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Passport in Tatkal..How long does it take

#1 BeachMusic

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:15 AM

Thinking of applying for Passport in Tatkal tomorrow morning (4th march), from Ghaziabad PSK, Do you think I'll get it before 15th March?
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:24 AM

Thinking of applying for Passport in Tatkal tomorrow morning (4th march), from Ghaziabad PSK, Do you think I'll get it before 15th March?

Yes,my wife applied on Feb 21,got hers on Feb 23. They are very fast!
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#3 BeachMusic

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:36 AM

Yes,my wife applied on Feb 21,got hers on Feb 23. They are very fast!



Thanks for your reply :)
Was she allowed to pick it up from the passport office on Feb 23? Or did they dispatch it via mail on 23..

Which PSK was this ?
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

Thanks for your reply :)
Was she allowed to pick it up from the passport office on Feb 23? Or did they dispatch it via mail on 23..

Which PSK was this ?

They send it thru Indian Speed Post.

When I applied thru Taktal in Chennai PSK, then it took less than 3 days to arrive. Applied on 12th and got passport in hand on 14th morning.
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#5 BeachMusic

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

They send it thru Indian Speed Post.

When I applied thru Taktal in Chennai PSK, then it took less than 3 days to arrive. Applied on 12th and got passport in hand on 14th morning.


I'm going to try and go tomorrow and request for letting me pick it up if possible. Don't want to risk a mail-in a week before my interview. I'll be having panic attacks till i dont get lol. Wondering if anybody has been able to do that at any PSK
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

I'm going to try and go tomorrow and request for letting me pick it up if possible. Don't want to risk a mail-in a week before my interview. I'll be having panic attacks till i dont get lol. Wondering if anybody has been able to do that at any PSK

I understand how it may feel. Pick up may not be an option for PSK since they are pretty quick. You will receive tracking number within 24 hours, so you would able to track it down. If your postmaster knows you very well, then be assured, he will bring it for you asap without any delay.
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#7 BeachMusic

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

I understand how it may feel. Pick up may not be an option for PSK since they are pretty quick. You will receive tracking number within 24 hours, so you would able to track it down. If your postmaster knows you very well, then be assured, he will bring it for you asap without any delay.



Yea..its just really stressful because I dont even know if i need a new one. I wish I could just go to the embassy, show them the passport and ask them if it will work or not and then act accordingly. :) Then it would be worth the risk. My PCC is also going on, I'm losing hope of getting it back on time. I just hope tehre are no other issues at the interview apart from these expected ones.
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#8 TimeTravel

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

Yea..its just really stressful because I dont even know if i need a new one. I wish I could just go to the embassy, show them the passport and ask them if it will work or not and then act accordingly. :) Then it would be worth the risk. My PCC is also going on, I'm losing hope of getting it back on time. I just hope tehre are no other issues at the interview apart from these expected ones.

If you feel that your passport looks damaged, then it is better get to re-issued now, as it can be issue anywhere even at POE. Why is your PCC taking so longer time? Generally PSK issue the PCC same day.
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I-90: (USCIS Error) - Visa Classification
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Jan 30, 2013 - NOA
June 8, 2013 - RFE 

June 17, 2013 - Replied RFE

July 19, 2013 - Biometrics Appointment

Aug 1, 2013 - Card Production

Aug 9, 2013 - Received 10 years GC but with Resident Since ERROR

 

I-90: (USCIS Error) - Resident Since

Aug 12, 2013 - Mailed I-90 Package

Aug 14, 2013 - NOA

March 10, 2014 - Card Production

March 17, 2014 - Received 10 years GC

 

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#9 BeachMusic

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:42 PM

If you feel that your passport looks damaged, then it is better get to re-issued now, as it can be issue anywhere even at POE. Why is your PCC taking so longer time? Generally PSK issue the PCC same day.


Yea, I guess I'll try. I think I have all the documentation. My proof of residence Is a copy of my verified bank statements (not the original - since i submitted the original for the pcc). Any idea if a photocopy is alright for tomorrow for a tatkal passport? It doesn't really specify anything on the passport india website.

The PCC is taking long because my police verification wasn't done for my current address. I'm following up at every place and its stuck because of nobody being available to take my form from one office to another..Its really ridiculous. I'm going almost everyday.

I wasn't worried till a few months ago, because AP for these things din't seem to be taking long at all. But I feel since the new system of VFS has kicked in, something has gone wrong, It is taking people months to get out of Ap for simple things it seems like (based on posts I've seen on VJ)
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#10 TimeTravel

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

Yea, I guess I'll try. I think I have all the documentation. My proof of residence Is a copy of my verified bank statements (not the original - since i submitted the original for the pcc). Any idea if a photocopy is alright for tomorrow for a tatkal passport? It doesn't really specify anything on the passport india website.

The PCC is taking long because my police verification wasn't done for my current address. I'm following up at every place and its stuck because of nobody being available to take my form from one office to another..Its really ridiculous. I'm going almost everyday.

I wasn't worried till a few months ago, because AP for these things din't seem to be taking long at all. But I feel since the new system of VFS has kicked in, something has gone wrong, It is taking people months to get out of Ap for simple things it seems like (based on posts I've seen on VJ)

If you are not changing your mailing address, then it should not require for address proof, since address would be the same as per passport. But it is just better to bring address proof ( just in case ). Since you dont have originals anymore, then bring the photocopies as you got no choice in this case.
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April 2, 2012 - POE @ JFK
April 27, 2012 - Welcome Notice
April 30, 2012 - Got SSN & Green Card

I-90: (USCIS Error) - Visa Classification
Jan 21, 2013 - Mailed I-90 Package
Jan 30, 2013 - NOA
June 8, 2013 - RFE 

June 17, 2013 - Replied RFE

July 19, 2013 - Biometrics Appointment

Aug 1, 2013 - Card Production

Aug 9, 2013 - Received 10 years GC but with Resident Since ERROR

 

I-90: (USCIS Error) - Resident Since

Aug 12, 2013 - Mailed I-90 Package

Aug 14, 2013 - NOA

March 10, 2014 - Card Production

March 17, 2014 - Received 10 years GC

 

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#11 BeachMusic

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:09 PM

If you are not changing your mailing address, then it should not require for address proof, since address would be the same as per passport. But it is just better to bring address proof ( just in case ). Since you dont have originals anymore, then bring the photocopies as you got no choice in this case.



Thats what I'm hoping for. Keeping my fingers crossed for some good progress regarding Passport+PCC tomorrow.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:21 AM

Went to apply for Passport in Tatkal today. Needed a verification (from government official etc. Annexure F) and needed Annexure I also. So came back. Now I'll just wait for Passport Verification to be complete first and keep my documents prepared for Tatkal passport in case i get a 221g for the passport.

Edited by BeachMusic, 04 March 2013 - 02:22 AM.

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#13 TimeTravel

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:43 AM

Went to apply for Passport in Tatkal today. Needed a verification (from government official etc. Annexure F) and needed Annexure I also. So came back. Now I'll just wait for Passport Verification to be complete first and keep my documents prepared for Tatkal passport in case i get a 221g for the passport.

Annexure F is a serious document. You can't get it easily unless you have someone in your relation who is a high profile gov official who is qualified to sign Annexure F.

Are you changing your mailing address from passport?
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USA Journey:
April 2, 2012 - POE @ JFK
April 27, 2012 - Welcome Notice
April 30, 2012 - Got SSN & Green Card

I-90: (USCIS Error) - Visa Classification
Jan 21, 2013 - Mailed I-90 Package
Jan 30, 2013 - NOA
June 8, 2013 - RFE 

June 17, 2013 - Replied RFE

July 19, 2013 - Biometrics Appointment

Aug 1, 2013 - Card Production

Aug 9, 2013 - Received 10 years GC but with Resident Since ERROR

 

I-90: (USCIS Error) - Resident Since

Aug 12, 2013 - Mailed I-90 Package

Aug 14, 2013 - NOA

March 10, 2014 - Card Production

March 17, 2014 - Received 10 years GC

 

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#14 BeachMusic

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:56 AM

Annexure F is a serious document. You can't get it easily unless you have someone in your relation who is a high profile gov official who is qualified to sign Annexure F.

Are you changing your mailing address from passport?


Nope. Not changing my mailing address. I'm not sure if this is normally asked for Or maybe its because of a damaged Passport. At any rate, I'm going to try to complete documents before my interview so I'm prepared in case of 221g.

Hoping for some progress on PCC this week. *Fingers crossed*
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NOA1: July 18th, 2012
Touched: July 23rd, 2012
No RFE! So Happy :)

NOA2: Jan 25th, 2013 (191 days)

<b> Interview : 15th March 2013 APPROVED</b>

Visa in Hand: 22nd March 2013

#15 TimeTravel

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:53 AM

Nope. Not changing my mailing address. I'm not sure if this is normally asked for Or maybe its because of a damaged Passport. At any rate, I'm going to try to complete documents before my interview so I'm prepared in case of 221g.

Hoping for some progress on PCC this week. *Fingers crossed*

Annexure F is an alternate for someone who needs to get passport in Taktal and has no address proof. It applies for Fresh/Re-issue passport if mailing address is required to be changed.

Since you are not changing address, then you are not even required to give any address proof.

Annexure F is not an ordinary doc, and it is not easy to get it at all.
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USA Journey:
April 2, 2012 - POE @ JFK
April 27, 2012 - Welcome Notice
April 30, 2012 - Got SSN & Green Card

I-90: (USCIS Error) - Visa Classification
Jan 21, 2013 - Mailed I-90 Package
Jan 30, 2013 - NOA
June 8, 2013 - RFE 

June 17, 2013 - Replied RFE

July 19, 2013 - Biometrics Appointment

Aug 1, 2013 - Card Production

Aug 9, 2013 - Received 10 years GC but with Resident Since ERROR

 

I-90: (USCIS Error) - Resident Since

Aug 12, 2013 - Mailed I-90 Package

Aug 14, 2013 - NOA

March 10, 2014 - Card Production

March 17, 2014 - Received 10 years GC

 

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