• What is the process to apply for a Tatkal Passport Service for applicants from Washington D.C jurisdiction?
    ‘TATKAL’ service is an ‘Emergency’ Passport Service. All applicants (except below mentioned categories) residing in the Jurisdiction of the Embassy of India, Washington DC and having valid Passport and Valid Visa Status (i.e. Visa Page/EAD/Green Card/I – 797 etc.) are eligible to apply for re-issue of Passport under Tatkaal Passport Scheme.

    Below Category of applicants CANNOT apply under Tatkaal Passport Scheme:

    • Lost/ Stolen Passport/ Damaged beyond recognition
    • Renewal of Short Validity Passport (SVP)
    • Major Change in Name (cases different from minor change case)
    • Change in Sex
    • Change of Appearance
    • Change/ Correction of Date of birth
    • Change/ Correction of Place of birth
    • Change in Signature
    • Change of Father/ Mother name

    Processing Time:

    • One working Day (excluding CKGS’s processing time), if Police Verification Report (PVR) is clear and all documents submitted are in order.
    • If Police Verification Report (PVR) is not clear or pending, the processing time will be approximately 30 days or more (excluding CKGS’s processing time),. In such cases, processing time depends on the availability of clear PVR form concerned authorities in India.
    • In complex cases, such as adoption, application on behalf of a minor from single parent, major change in name, duplicate passport, doubtful documentation, the processing time will be approximately 30 days or more (excluding CKGS’s processing time),.


    How to get started with the Tatkal Application?

     Please follow the below steps in sequential order:
    A
    Passport Application Guide
    B
    Passport Application – Get Started
    Jurisdiction for Tatkal Application for Washington DC includes the following states: Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
    Washington DC Passport Application Center

    Address:   Washington DC
    India Passport Application Center
    Cox and Kings Global Services (Passport Section)
    1250 23rd St NW, Suite 100-90,
    Washington, DC 20037, USA
     
    Mode of Submission: Shipping
    • It is recommended that you purchase your shipment through CKGS as this will save you the need to travel, parking charges, as well as waiting time at the CKGS Application Center.
    • The Shipping page will appear as a part of the Tatkal Application process on the CKGS website if you opt for Shipping as your mode of submission.

    Mode of Submission: In Person

    • If you’ve opted for Walk-in Mode of submission, you can submit your application to CKGS Passport Application Center in Washington DC at the address below:
      Washington DC
      India Passport Application Center
      Cox and Kings Global Services (Passport Section)
      1250 23rd St NW, Suite 100-90,
      Washington, DC 20037, USA


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

     ADULT  MINOR
     Recent Original Indian Passport  Recent Original Indian Passport (In case of renewal)
     Spouse Passport (If endorsing spouse name)  Parents Passport
     US Legal Status details  US Legal Status details

    Timings

     Monday to Friday (except Holidays) between 09:00 – 15:30.
     No appointment required.



    IMPORTANT NOTES
    • Issue of passport is subject to provisions of Passport Act 1967 and relevant rules/regulations and no adverse report. The final authority for the issuance of passport under the Tatkaal scheme lies with Embassy of India, Washington DC and no claim for reimbursement of fees will be entertained.
    • No bookings or travel arrangements should be confirmed until a Passport decision has been made. Consulate/CKGS will not be responsible for any financial loss of bookings made in anticipation of obtaining a Passport under Tatkaal Passport Scheme.
    • It is a criminal offense under the Passport Act 1967 to furnish any false information or to suppress any material information with view to obtaining passport.
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