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FAQs on Passport/PCC Services

Q. 5: What is the procedure to apply for a Passport under Tatkaal Category?

Ans: Application for urgent issue of Passports under Tatkaal Category, without prior police verification (Pre-PV) should be accompanied by an undertaking in the prescribed format detailing the reason/s of urgency, copy of two photo Identification documents in India in the present address and additional fee of KD 46.000 (in addition to the normal fee as applicable for the specific category). Approval for Tatkaal category service will be granted by the Embassy for applicants meeting the eligibility criteria, based on previous Passport data, supporting documents and relevant guidelines in this regard. Please note that only a Short validity Passport (up to two years validity) may be granted in cases where clear police verification is not available in the previous Passport data of the applicant. Once an application is accepted under Tatkaal Category with additional fee, the Passport will be despatched within 3 working days.