1. Completed Passport Application Form:
Fill out the application form accurately and ensure all required fields are complete. Any mistakes or omissions can lead to delays.
2. Recent passport-sized photographs:
Attach two recent passport-sized photographs with the application form. Follow the specifications provided by the consulate for the photographs.
3. Original old passport:
The old passport serves as proof of your previous travel history and identity.
4. Self-attested photocopies:
Make photocopies of the first two and last two pages of your old passport, and self-attest them for submission.
5. Proof of residence in the USA:
Provide documents such as a driver's license or utility bill to establish your current residence in the USA.
6. Proof of valid visa status:
Submit a copy of your valid visa as proof of your legal status in the USA.
7. Copy of Indian address proof:
If required, provide a copy of your Indian address proof. This might be necessary for specific cases.
8. Proof of urgency for Tatkal appointment:
Explain the reason for the urgency of your passport renewal under the Tatkal scheme. This could be due to unforeseen travel or other valid reasons.
9. Payment of the Tatkal fee:
Pay the Tatkal fee as required by the consulate. This fee is higher than the standard renewal fee.
10. Printout of the online application submission confirmation:
Keep a printout of the confirmation page after submitting your application online.