• What is the process to apply for a Tatkal Passport Service for applicants from Washington D.C jurisdiction?
  • What is the process to apply for a Tatkal Passport Service for applicants from San Francisco jurisdiction?
  • What is the process to apply for a Tatkal Passport Service for applicants from Atlanta jurisdiction?
  • What is the process to apply for a Tatkal Passport Service for applicants from New York jurisdiction?
  • What is the process to apply for a Tatkal Passport Service for applicants from Houston jurisdiction?
    ‘TATKAL’ service is an ‘Emergency’ service which applicants can avail on any type of passport service and it is subject to approval to apply under Tatkal’ from the Embassy/Consulates of India in USA.

    For Tatkal Request for Passport, applicants need to apply on the CKGS website only. After receiving the Duly Filled and Signed application as well as the supplementary documents, letters, and forms as per document checklist, CKGS will coordinate with the Consulate for approval of Tatkal Request.

    Please Note:
    • CKGS will seek prior approval from the Consulate General of India, Houston before accepting a Tatkal Request for Passport.
    • Tatkal Service will be considered on a case to case basis depending on the emergency (which will be decided by the CGI).
    • The application processing time after receiving the application at the Consulate is at least 5 to 7 business days.
    • Application processing may be longer in case additional information or clearance is required by the Consulate from the office which has issued the previous passport.

    You need to apply for a Tatkal Service for Passport on the CKGS website only. Please see details below:

    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 in Houston Include States: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska
    Houston Passport Application Center

    Address:   Houston
    India Passport Application Center
    Cox and Kings Global Services (Passport Section)
    1001 Texas Ave, Suite 550 (Level 5),
    Houston, TX 77002, 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 Houston at the address below:
      Houston
      India Passport Application Center
      Cox and Kings Global Services (Passport Section)
      1001 Texas Ave, Suite 550 (Level 5),
      Houston, TX 77002, USA


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

     ADULT  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.

    IMPORTANT NOTES

    • The decision making of an application even after approving a Tatkal Request, rests solely and exclusively with the Consulate. The Consulate reserves the right to grant/deny a Tatkal Service for Passport without assigning reasons and the decision of the Consulate is final and binding upon you. It is at the discretion of the Consulate to issue Tatkal Service. CKGS does not play any role in the decision making of an application.
    • If you hold a hand-written passport, the processing of your Tatkal Application will depend on the receipt of the documents requested by the Consulate and clearance from the last passport issuing authority of the concerned Government Department, wherever applicable. The processing time for your passport under Tatkal Service may take longer.

    If your Tatkal Request is not granted / allowed, then your application will be processed as a Regular Passport Application and the Tatkal Service Fee (not the Consular fees or any other fee) will be refunded to you.

  • What is the process to apply for a Tatkal Passport Service for applicants from Chicago jurisdiction?