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No more online tatkal appointments

Bangalore, Jun 15, 2012, DHNS :

Tatkal appointments will no longer be available online, with the Regional Passport Office having tightened its rules regarding submission of the applications.

Now, applicants will have to book appointments following the normal process, but obtain an Application Reference Number under the tatkal category. On their arrival at the Passport Seva Kendra with the necessary documents for the processing, the applicants' verification certificate will be authenticated by government officials. The applicants will then be issued tatkal tokens.

Sources in the Passport Office said the new rule has been introduced after fake verification certificates were detected in large numbers. Officials who issued the certificates will be contacted directly to confirm authenticity of the documents.


About 320 tatkal appointments are being given in addition to the normal appointments, the total tally adding up to 2,640 appointments a day in all four PSKs.

The Passport Office has also reverted to the system of issuing appointments 36 hours prior to the scheduled appointment. For three months, the Office had been issuing appointments 15 days in advance. Starting July 2, the appointments will be released just a day-and-a-half earlier.

For instance, appointments for July 2 will be released only at 6 pm on June 30, but will be available continously till the night of July 1 or till the names on the list of appointments are completely exhausted.

Also, tatkal applicants and those in need of passports for educational, medical or job purposes or visa interviews, but are unable to get an appointment, can get a walk-in appointment by visiting the Passport Office at 80 Feet Road in Koramangala with the necessary documents and a printout of the online. Visit www.p­as­spo­­rtin­d­i­a­.gov.in or call on 1800 258 1800 for details.

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