit and 7 copies of the Nationality Verification Form are required. Each form must have an original photograph attached to it. Houston Jurisdiction applicants have to submit a 4 points affidavit too Appointment for short date.
  • An affidavit form for change of appearance and current notarized photo are required if the applicant’s appearance has changed significantly from the appearance in the current online appointment for How to get passport appointment.
Note: Some additional documents may be required. Please check with the Embassy/Consulate/Passport Application Center in your jurisdiction for the required information.
STEP 3: Passport Renewal Fee / Re-issue Fee (10 years)
If applying in person the fee can be paid in Cash/ Money Orders/Pay Orders/Cashier's Check/ Banker's Check. If applying by post the fee can be paid by attaching Money Orders / Pay Orders / Cashier's check / Banker's check favoring “BLS International USA". No cash or personal checks are accepted. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. A breakdown of the fee structure and the total fee is given below:
Service Type
Service
Consular Fee
ICWF fee
BLS Service charge
Total
Regular Charge
Ordinary booklet - 36 pages
$75.00
$3.00
$13.20
$91.20
Jumbo booklet - 60 pages
$100.00
$3.00
$13.20
$116.20
Tatkaal
Ordinary booklet - 36 pages
$225.00
$3.00
$13.20
$241.20
Jumbo booklet - 60 pages
$250.00
$3.00
$13.20
$266.20
tatkaal appointment

Steps to apply Indian passport from USA

Passport Appointment
STEP 1: Consular Jurisdiction
Where to apply for Indian passport renewal?
  • Following are the details with applicable processing time, addresses, and jurisdiction based on your residence in USA. Please apply accordingly.
BLS Application Center
Address/Contact information
Consular Jurisdiction
Processing time
Washington DC
Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Address: 800 K Street NW, Suite MR-12, Washington DC 20001 USA
Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia
Minimum 1 - 3 weeks. Minimum 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance.
New York
(NY)
Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Address: Suite # 202 28 West, 30th Street, NewYork 10001, USA
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Islnd and Vermont.
Additional 10 days
Chicago
(IL)
Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Address: 29 East Madison St, Suite 1203, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Missouri, IIllinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, and Wisconsin
Minimum 4 weeks. 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance.
Houston (TX)
SubCenter Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Address: Suite 602, 9800 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77092 USA
Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska
1-3 weeks. 6 weeks or more if the case is referred for clearance.
San Francisco (CA)
Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Address: 4837 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming
2-3 weeks
Atlanta
(GA)
Center Timing: 9:00 AM - 2:00PM
Passport pickup: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday
Address: Lakeside Office Park 5775 Glenridge Drive,, North East, Building B Suite 390, 30328, USA
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virgin Islands
6-8 weeks.
4 additional weeks if the passport is referred for clearance.

STEP 2: Documents Required for Re-issue or Renewal of Indian Passport in USA:
  • Copy of the BLS Order Form
  • A Filled and Signed Checklist. Print the checklist, tick it, and arrange the application in that order before submitting the form in person or by post.
  • Online Application Form filled and signed by the applicant.
  • 3 Copies of the filled Nationality Verification Form/ Personal Particulars form and 3 photographs for personal particular form.
  • 3 recent (2" X 2" color, front facing against a white background) color photographs. 8 photographs are required in case the passport appointment is expired for more than 3 years. Glue one photo on the first page of the online application form in the space provided. The second one has to be glued on the Nationality Verification Form and the rest have to be stapled to the last page of the application form. See photo requirements.
  • Attach a notarized color copy of Green Card or Employment Authorization card or copy of legal status in the US such as H1B/ B1/ B2 Visa, whichever is applicable.
  • Attach the original schedule passport appointment. If the passport is less than 5 years old, attach the previous passport too.
  • Attach photocopies of the first 5 pages and last 2 pages of the current passport appointment tatkaal.
  • Applicable Fee that is non-refundable. Short date appointment
Notarized Documents Required:
If applying in person or via mail, please ensure that all photocopies of supporting documents are notarized. Notarized photocopies of the following are required:
  • Notarized Color photocopy of current valid US visa on passport or Green card or Employment Authorization Card or I- 797 approval notice documents. Student visa holders must attach the I-20 document.
  • If your visa has expired, or you have the receipt notice for extension on the visa, a notarized no status affidavit along with notarized photocopies of the valid passport and the green card of two witnesses are required. 7 Copies of Nationality Verification Form are also required. Each copy must have an original photograph affixed on it. This is only for New York, San Francisco, and Houston applicants. Washington, Atlanta, Houston, and Chicago applicants must go to the consulate in person for an interview before applying at their respective passport application center.
  • In case the current manage appointment for passport does not include spouse’s name a notarized photocopy of the marriage certificate is required. A copy of the passport or US ID of the spouse is also required in the application.
  • Female applicants must include notarized affidavit of change in name from maiden to married.
  • Notarized photocopy of the residential proof of the applicant (State ID, Driver’s License, Utility bills, Rental Lease Agreement or Home Mortgage Bill. For applicants above the age of 60 a copy of State ID can be submitted.
  • If the passport is expired for less than 6 months a letter is required from the applicant explaining “why the passport was not renewed in required time frame." If it is 6 months or more past the expiration date, a notarized affidavit and 7 copies of the Nationality Verification Form are required. Each form must have an original photograph attached to it. Houston Jurisdiction applicants have to submit a 4 points affidavit too Appointment for short date.
  • An affidavit form for change of appearance and current notarized photo are required if the applicant’s appearance has changed significantly from the appearance in the current online appointment for How to get passport appointment.
Note: Some additional documents may be required. Please check with the Embassy/Consulate/Passport Application Center in your jurisdiction for the required information.
STEP 3: Passport Renewal Fee / Re-issue Fee (10 years)
If applying in person the fee can be paid in Cash/ Money Orders/Pay Orders/Cashier's Check/ Banker's Check. If applying by post the fee can be paid by attaching Money Orders / Pay Orders / Cashier's check / Banker's check favoring “BLS International USA". No cash or personal checks are accepted. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. A breakdown of the fee structure and the total fee is given below:
Service Type
Service
Consular Fee
ICWF fee
BLS Service charge
Total
Regular Charge
Ordinary booklet - 36 pages
$75.00
$3.00
$13.20
$91.20
Jumbo booklet - 60 pages
$100.00
$3.00
$13.20
$116.20
Tatkaal
Ordinary booklet - 36 pages
$225.00
$3.00
$13.20
$241.20
Jumbo booklet - 60 pages
$250.00
$3.00
$13.20
$266.20
tatkaal appointment

Monday, 7 July 2014

Do you Need Indian Passport Urgently?

Tatkaal passport appointment service is an immediate passport issuance program to issue a passport on a urgent basis. These are also known as expedited passports or emergency passports. The Tatkaal passport is available for issue or re-issue of Indian passport.
Tatkaal Passport Appointment

Points to remember-

Processing time for the issuance of tatkal passport is 1-3 working days.
    Genuine emergencies like death in a family or serious illness of a blood relative, in such cases only Tatkaal Passport will be granted.
    Reasons related to travel plans will not be considered as reason for emergency passport.
    Applications for Tatkaal Passport are not accepted by post. You have to appear in person and convince a consular officer about the nature of emergency.
    Tatkaal Passport Service is not available for expired passports and expired visa status.
    It is available for Re-issue of passport for minor child and adults, lost, damaged or stolen passports, change of address, correction of spilling of name, correction of parents name, addition of spouse's name after marriage, change of date and place of birth, and deletion of spouse name.

    As Tatkaal Passport facility is not available at the Consulate General of India, Atlanta. Applicants in the jurisdiction of Atlanta can apply through Embassy of India, Washington.
    The application submission time is 10.00 am -12 pm.
Short Date Appointment
Short date appointment

Documents Required for Tatkal appointment Passport:

Regular documents required for applying Tatkal Passport are:

    BLS Order Form
    Online Application Form
    Filled and signed Checklist
    Original Passport
    Nationality Verification Form
    3 recent passport-sized color photographs. 8 in case the passport has expired for more than 3 years.
    Photocopy of the first 5 and last 2 pages of the passport.
    Notarized photocopy of valid visa
    Notarized photocopy of the applicant's proof of residence.


Additional Documents:

You have to apply personally for Tatkal. The documents and process required for Tatkaal is the same for regular passport.

A few additional important documents are required:

    A letter requesting the application to be considered under Tatkal and explaining the nature of Emergency. The letter has to be addressed to the Embassy/ Consulate General of India.

    You can send some information in advance to the application center before your appointment. This will increase your chances of qualifying for Tatkal.

    Name of applicant
    Date of Birth
    Passport Number
    Place of issue
    Date of Issue
    Date of expiry
    Visa Status
    Reason for Applying for Tatkal Service

Short date and urgent date

Tatkaal Passport Appointment

Do you Need Indian Passport Urgently?

Tatkaal passport appointment service is an immediate passport issuance program to issue a passport on a urgent basis. These are also known as expedited passports or emergency passports. The Tatkaal passport is available for issue or re-issue of Indian passport.
Tatkaal Passport Appointment

Points to remember-

Processing time for the issuance of tatkal passport is 1-3 working days.
    Genuine emergencies like death in a family or serious illness of a blood relative, in such cases only Tatkaal Passport will be granted.
    Reasons related to travel plans will not be considered as reason for emergency passport.
    Applications for Tatkaal Passport are not accepted by post. You have to appear in person and convince a consular officer about the nature of emergency.
    Tatkaal Passport Service is not available for expired passports and expired visa status.
    It is available for Re-issue of passport for minor child and adults, lost, damaged or stolen passports, change of address, correction of spilling of name, correction of parents name, addition of spouse's name after marriage, change of date and place of birth, and deletion of spouse name.

    As Tatkaal Passport facility is not available at the Consulate General of India, Atlanta. Applicants in the jurisdiction of Atlanta can apply through Embassy of India, Washington.
    The application submission time is 10.00 am -12 pm.
Short Date Appointment
Short date appointment

Documents Required for Tatkal appointment Passport:

Regular documents required for applying Tatkal Passport are:

    BLS Order Form
    Online Application Form
    Filled and signed Checklist
    Original Passport
    Nationality Verification Form
    3 recent passport-sized color photographs. 8 in case the passport has expired for more than 3 years.
    Photocopy of the first 5 and last 2 pages of the passport.
    Notarized photocopy of valid visa
    Notarized photocopy of the applicant's proof of residence.


Additional Documents:

You have to apply personally for Tatkal. The documents and process required for Tatkaal is the same for regular passport.

A few additional important documents are required:

    A letter requesting the application to be considered under Tatkal and explaining the nature of Emergency. The letter has to be addressed to the Embassy/ Consulate General of India.

    You can send some information in advance to the application center before your appointment. This will increase your chances of qualifying for Tatkal.

    Name of applicant
    Date of Birth
    Passport Number
    Place of issue
    Date of Issue
    Date of expiry
    Visa Status
    Reason for Applying for Tatkal Service

Short date and urgent date

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Tatkal passport appointment service is an immediate passport issuance program to issue a passport on a urgent basis. These are also known as expedited passports or emergency passports. The appointment for Tatkaal passport is available for issue or re-issue of Indian passport.

Points to remember-

Processing time for the issuance of tatkal passport is 1-3 working days.
    Genuine emergencies like death in a family or serious illness of a blood relative, in such cases only Tatkaal Passport will be granted.
    Reasons related to travel plans will not be considered as reason for emergency passport.
    Applications for Tatkaal Passport are not accepted by post. You have to appear in person and convince a consular officer about the nature of emergency.
    Tatkaal Passport Service is not available for expired passports and expired visa status.
    It is available for Re-issue of passport for minor child and adults, lost, damaged or stolen passports, change of address, correction of spilling of name, correction of parents name, addition of spouse's name after marriage, change of date and place of birth, and deletion of spouse name.

    As Tatkaal Passport facility is not available at the Consulate General of India, Atlanta. Applicants in the jurisdiction of Atlanta can apply through Embassy of India, Washington.
    The application submission time is 10.00 am -12 pm. Short Date

Tatkaal Passport Appointment

Passport Appointment Tatkaal

Tatkal passport appointment service is an immediate passport issuance program to issue a passport on a urgent basis. These are also known as expedited passports or emergency passports. The appointment for Tatkaal passport is available for issue or re-issue of Indian passport.

Points to remember-

Processing time for the issuance of tatkal passport is 1-3 working days.
    Genuine emergencies like death in a family or serious illness of a blood relative, in such cases only Tatkaal Passport will be granted.
    Reasons related to travel plans will not be considered as reason for emergency passport.
    Applications for Tatkaal Passport are not accepted by post. You have to appear in person and convince a consular officer about the nature of emergency.
    Tatkaal Passport Service is not available for expired passports and expired visa status.
    It is available for Re-issue of passport for minor child and adults, lost, damaged or stolen passports, change of address, correction of spilling of name, correction of parents name, addition of spouse's name after marriage, change of date and place of birth, and deletion of spouse name.

    As Tatkaal Passport facility is not available at the Consulate General of India, Atlanta. Applicants in the jurisdiction of Atlanta can apply through Embassy of India, Washington.
    The application submission time is 10.00 am -12 pm. Short Date

Tatkaal Passport Appointment

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Passport Appointment
Since 2012, the Indian Ministry of external affair has brought some changes in the process of passport appointment online for issuance of fresh passport or reissue of expired passport or expiring passport. This online appointment process has been adopted to make the appointment process accessible to everyone those who are applying online .T.C.S. has also joined to negotiate the online application system and also to deal with the data entry process. Though MEA and TCS have provided many facilities regarding passport and they have launched many passport kiosks also known as passport seva Kendra (psk) where any Indian citizen can visit to submit his/her passport application and its really relaxing news for Indian passport applicants there is no need of agents and middlemen in this process, you will directly get accessible benefits, However one can only visit psk when he has already booked online appointment or unless or the person is filling for tatkal application in this case you can simply walk to your nearest psk without appointment. You have to be very concern regarding filling of online appointment form because the number of slots at any psk is limited, hence they need to filled as quickly as soon as they are open... 
Here some tips will help you to get your appointment faster
Passport Appointment Online

(1) Firstly make sure you have created your account on the website
http://passportindia.gov.in/ 

 (2)You can fill the application online, or you can download PDF file, and you can fill the form offline, once you are done with the filling of your form you have to generate the upload file. Upload the same from your account at passport India website
 

(3) verify all your details which you have entered in the form, then submit it once your submission is completed, you will be able to create an appointment
 

(4)After that when you will click on view saves/submitted application there the link and the system will show you all application which you have create. Above all you can only crease 3 application per account
 

(5) select the desire application below the application click on “Manage appointment" you have to be very concern that the line will only be accusable for form that have been submitted . Those forms which have been filled partially will not get the accusable link
 

Online Appointment

(6) on the next screen you will be asked to choose your nearest psk location and then click on "create appointment"

(7)In the system you'll have to fill in CAPTCHA code to verify that you are a human being not kind of automate boot who is trying to create appointment and the catch code is alphanumeric and the alphabets are also in capital.
 

(8) Once you are done with CAPTCHA, go and click on "show available slots" probably you will see the following message " currently no appointment slots are available for the passport seva Kendra please try DD/MM/YYYY 3.30pm onwards. Total number of appointment booked today xxx ".You'll get to see the appointment timing for various passport offices on the passport website
 

(9) Be very careful when you are writing down the date and time and also check on your watch , mobile (which you refer the website clock) and you'll see the website clock at the top left corner of every page
 

(10) and don’t forget to visit your website on specific date at least ten to fifteen minutes before the given time
 

(11)Make sure that you have filled the CAPTCHA code . And follow step 4 to 7 and got show available slots page and wait for the right time 3 pm or whatever time is mentioned there do not click on the link to see the slot yet, click the show available slot within few seconds of clock timing 3pm
 

(12) there yet will get to see many slots open for two or three days, don’t waste your time over thinking, immediately choose any slot. And with my experience I advise you to choose afternoon slots. 3pm to 4pm slots because many don’t prefer afternoon slots
 

(13) After that the system will ask you to enter CAPTCHA and if the slot which you once choose is still available you will receive an appointment number.

Don’t panic when the system will become heavy slow during your online passport appointment, because there is heavy visitors on the website, so I advise you to access the website from a broad band or high speed internet line (if possible egg office) and please do not hit refresh or back button on the browser though you'll get only one chance before your slots get filled. If somehow you get your booking stuck on the final page, immediately open the other window without disturbing your existing panel login into your account to see it if you have appointment ID. Sometimes because of heavy loads on website the system is too slow to respond and may have already booked your slot and not showing your online appointment confirmation in those cases opening the new window will help you to verify whether the appointment went through or not.

If you are abortive in your attempt hit back button and come to the date and time mentioned in the error message
If you are willing to make booking for your multiple accounts, let me tell you as only one account will be logged in from single browser and if you have multiple booking then use different browsers or use multiple computers.

If you see any information regarding changing in any newspapers or in Toy they are to be believed because the passport authorities are bringing out important changes in the application process 


(1)Now the system will automatically provide you an appointment from given slots instead of any users logging at any specific time to book an appoint and twice in a year users can change their appointment 


(2) And the payment will be done online along with the appointment in order to confirm booking
These changes will be spread throughout the country
Update (up 13,2013) the new appointment has achieved PAN India where the payment of the fees will be done online before the given appointment.

Passport Appointment Online

Passport Appointment
Since 2012, the Indian Ministry of external affair has brought some changes in the process of passport appointment online for issuance of fresh passport or reissue of expired passport or expiring passport. This online appointment process has been adopted to make the appointment process accessible to everyone those who are applying online .T.C.S. has also joined to negotiate the online application system and also to deal with the data entry process. Though MEA and TCS have provided many facilities regarding passport and they have launched many passport kiosks also known as passport seva Kendra (psk) where any Indian citizen can visit to submit his/her passport application and its really relaxing news for Indian passport applicants there is no need of agents and middlemen in this process, you will directly get accessible benefits, However one can only visit psk when he has already booked online appointment or unless or the person is filling for tatkal application in this case you can simply walk to your nearest psk without appointment. You have to be very concern regarding filling of online appointment form because the number of slots at any psk is limited, hence they need to filled as quickly as soon as they are open... 
Here some tips will help you to get your appointment faster
Passport Appointment Online

(1) Firstly make sure you have created your account on the website
http://passportindia.gov.in/ 

 (2)You can fill the application online, or you can download PDF file, and you can fill the form offline, once you are done with the filling of your form you have to generate the upload file. Upload the same from your account at passport India website
 

(3) verify all your details which you have entered in the form, then submit it once your submission is completed, you will be able to create an appointment
 

(4)After that when you will click on view saves/submitted application there the link and the system will show you all application which you have create. Above all you can only crease 3 application per account
 

(5) select the desire application below the application click on “Manage appointment" you have to be very concern that the line will only be accusable for form that have been submitted . Those forms which have been filled partially will not get the accusable link
 

Online Appointment

(6) on the next screen you will be asked to choose your nearest psk location and then click on "create appointment"

(7)In the system you'll have to fill in CAPTCHA code to verify that you are a human being not kind of automate boot who is trying to create appointment and the catch code is alphanumeric and the alphabets are also in capital.
 

(8) Once you are done with CAPTCHA, go and click on "show available slots" probably you will see the following message " currently no appointment slots are available for the passport seva Kendra please try DD/MM/YYYY 3.30pm onwards. Total number of appointment booked today xxx ".You'll get to see the appointment timing for various passport offices on the passport website
 

(9) Be very careful when you are writing down the date and time and also check on your watch , mobile (which you refer the website clock) and you'll see the website clock at the top left corner of every page
 

(10) and don’t forget to visit your website on specific date at least ten to fifteen minutes before the given time
 

(11)Make sure that you have filled the CAPTCHA code . And follow step 4 to 7 and got show available slots page and wait for the right time 3 pm or whatever time is mentioned there do not click on the link to see the slot yet, click the show available slot within few seconds of clock timing 3pm
 

(12) there yet will get to see many slots open for two or three days, don’t waste your time over thinking, immediately choose any slot. And with my experience I advise you to choose afternoon slots. 3pm to 4pm slots because many don’t prefer afternoon slots
 

(13) After that the system will ask you to enter CAPTCHA and if the slot which you once choose is still available you will receive an appointment number.

Don’t panic when the system will become heavy slow during your online passport appointment, because there is heavy visitors on the website, so I advise you to access the website from a broad band or high speed internet line (if possible egg office) and please do not hit refresh or back button on the browser though you'll get only one chance before your slots get filled. If somehow you get your booking stuck on the final page, immediately open the other window without disturbing your existing panel login into your account to see it if you have appointment ID. Sometimes because of heavy loads on website the system is too slow to respond and may have already booked your slot and not showing your online appointment confirmation in those cases opening the new window will help you to verify whether the appointment went through or not.

If you are abortive in your attempt hit back button and come to the date and time mentioned in the error message
If you are willing to make booking for your multiple accounts, let me tell you as only one account will be logged in from single browser and if you have multiple booking then use different browsers or use multiple computers.

If you see any information regarding changing in any newspapers or in Toy they are to be believed because the passport authorities are bringing out important changes in the application process 


(1)Now the system will automatically provide you an appointment from given slots instead of any users logging at any specific time to book an appoint and twice in a year users can change their appointment 


(2) And the payment will be done online along with the appointment in order to confirm booking
These changes will be spread throughout the country
Update (up 13,2013) the new appointment has achieved PAN India where the payment of the fees will be done online before the given appointment.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Tatkaal Passport Appointment Pune
I have already given you the elaborated description of my expertise. This can be the expertise of my husband World Health Organization recently filed for his passport. This August , 2011, I had taken a briefing for his application. Short dates The web type submission was same as in my case, Passport Appointment Online however the sole distinction was that now we tend to didn't transfer the documents with the appliance.
Short Date Appointment
There was another amendment within the Tatkaal Passport Appointment booking for pune. Currently you'll book solely following day's slot. It's mentioned within the web site that the booking starts from 12:00 p.m. sharp. However short dates my analysis (mind you...I did lots of looking before this application) told Maine that the best time to induce a appointment is around 12:40 p.m. Manage Passport Appointment initial day I simply checked whether or not I will get a slot or not , and that i logged in at 01:00 p.m. and that i got the slots accessible from 12:45 p.m onwards. On the second day I logged in at around 12: thirty p.m. and got the 9:00 a.m. slot for him. Yuppie...
Tatkaal Passport Appointment Pune
He really short dates applied for the broken passport, as a result of his downside with the visibility of his image. He was asked by the immigration officers whenever he had traveled outside India , to alter. Thus we tend to collected the documents needed for the broken re-issue case. The list of the documents area unit :
1.       Previous passport
2.       Appointment letter
3.       Legal instrument within the format of Annexure L.
4.       Address proof ( he took statement and letter from the bank)
5.        Age proof ( his board certificate)
Tatkaa Dates

Short dates for pune Apart from this he took his degree certificate , my passport (as it already had the city address) and account.
He reached there 8:15 a.m. and located out that 9:00 a.m is not any additional the primary appointment of the day , it's 8:30 a.m.!! However once the govt. Workplacers (the GO and VO) do not come back to the office before 10:30 a.m. why do they keep slots thus early!! He was lucky as he was allowed to travel within workplace with the 8:30 a.m. slot.Tatkaal Passport appointment pune There have been three to four counters wherever you'll got to get in the documents that they're going to raise. They're going to keep those documents within the file and provides it to you. Therein counter he was told that his passport doesn't make up injury class as nothing was broken in line with them. So that they asked him to near dates use for a brand new passport for address amendment and mate name addition. Thus he didn't submit the legal instrument. Because the statement was quite large, they told him to allow xerox of the primary and therefore the last page solely. No age proof was tatkaal appointment dates needed. Solely the wedding certificate was asked to lean.
Pune
After that counter he had to travel to the A counter that was once more a similar as in my case. Of these were done at near dates around 9:00 a.m. , then began the endless stay up for the verification and granting officers. Now there was a amendment. There have been four VO passport online appointment counters and three to four GO counters ( in my case there have been solely a pair of VO and one GO. You can imagine the long queues at that point ). The VO officers started returning when 9:30 a.m and therefore the GO came when 10:30 a.m. thus it took three hours to end everything. He was free by 11:20 a.m.
Tatkaal Passport Appointment Pune

The next day ahead Pune Tatkaal Appointment the web site showed that his application has been granted on it day and can be sent shortly, however when a pair of to three days, the standing message modified because the date of the application grant modified. I got a trifle troubled however short dates waited with patience. And on the tenth pune short dates day when his application being submitted, the docs was sent by speed post and it had been in my hand on the eleventh day. He was within the workplace thus I collected it from the carrier showing him the previous passport of his. I believe the PSK is recuperating day by day.

Tatkaal Passport Appointment Pune and Reissue Experience

Tatkaal Passport Appointment Pune
I have already given you the elaborated description of my expertise. This can be the expertise of my husband World Health Organization recently filed for his passport. This August , 2011, I had taken a briefing for his application. Short dates The web type submission was same as in my case, Passport Appointment Online however the sole distinction was that now we tend to didn't transfer the documents with the appliance.
Short Date Appointment
There was another amendment within the Tatkaal Passport Appointment booking for pune. Currently you'll book solely following day's slot. It's mentioned within the web site that the booking starts from 12:00 p.m. sharp. However short dates my analysis (mind you...I did lots of looking before this application) told Maine that the best time to induce a appointment is around 12:40 p.m. Manage Passport Appointment initial day I simply checked whether or not I will get a slot or not , and that i logged in at 01:00 p.m. and that i got the slots accessible from 12:45 p.m onwards. On the second day I logged in at around 12: thirty p.m. and got the 9:00 a.m. slot for him. Yuppie...
Tatkaal Passport Appointment Pune
He really short dates applied for the broken passport, as a result of his downside with the visibility of his image. He was asked by the immigration officers whenever he had traveled outside India , to alter. Thus we tend to collected the documents needed for the broken re-issue case. The list of the documents area unit :
1.       Previous passport
2.       Appointment letter
3.       Legal instrument within the format of Annexure L.
4.       Address proof ( he took statement and letter from the bank)
5.        Age proof ( his board certificate)
Tatkaa Dates

Short dates for pune Apart from this he took his degree certificate , my passport (as it already had the city address) and account.
He reached there 8:15 a.m. and located out that 9:00 a.m is not any additional the primary appointment of the day , it's 8:30 a.m.!! However once the govt. Workplacers (the GO and VO) do not come back to the office before 10:30 a.m. why do they keep slots thus early!! He was lucky as he was allowed to travel within workplace with the 8:30 a.m. slot.Tatkaal Passport appointment pune There have been three to four counters wherever you'll got to get in the documents that they're going to raise. They're going to keep those documents within the file and provides it to you. Therein counter he was told that his passport doesn't make up injury class as nothing was broken in line with them. So that they asked him to near dates use for a brand new passport for address amendment and mate name addition. Thus he didn't submit the legal instrument. Because the statement was quite large, they told him to allow xerox of the primary and therefore the last page solely. No age proof was tatkaal appointment dates needed. Solely the wedding certificate was asked to lean.
Pune
After that counter he had to travel to the A counter that was once more a similar as in my case. Of these were done at near dates around 9:00 a.m. , then began the endless stay up for the verification and granting officers. Now there was a amendment. There have been four VO passport online appointment counters and three to four GO counters ( in my case there have been solely a pair of VO and one GO. You can imagine the long queues at that point ). The VO officers started returning when 9:30 a.m and therefore the GO came when 10:30 a.m. thus it took three hours to end everything. He was free by 11:20 a.m.
Tatkaal Passport Appointment Pune

The next day ahead Pune Tatkaal Appointment the web site showed that his application has been granted on it day and can be sent shortly, however when a pair of to three days, the standing message modified because the date of the application grant modified. I got a trifle troubled however short dates waited with patience. And on the tenth pune short dates day when his application being submitted, the docs was sent by speed post and it had been in my hand on the eleventh day. He was within the workplace thus I collected it from the carrier showing him the previous passport of his. I believe the PSK is recuperating day by day.

Friday, 2 May 2014


My passport appointement schedule and its appointment experience being failed in my first attempt, sadly I applied for re-issue, you must be thinking why I am sad??, before applying for it I was facing reviews about the manage passport appointment related issues which people are facing for a long time.near dates and add my husband name, there was no other option left for me. Then all of a sudden, I came to know about Pune psk where,
My Passport and its online Appointment booking
 I short dates came to know that the application procedure has become easy and simple , here everything is mentioned in every detail how I finally got my passport seva appointment in my hands. Firstly on 26/09/2010, I applied online through this known website http://passportindia.gov.in there, I filled my form and submitted it and scanned and uploaded four important documents (because only four documents short dates you can upload for one application and the size of each document must be 1mb). In the process of changing my surname, due to marriage and also,
Manage Passport Appointment
 I had some issue with my old book passport appointment, as it had been issued in some other place, so I provided. (A) address proof : one year bank statement and a letter from the bank manager (b) old getting passport appointment copy : the front two pages and the back two pages with the ECNR page (as my old manage passport appointment had the ECNR page) (c) husband's passport appointment copy: same as above (d) marriage certificate. In the next procedure, I set an online passport appointment booking (important : from august the rule has been changed and now only online appointment are accepted in psk no one can just walk in without any prior appointment) to go to short dates psk, my time was from 9.00 to 9.45 am session on 12.10.2010, I actually near dates went there before my scheduled time, just to avoid queue but I got surprised, there was none at psk till 8.00am, anyways around 8.45am, I got my token from the desk after tatkaal date showing them my appointment paper. Well there were two persons sitting near the gate. After entering the psk centre they were checking whether everyone had tatkaal date the proper document or not short dates and then the
Tatkaal and Short Date Passport Appointment
next step: I went to a counter then i showed them my token they asked few document and then instructed me to go inside, there were guards who were checking and told me sign on it and then they allowed me to go inside. There was waiting room near dates with a display screen, showing there the token number and the respective counter where we have to go when our token number will come ,as it was the very first session of the day (around 9.05am) there was no crowd. As I was directly asked to go, the counter number a12 where a TCS, filled my form and even checked my document and they took a snap for tatkaal passport appointment (now a days with advanced technology you don’t have to carry not able to get passport appointment size photos with you) next, they took my finger print, it took at least 15 minutes. As the person was scanning every document and then near dates he made a file of it and asked me for payment which I paid one thousand rupees, in cash and was given an acknowledgment. Next with my file I went towards counter B where the verification officer was verifying document as there were only two VO counters open, I had to wait for few minutes. It took only two minutes as he went through my marriage certificate and told me that your police verification will occur within 10days, if you are in hurry, you can directly go to police station with your file after 3 working days of submission. Now, there I got a little crowd for counter number C (grading officer counter) only counter c was open there, after 15 minutes my token number was called, they took my file and cancelled my old how to get passport appointment and returned it to me, with the receipt of my tatkaal date application where the person was giving the acknowledgment letter I collected it and came out at 9.45, I got surprised, as there was no pre police verification required , short dates for my case, that means I am going to get directly my passport appointment Now my heart starts beating like a drum well, I checked the website, when I see the status, it was written there I would receive mail/sms once the passport appointment online is send off I called the psk customer care. On 18/10/2010 about the status of my tatkaal passport appointment and also about the delay of the Pune tatkaal passport appointment (it was mentioned in the website that the post police verification will occur after 3rd working days of the submission of the manage passport appointment which I should have receive it on 18/10/2010. As I know it could take months I was nervous too. I was asked to wait; I kept on calling the customer care and mentioned them about my urgency of getting passport appointment on time. After that I registered a complain regarding delay. I was losing all hope every day regarding this that whether I’ll get it on time or not within short dates a month... But on 28/10/2010, at 6.00 gm I received an sms and mail there my number and speed post number was given tatkaal date through which my passport has been sent and the next day around 3.00pm on 29.10.2010 I got my passport in my hand, now I strongly believe all's well that ends well...cheers to Bangalore psk system ...Hope, my story would inspire you or hope you'll get some help from it, feel free to post your experiences, regarding application.

As, after marriage it was so important for me to change my surname
online Appointment booking

My Passport and its online Appointment booking Experience


My passport appointement schedule and its appointment experience being failed in my first attempt, sadly I applied for re-issue, you must be thinking why I am sad??, before applying for it I was facing reviews about the manage passport appointment related issues which people are facing for a long time.near dates and add my husband name, there was no other option left for me. Then all of a sudden, I came to know about Pune psk where,
My Passport and its online Appointment booking
 I short dates came to know that the application procedure has become easy and simple , here everything is mentioned in every detail how I finally got my passport seva appointment in my hands. Firstly on 26/09/2010, I applied online through this known website http://passportindia.gov.in there, I filled my form and submitted it and scanned and uploaded four important documents (because only four documents short dates you can upload for one application and the size of each document must be 1mb). In the process of changing my surname, due to marriage and also,
Manage Passport Appointment
 I had some issue with my old book passport appointment, as it had been issued in some other place, so I provided. (A) address proof : one year bank statement and a letter from the bank manager (b) old getting passport appointment copy : the front two pages and the back two pages with the ECNR page (as my old manage passport appointment had the ECNR page) (c) husband's passport appointment copy: same as above (d) marriage certificate. In the next procedure, I set an online passport appointment booking (important : from august the rule has been changed and now only online appointment are accepted in psk no one can just walk in without any prior appointment) to go to short dates psk, my time was from 9.00 to 9.45 am session on 12.10.2010, I actually near dates went there before my scheduled time, just to avoid queue but I got surprised, there was none at psk till 8.00am, anyways around 8.45am, I got my token from the desk after tatkaal date showing them my appointment paper. Well there were two persons sitting near the gate. After entering the psk centre they were checking whether everyone had tatkaal date the proper document or not short dates and then the
Tatkaal and Short Date Passport Appointment
next step: I went to a counter then i showed them my token they asked few document and then instructed me to go inside, there were guards who were checking and told me sign on it and then they allowed me to go inside. There was waiting room near dates with a display screen, showing there the token number and the respective counter where we have to go when our token number will come ,as it was the very first session of the day (around 9.05am) there was no crowd. As I was directly asked to go, the counter number a12 where a TCS, filled my form and even checked my document and they took a snap for tatkaal passport appointment (now a days with advanced technology you don’t have to carry not able to get passport appointment size photos with you) next, they took my finger print, it took at least 15 minutes. As the person was scanning every document and then near dates he made a file of it and asked me for payment which I paid one thousand rupees, in cash and was given an acknowledgment. Next with my file I went towards counter B where the verification officer was verifying document as there were only two VO counters open, I had to wait for few minutes. It took only two minutes as he went through my marriage certificate and told me that your police verification will occur within 10days, if you are in hurry, you can directly go to police station with your file after 3 working days of submission. Now, there I got a little crowd for counter number C (grading officer counter) only counter c was open there, after 15 minutes my token number was called, they took my file and cancelled my old how to get passport appointment and returned it to me, with the receipt of my tatkaal date application where the person was giving the acknowledgment letter I collected it and came out at 9.45, I got surprised, as there was no pre police verification required , short dates for my case, that means I am going to get directly my passport appointment Now my heart starts beating like a drum well, I checked the website, when I see the status, it was written there I would receive mail/sms once the passport appointment online is send off I called the psk customer care. On 18/10/2010 about the status of my tatkaal passport appointment and also about the delay of the Pune tatkaal passport appointment (it was mentioned in the website that the post police verification will occur after 3rd working days of the submission of the manage passport appointment which I should have receive it on 18/10/2010. As I know it could take months I was nervous too. I was asked to wait; I kept on calling the customer care and mentioned them about my urgency of getting passport appointment on time. After that I registered a complain regarding delay. I was losing all hope every day regarding this that whether I’ll get it on time or not within short dates a month... But on 28/10/2010, at 6.00 gm I received an sms and mail there my number and speed post number was given tatkaal date through which my passport has been sent and the next day around 3.00pm on 29.10.2010 I got my passport in my hand, now I strongly believe all's well that ends well...cheers to Bangalore psk system ...Hope, my story would inspire you or hope you'll get some help from it, feel free to post your experiences, regarding application.

As, after marriage it was so important for me to change my surname
online Appointment booking

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Passport appointment system using online payment system.
To prevent malpractices in achieving appointment for passport services, the govt is aiming to introduce an internet payment entrance way. the govt plans to try to to this so as to forestall fictitious identity details. With an internet payment system, they're going to be ready to create payment recommendatory and obligatory (in some cases).
Passport Appointment via online Payment


PSK tatkaal Project joint date secretary and near chief officer Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi aforesaid that regarding 25-30 per cent of the candidates UN agency get a rendezvous don't present itself at the individual offices.


The new proposal from workplace can facilitate the authorities to try to to away with any malpractice that’s possible to require result by March. He additionally additional that payment may be created through totally different channels, as well as debit and credit cards.
Tatkaal Appointment

Pardeshi additionally mentioned that if the method of passport appointment applications goes on-line, it'll facilitate the govt by creating the method clear. this may additionally do away with touts.


The department has recently engaged IT company TCS as its code professional. This partnership can continue until 2018 before more extension for 2 years with mutual consent, Pardeshi additional.

Govt. is Planning to give Passport Appointment via online Payment

Passport appointment system using online payment system.
To prevent malpractices in achieving appointment for passport services, the govt is aiming to introduce an internet payment entrance way. the govt plans to try to to this so as to forestall fictitious identity details. With an internet payment system, they're going to be ready to create payment recommendatory and obligatory (in some cases).
Passport Appointment via online Payment


PSK tatkaal Project joint date secretary and near chief officer Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi aforesaid that regarding 25-30 per cent of the candidates UN agency get a rendezvous don't present itself at the individual offices.


The new proposal from workplace can facilitate the authorities to try to to away with any malpractice that’s possible to require result by March. He additionally additional that payment may be created through totally different channels, as well as debit and credit cards.
Tatkaal Appointment

Pardeshi additionally mentioned that if the method of passport appointment applications goes on-line, it'll facilitate the govt by creating the method clear. this may additionally do away with touts.


The department has recently engaged IT company TCS as its code professional. This partnership can continue until 2018 before more extension for 2 years with mutual consent, Pardeshi additional.