Getting your passport “Re-Issued” in Tatkal at Hyderabad?

So ya, my passport was about to expire and given my “situation” I needed to get the passport “re-issued” in Tatkal. Yes, it is not a “renew” but called a re-issue if you have a expiring/expired passport and plan to get a new passport. I researched all over the net trying to find information on how to get a passport from Hyderabad office. Except for the official website and an interesting blog written almost 2 years back, there weren’t many “personal” experiences shared online on how to get a passport.

Getting your passport "re-issued" in Tatkal at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Getting your passport "re-issued" in Tatkal at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

The website too had outdated information regarding some of the documents and I was almost at square one regarding the clarity of the process. Now that I have successfully got my passport, I thought sharing my experience will help all those people just like me looking for step by step process on how to get their passport in Tatkal.

This blog contains additional information /process you need to know regarding getting your passport “re-issued” in “Tatkal” from Hyderabad office. You need to go through the official website first to get all necessary information and then read this blog.

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Here is what I have:

  1. For Tatkal, you cannot go through an agent to submit the documents. You need to go in person to passport office and submit the application. For normal processing, any passport agent can submit application on your behalf for price ranging from 600-2500 Rs.(Yes, the price varies, don’t ask me what’s the difference as I didn’t go for normal processing).
  2. Effective 18th August 2011, you must have a “verification certificate” if you want a passport in Tatkal. What is a verification certificate and how do you get it and from whom you need to get it, all this information is available on the official website here. I needed a verification certificate because I had a change of address,so if you need the same, you MUST have a verification certificate. The website says if you have 3 ID’s as proof of address that works but NO, your application would be rejected without a “Verification Certificate”. That’s the new rule. I am not sure if you need one if there is no change of address. There was a guy who didn’t have a change of address and yet he was asked for verification certificate.
  3. The documents that you need:
    • Passport Application form (fill it online). After you submit online, take a print out and you need to wait 2 days before you go for your documents submission.
    • Verification certificate – 2 of them, originals
    • Annexure I (check here for information on this). I would recommend the agents near passport office for getting this done and getting the application filled online. They do a pretty good job for around Rs.500.
    • Address proof – 2 xerox copies – I took voter id. – self attested
    • Old Passport copy – full passport xerox, self attested
    • One 10th Certificate xerox – if you are eligible for ECNR (Emigration Check Not Required). Any 10th Pass candidate qualifies for ECNR.
    • Rs.1500 (Tatkal fee) + Rs.1000(passport fee)
    • Photos – 2 for verification certificate, 3 for passport application form
      Originals
      *********
      Old Passport
      Voter Id Card
      10th certificate
  4. People tell you that you should reach passport office and be in line from 4 AM or 3 AM in the morning etc etc..you do not need that for Tatkal application. You can be there by 7 AM with all documents. The lunch time is from 1 PM – 2 PM. So if you are there by 7 AM you should be done before lunch time. If not, you will have to wait all through the lunch time and then get to your turn.
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So the office opened at 9 AM. They just signed the document and let me in. Then I waited for 1 more hour in the line inside to get my token number. They mentioned the counter name and token number. Then I went upstairs and waited at the counter for my turn. People there might not sit in the order of their token number but dont worry and chill. The officer there takes the applications in the token number order. We coordinated there with each other and sat in the order of token numbers. Civility helps :)..we saw people at other counters fighting for their places, but as long as you are civil to each other, you should be good :).

Once your turn comes, the officer checks all your papers, asks for originals, verifies and returns originals and then if everything looks ok, he will accept the application and give you back the application inside a folder. You need to go to the fees counter, tie up both the application and folder, give it to the person there, pay your fees 1500 (Tatkal fee) + 1000 (passport fee) Rs. He/She would give you the receipt of acknowledgment and you are good to go. I got my passport in 1 week’s time.

Hope this helps.

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9 thoughts on “Getting your passport “Re-Issued” in Tatkal at Hyderabad?”

  1. Thanks for all this info… it is very helpful

    What is the cost of the stamp paper for annexure ‘I’ ?
    And will it come in one page or we require multiple pages?

  2. Thanks for all the information.  I just have a small query here. You have written that one needs two verification certificates. Did you mean two copies of the same or verification certificates from two different people ?

    1. Two copies of the same verification certificate (NOTE: On the official inventory of the  concerned office- on their letter head)

  3. Hey thanks for this wonderful information. This is exactly what i went through when i applied for a reissue on 11-Nov-11. I am anxiously awaiting my passport as I have travel scheduled in the next week. Can you please let me know this: 1. Was a police verification done in your case before you received the passport? 2. For how many years is the reissued passport valid? Is it 1 year, 5 years or 10 years? 3. Did you get your passport in 1 week including the day of submission and the weekends?
    I would appreciate your reply. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi, I have applied for a new tatkal passport and needed it urgently for an international travel.

      1. Police verification happend after I received the passport (1 week after I received my Passport). Your presence is needed for the police verification as they take a thumb print of yours on some document.

      2. It does not include the day of sunmission and the week days, it would be proper 7 working days. If you need it urgently, go to the passport office with a recommendation letter from a minister or some senior official like or MP addressing the Passport Officer. Meet him and he will direct your case to his special secretary who will pull out your file, speeden the process and will try to give it the passport by next day. He will give it in hand.

    2. Hi, I have applied for a new tatkal passport and needed it urgently for an international travel.1. Police verification happened after I received the passport (1 week after I received my Passport). Your presence is needed for the police verification as they take a thumb print of yours on some document. I dont know wether you require it for a renewal.2. It does not include the day of submission and the weekends, it would be proper 7 working days. If you need it urgently, go to the passport office with a recommendation letter from a minister or some senior official like or MP addressing the Passport Officer. Meet him and he will direct your case to his special secretary who will pull out your file, speeden the process and will try to give it the passport by next day. He will give it in hand.

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