Saturday, 23 August 2014

How to Apply for a Passport Appointment

tatkaal passport appointment
1. Get the Passport Application Form: One can apply for Passport through Online Registration, (after doing online registration, get print outs of the application form) click here(http://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/procEFormSub) for details for Online Registration
(http://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/procEFormSub) Apart from this applicant can submit directly in the respective passport office/ DPCs/Speed post centers, get the relevant application form from here(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/Forms.htm).
Tatkaal and Short Date Passport Appointment booking

2. How to fill the Form: The short date Passport appointment Application Form is Machine Readable. Please follow the instructions as follows:

    Use capital letters only. Particulars given in the form will be printed in the passport. Therefore, please be careful in filling up the form and avoid any mistakes.
    Use black/blue ball pen only
    Do not fill the form with pencils or ink-pen.
    While filling up the boxes, kindly leave one box blank after each completed word.
    Write clearly within the box without touching the boundaries.
    Adjust the information to fit within the number of given boxes.
    Do not write anything outside the box.  Avoid over-writing
    Incomplete application will not be accepted.

Columnwise Guidelines for filling the application form can be had from here(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/column_guidelines.htm).
How to Apply for a Passport Appointment

Note:   All original documents are to be shown at the time of submission of the passport appointment application form(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/Forms.htm). With the Original Passport appointment Application Form, self-attested copies of all required documents need to be attached. Illiterate applicants should put only thumb impression in the box meant for thumb impression/signature. In case an applicant has stayed at more than one address during the last one year, he/she should furnish two additional photocopies of the PP form(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/Forms.htm) for each additional place of stay.

3. Where to Apply : For Online Registration, the applicant has to submit the print outs of the application form along with required documents to the respective PSK in the appointment date and time printed. Apart from this appointment for Passport Applications can be submitted at

    The counter of the PSK(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/RPOALL.htm)
    The Speed Post centers(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/speedposts.htm)
    District Passport Cells(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/dpcs.htm)
    PCC

An application may be submitted personally OR through a representative (any close member of the family or recognized travel agent(s) only) carrying an authority letter(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/authority_letter.htm).

4. Tatkaal Passport Appointment Booking: Refer Tatkaal Scheme(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/TatkalScheme.htm) in case if applicant needs the passport urgently.

5. Fee Structure: Refer Fee Structure(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/FeeStructure.htm) for the fees to be submitted.

6. Check List: Refer Check List(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/checklist.htm) for the required documents to be submitted along with the application form.

How to Apply for a Passport Appointment

How to Apply for a Passport Appointment

tatkaal passport appointment
1. Get the Passport Application Form: One can apply for Passport through Online Registration, (after doing online registration, get print outs of the application form) click here(http://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/procEFormSub) for details for Online Registration
(http://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/procEFormSub) Apart from this applicant can submit directly in the respective passport office/ DPCs/Speed post centers, get the relevant application form from here(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/Forms.htm).
Tatkaal and Short Date Passport Appointment booking

2. How to fill the Form: The short date Passport appointment Application Form is Machine Readable. Please follow the instructions as follows:

    Use capital letters only. Particulars given in the form will be printed in the passport. Therefore, please be careful in filling up the form and avoid any mistakes.
    Use black/blue ball pen only
    Do not fill the form with pencils or ink-pen.
    While filling up the boxes, kindly leave one box blank after each completed word.
    Write clearly within the box without touching the boundaries.
    Adjust the information to fit within the number of given boxes.
    Do not write anything outside the box.  Avoid over-writing
    Incomplete application will not be accepted.

Columnwise Guidelines for filling the application form can be had from here(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/column_guidelines.htm).
How to Apply for a Passport Appointment

Note:   All original documents are to be shown at the time of submission of the passport appointment application form(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/Forms.htm). With the Original Passport appointment Application Form, self-attested copies of all required documents need to be attached. Illiterate applicants should put only thumb impression in the box meant for thumb impression/signature. In case an applicant has stayed at more than one address during the last one year, he/she should furnish two additional photocopies of the PP form(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/Forms.htm) for each additional place of stay.

3. Where to Apply : For Online Registration, the applicant has to submit the print outs of the application form along with required documents to the respective PSK in the appointment date and time printed. Apart from this appointment for Passport Applications can be submitted at

    The counter of the PSK(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/RPOALL.htm)
    The Speed Post centers(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/speedposts.htm)
    District Passport Cells(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/dpcs.htm)
    PCC

An application may be submitted personally OR through a representative (any close member of the family or recognized travel agent(s) only) carrying an authority letter(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/authority_letter.htm).

4. Tatkaal Passport Appointment Booking: Refer Tatkaal Scheme(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/TatkalScheme.htm) in case if applicant needs the passport urgently.

5. Fee Structure: Refer Fee Structure(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/FeeStructure.htm) for the fees to be submitted.

6. Check List: Refer Check List(http://passport.gov.in/cpv/checklist.htm) for the required documents to be submitted along with the application form.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Getting Passport Appointment Coimbatore
Different conditions for getting Passport

For Senior Citizen-
Short date for Coimbatore
Separate senior's passport is not issued to a senior citizen. They can apply for an ordinary passport with a validity of 10 years. Senior Citizens can be issued a passport appointment for Coimbatore on post police verification basis if they submit copy of child's (Age greater than 18) passport, who is staying abroad (with page having parent's name) as an additional document along with their application form. To check the complete list of documents to be submitted along with the application form, please click on "Documents Required" link on Home page.

Benefits to Senior citizen-

Senior Citizens can be issued a passport short date appointment for Coimbatore on post police verification basis if they submit copy of child's (Age greater than 18) passport, who is staying abroad (with page having parent's name) as an additional document along with their application form. To check the complete list of documents to be submitted along with the application form, please click on "Documents Required" link on Home page.
________________________________________________________
Government Employees-

For issuance of a fresh tatkaal passport appointment for Coimbatore, Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees need to submit either Identity Certificate in original as per Annexure "B" or No Objection Certificate (NOC) as per Annexure "M" as an additional document along with the application form. If he/she submits Annexure "B", passport will be issued without police verification and if he/she submits Annexure "M", passport will be issued on post police verification basis. For reissue of passport, Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees need to submit No Objection Certificate (NOC) as per Annexure "M" as an additional document along with the application form.

Benefits to Government Employees-

Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees can be issued passport without police verification, if they submit Identity Certificate in original as per Annexure "B" as an additional document along with the application form. They can be issued a passport on post police verification basis, if they submit No Objection Certificate (NOC) (as per Annexure "M") as an additional document along with the application form.

Retired Government Employees: Retired Government employees can be issued a passport on post police verification basis if they submit Pension Payment Order as an additional document along with the application form.
_____________________________________________________________________
Issuance of Passport for Minors-

Applicants less than 18 years of age are considered as minor for issuance of passport.
Endorsement of child's name in parent's passports is not allowed anymore. As per the amended instructions , a minor should have a separate passport.

Minor who is 16 years old-

Minors between 15 to 18 years of age can apply either for a 10-year validity passport or they can apply for a passport, which is valid till they attain the age of 18 years. Fee for a 10-year validity passport is higher than fee for a passport, which is valid till they attain the age of 18 years. A 10-year validity passport cannot be issued to applicants without police verification on submission of parent's passport. If passport is required on an urgent basis, they can apply under Tatkaal scheme.
Short date and Tatkaal Passport Appointment Booking in Coimbatore

Validity of a minor's passport appointment tatkaal in Coimbatore

The validity of a minor's passport is restricted to five years or till they attain the age of 18, whichever is earlier. But the minors aged between 15 to 18 years can apply either for a 10-year validity passport or for a passport which is valid till they attain the age of 18 years. Different fees are applicable depending upon which category they are applying for.

Spouse living in another country-

Consent of the spouse, who is abroad, is required for submitting the application of their child. It should be in the form of a Sworn Affidavit duly attested by the Indian Embassy/Consulate abroad (as per Annexure "H"). To check the complete list of documents to be submitted along with the application form, please click on "Documents Required" link on Home page.

Minor applicants below the age of 4 years need to carry a passport size photograph for the processing of application at the PSK/PO. For applicants above the age of 4 years, photographs will be captured at the PSK/PO itself.
________________________________________________________________________

Passport Appointment Booking

Getting Passport Appointment in Tatkaal or Short Date

Getting Passport Appointment Coimbatore
Different conditions for getting Passport

For Senior Citizen-
Short date for Coimbatore
Separate senior's passport is not issued to a senior citizen. They can apply for an ordinary passport with a validity of 10 years. Senior Citizens can be issued a passport appointment for Coimbatore on post police verification basis if they submit copy of child's (Age greater than 18) passport, who is staying abroad (with page having parent's name) as an additional document along with their application form. To check the complete list of documents to be submitted along with the application form, please click on "Documents Required" link on Home page.

Benefits to Senior citizen-

Senior Citizens can be issued a passport short date appointment for Coimbatore on post police verification basis if they submit copy of child's (Age greater than 18) passport, who is staying abroad (with page having parent's name) as an additional document along with their application form. To check the complete list of documents to be submitted along with the application form, please click on "Documents Required" link on Home page.
________________________________________________________
Government Employees-

For issuance of a fresh tatkaal passport appointment for Coimbatore, Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees need to submit either Identity Certificate in original as per Annexure "B" or No Objection Certificate (NOC) as per Annexure "M" as an additional document along with the application form. If he/she submits Annexure "B", passport will be issued without police verification and if he/she submits Annexure "M", passport will be issued on post police verification basis. For reissue of passport, Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees need to submit No Objection Certificate (NOC) as per Annexure "M" as an additional document along with the application form.

Benefits to Government Employees-

Government/Public Sector/Statutory body employees can be issued passport without police verification, if they submit Identity Certificate in original as per Annexure "B" as an additional document along with the application form. They can be issued a passport on post police verification basis, if they submit No Objection Certificate (NOC) (as per Annexure "M") as an additional document along with the application form.

Retired Government Employees: Retired Government employees can be issued a passport on post police verification basis if they submit Pension Payment Order as an additional document along with the application form.
_____________________________________________________________________
Issuance of Passport for Minors-

Applicants less than 18 years of age are considered as minor for issuance of passport.
Endorsement of child's name in parent's passports is not allowed anymore. As per the amended instructions , a minor should have a separate passport.

Minor who is 16 years old-

Minors between 15 to 18 years of age can apply either for a 10-year validity passport or they can apply for a passport, which is valid till they attain the age of 18 years. Fee for a 10-year validity passport is higher than fee for a passport, which is valid till they attain the age of 18 years. A 10-year validity passport cannot be issued to applicants without police verification on submission of parent's passport. If passport is required on an urgent basis, they can apply under Tatkaal scheme.
Short date and Tatkaal Passport Appointment Booking in Coimbatore

Validity of a minor's passport appointment tatkaal in Coimbatore

The validity of a minor's passport is restricted to five years or till they attain the age of 18, whichever is earlier. But the minors aged between 15 to 18 years can apply either for a 10-year validity passport or for a passport which is valid till they attain the age of 18 years. Different fees are applicable depending upon which category they are applying for.

Spouse living in another country-

Consent of the spouse, who is abroad, is required for submitting the application of their child. It should be in the form of a Sworn Affidavit duly attested by the Indian Embassy/Consulate abroad (as per Annexure "H"). To check the complete list of documents to be submitted along with the application form, please click on "Documents Required" link on Home page.

Minor applicants below the age of 4 years need to carry a passport size photograph for the processing of application at the PSK/PO. For applicants above the age of 4 years, photographs will be captured at the PSK/PO itself.
________________________________________________________________________

Passport Appointment Booking

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Easy ways for Passport Slot Booking

1. create appointment page

  Type the code carefully on create appointment page it may wast your time. Don't forget passport seva login page.Time is the king

2. Time slot page
        use a  middle level time it is safe. The admin of passport save Kendra says"select first  time it is bust because all applicant are believe first             time book other applicant so the time exist on last movement.

3. Book appointment fast with code.

4. Use a good internet connection.

A good 3G network connection on your city[depend  which connection are available on you city use the bust one.]
Passport Slot Booking

5. Set passport save Kendra server time on your computer with seconds

6. Log in the site before 5.55

7. Refresh site page time to time

8. computer requirements

Use windows 7 or XP Don't install hi graphical software on the system ,it may hang on the time of taking appointments .and .browses  i suggest you use Mozilla browser.


Important Guidelines

    You can fix the appointment for 5 days in a week (from Sunday to Thursday) under the “general “category. The page will give you availability of time slots for the coming 15 days.

    If you have applied under “tatkal” scheme, you will get one day with various time slots for appointment.

    When you miss your chance in a single day, you cannot apply for the same day. You can apply after 24 hours.

    Be very careful, while booking appointment online. This page does not allow back buttons. You cannot also click on “refresh” or “reload” buttons.

    You will be automatically logged out after 2-3 minutes. Therefore, stay away from logging in repeatedly. It is not permissible. You can try next day.

Some helpful Tips

    Be very careful about time, while you login and begin taking online passport appointment. You need to match your time clock with the clock of the webpage given on the top of the page.
    You need to login before 5 minutes of your scheduled time for managing the appointment. Read through every bit of information.
    Enter the CAPTCHA carefully with “CAPSLOCK” on. You must not make mistakes.
    Once you become successful, you will receive the “BATCH NO & SEQUENCE NO” with date/time and other details in this page. You need to take print of the page or save it to take print later on.
    Do not spoil time in thinking between alternatives. Try to execute this fast. Getting an online appointment for passport is really tough.


Easy ways for Passport Slot Booking

Easy ways for Passport Slot Booking

1. create appointment page

  Type the code carefully on create appointment page it may wast your time. Don't forget passport seva login page.Time is the king

2. Time slot page
        use a  middle level time it is safe. The admin of passport save Kendra says"select first  time it is bust because all applicant are believe first             time book other applicant so the time exist on last movement.

3. Book appointment fast with code.

4. Use a good internet connection.

A good 3G network connection on your city[depend  which connection are available on you city use the bust one.]
Passport Slot Booking

5. Set passport save Kendra server time on your computer with seconds

6. Log in the site before 5.55

7. Refresh site page time to time

8. computer requirements

Use windows 7 or XP Don't install hi graphical software on the system ,it may hang on the time of taking appointments .and .browses  i suggest you use Mozilla browser.


Important Guidelines

    You can fix the appointment for 5 days in a week (from Sunday to Thursday) under the “general “category. The page will give you availability of time slots for the coming 15 days.

    If you have applied under “tatkal” scheme, you will get one day with various time slots for appointment.

    When you miss your chance in a single day, you cannot apply for the same day. You can apply after 24 hours.

    Be very careful, while booking appointment online. This page does not allow back buttons. You cannot also click on “refresh” or “reload” buttons.

    You will be automatically logged out after 2-3 minutes. Therefore, stay away from logging in repeatedly. It is not permissible. You can try next day.

Some helpful Tips

    Be very careful about time, while you login and begin taking online passport appointment. You need to match your time clock with the clock of the webpage given on the top of the page.
    You need to login before 5 minutes of your scheduled time for managing the appointment. Read through every bit of information.
    Enter the CAPTCHA carefully with “CAPSLOCK” on. You must not make mistakes.
    Once you become successful, you will receive the “BATCH NO & SEQUENCE NO” with date/time and other details in this page. You need to take print of the page or save it to take print later on.
    Do not spoil time in thinking between alternatives. Try to execute this fast. Getting an online appointment for passport is really tough.


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Applying for an Indian passport appointment for trichy (from Canada)

PROCESS FOR APPLYING FOR AN INDIAN PASSPORT appointment trichy

    Applicant shall file online passport application on https://passport.gov.in/nri/ .
    This will generate the Web File Number and PDF file.2

Short date appointment for Trichy

Applicant should take a print out of the PDF file generate after filling the application .

*Applicable only for Toronto & Vancouver Jurisdiction with immediate effect from 17th October 2013.

Please find the general guidelines for applying for an Indian passport from Canada.

Please note: - In addition to the regular visa fee and the ICWF fee a nominal BLS Service charge in the amount of CAD. 7.40 will be charged for each application.
short date for trichy
General Information
trichy short date appointment
Please peruse through the important information provided below for applicant(s) submitting an application to the visa application center in their respective jurisdiction.
Trichy short date appointment
Your Indian passport appointment booking establishes your identity in a foreign country. Hence it is important to have it re-issued before the date of expiry. The passport can be submitted for re-issue up to one year before the date of expiry.
    Your Indian passport is a valuable document. It should always be either in your own custody or in the custody of a person duly authorized by you. If lost or destroyed, the fact and circumstances should be immediately reported to the nearest Mission and to the local police.
    We suggest that you keep a photocopy of your Indian passport in a safe place, separate from the passport. The photocopy should include the pages showing the personal particulars, validity of the passport, date/place of issue, also the stamp of departure from India, entry in Canada and the visa issued by the Canadian authorities.
    All minors are required to have a separate trichy passport appointment. Old practice of including a child’s name in the Passport of either of the parents has been discontinued.
    On acquiring Canadian nationality, the Indian passport should be submitted to the nearest High Commission of India/Consulate General(s) of India for cancellation. It is returned to the holder after cancellation. Use of Indian passport for travel to India after acquiring any foreign nationality is an offence and invites penalty. After acquiring Canadian citizenship, you do not remain an Indian citizen and need an Indian visa to travel to India. Tatkaal appointment trichy


Important Information:

    You may be asked to provide additional documents, which are not mentioned on the checklist as per the requirements stipulated by the High Commission of India/Consulate General(s) of India.
    An applicant(s) who wishes to apply for the following services need to contact the High Commission/ Consulate General of India directly:
        Emergency Passport
        Attestation
        Transportation of ashes
        Renewal in case of a lost or damaged passport
        Life certificate



Trichy Tatkaal appointment for Passport Requirements:

Toronto and Ottawa Jurisdiction: All the documents mentioned on the checklist are required to be submitted in original.
Vancouver Jurisdiction: All original documents must be notarized from the notary public except for the passport which needs be submitted as an original.

Applying for an Indian passport (from Canada)

Applying for an Indian passport appointment for trichy (from Canada)

PROCESS FOR APPLYING FOR AN INDIAN PASSPORT appointment trichy

    Applicant shall file online passport application on https://passport.gov.in/nri/ .
    This will generate the Web File Number and PDF file.2

Short date appointment for Trichy

Applicant should take a print out of the PDF file generate after filling the application .

*Applicable only for Toronto & Vancouver Jurisdiction with immediate effect from 17th October 2013.

Please find the general guidelines for applying for an Indian passport from Canada.

Please note: - In addition to the regular visa fee and the ICWF fee a nominal BLS Service charge in the amount of CAD. 7.40 will be charged for each application.
short date for trichy
General Information
trichy short date appointment
Please peruse through the important information provided below for applicant(s) submitting an application to the visa application center in their respective jurisdiction.
Trichy short date appointment
Your Indian passport appointment booking establishes your identity in a foreign country. Hence it is important to have it re-issued before the date of expiry. The passport can be submitted for re-issue up to one year before the date of expiry.
    Your Indian passport is a valuable document. It should always be either in your own custody or in the custody of a person duly authorized by you. If lost or destroyed, the fact and circumstances should be immediately reported to the nearest Mission and to the local police.
    We suggest that you keep a photocopy of your Indian passport in a safe place, separate from the passport. The photocopy should include the pages showing the personal particulars, validity of the passport, date/place of issue, also the stamp of departure from India, entry in Canada and the visa issued by the Canadian authorities.
    All minors are required to have a separate trichy passport appointment. Old practice of including a child’s name in the Passport of either of the parents has been discontinued.
    On acquiring Canadian nationality, the Indian passport should be submitted to the nearest High Commission of India/Consulate General(s) of India for cancellation. It is returned to the holder after cancellation. Use of Indian passport for travel to India after acquiring any foreign nationality is an offence and invites penalty. After acquiring Canadian citizenship, you do not remain an Indian citizen and need an Indian visa to travel to India. Tatkaal appointment trichy


Important Information:

    You may be asked to provide additional documents, which are not mentioned on the checklist as per the requirements stipulated by the High Commission of India/Consulate General(s) of India.
    An applicant(s) who wishes to apply for the following services need to contact the High Commission/ Consulate General of India directly:
        Emergency Passport
        Attestation
        Transportation of ashes
        Renewal in case of a lost or damaged passport
        Life certificate



Trichy Tatkaal appointment for Passport Requirements:

Toronto and Ottawa Jurisdiction: All the documents mentioned on the checklist are required to be submitted in original.
Vancouver Jurisdiction: All original documents must be notarized from the notary public except for the passport which needs be submitted as an original.

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