For Indian Passport Processing Time would be as follows,
For fresh passport For issuing a fresh passport it will take 6 – 8 weeks time. If applied under tatkal scheme it will take 1 – 2 weeks of time.
For Reissue For reissue of Indian passport it will take 4 -6 weeks of time. If applied under tatkal scheme it will take around 1 – 2 weeks of time.
If you are a busy person and cannot do the follows of your passport application frequently, then it is better to approach a travel agent. It may cost a few bugs more but its worth.
Apply for Passport If you have registered online then you will be given an appointment date and time, you need to submit the printed application form in the passport office at the given date and time. The passport application can be submitted at
- The counter of the passport office
- The speed post centers
- District passport cells
- Passport collection centers
An application for a passport may be submitted personally or through a representative carrying an authority letter.
Tatkal Scheme For people who have an urgency to travel and need passport there is a tatkal scheme in which passport is issued less time than the normal procedure. There will an additional fee for applying under tatkal scheme. For applying under tatkal scheme you need to mention in the online application form. Before filling the online application form, please make sure you can submit the completed application form on the given date and time along with the specified fee and necessary documents.
Passport Office timings in India are as follows,
Status Enquiry Help Counter – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm Submission of applications – 10.00 am to 01.00 pm Miscellaneous Services – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm Delivery of miscellaneous services – 02.30 pm to 04.30 pm Delivery of passport if completed – 04.30 pm to 5.30 pm
In general, all passport offices in India work from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm, from Monday to Friday. Saturday & Sunday the passport offices do not work.
To meet a passport officer you have to visit the passport office and take a token given at the token distribution counter.
The above timings may vary a little bit for some passport offices in India. It’s better to call your nearest passport office to know exact timings.