About Us TATKAAL Passport Services

TATKAAL  Passport Services

TATKAAL’ Passport Service is an ‘Emergency’ Passport Service. All applicants (except below mentioned categories) residing in the Jurisdiction of CGI, San Francisco 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.

Following Category of applicants can not apply under Tatkaal Passport Scheme:

a). Lost / Damaged beyond recognition / Stolen Passport
b). Renewal of Short Validity Passport (SVP)
c). Major Change in Name (cases different from minor change case)
d). Change in Sex
e). Change of Appearance
f). Change/ Correction of DoB
g). Change/ Correction of Place of birth
h). Change in Signature
i). Change of Father/ Mother name

Processing Time

  • Tatkal Applications: Five (5) working days from the date of receiving the application at the Consulate.
  • Normal Applications: Thirty (30) working days from the date of receiving the application at the Consulate.
  • Please note above timelines are subjected to 'CLEAR' Police Verification Report. Any adverse report by concerned police authority may result in extension of above timelines.
  • In complex cases, such as adoption, application on behalf of a minor from single parent, major change in name, change in Place of Birth, Change of Date of Birth, lost passport, incorrect documentation, the processing time will be more depending on the nature of the applications.

Note :

  • 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 Consulate General of India, San Francisco 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 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.

How To Apply ?

Jurisdiction of CGI, San Francisco

Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Application Process

Visit VFS Global Website : https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind

Apply online for reissue of Passport under Tatkaal

Pay required fees online & Submit your online application

Print the submitted copy of online application

Submit physical copy of application along with required documents to VFS Global center by In Person (Walk-in) OR Mail/Post Mode (as per below)

Mode of Submission


You can purchase your shipment through VFS Global as this will save you the need to travel, parking charges, as well as waiting time at the VFS Global Application Center.

The Shipping page will appear as a part of the Tatkaal Application process on the VFS Global website if you opt for Shipping as your mode of submission.

Documents Required

a. Printout of filled Passport Application form

b. All relevant documents, letters and forms as per the document checklist which will be a part of the Tatkaal Application process.

c. Copy of below mentioned document



Recent Original Indian Passport

Recent Original Indian Passport

(In case of renewal)

Spouse Passport

(If endorsing spouse name)

Parents Passport

US Legal Status details (i.e. Visa status)

US legal Status details

(i.e. Visa status)

Timing of VFS Global

(No appointment required)

Monday to Friday (except Holidays) between

09:00 – 15:30.






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