Ministry of External Affairs has issued a press release on simplified process of issuing passports
Ministry of External Affairs has introduced Passport Seva System for speedy issue of passports.
The Government had introduced the Tatkaal scheme to issue passport to citizens in an expedited manner (after liberalizing the requirement of documents and within the basic parameters of security consideration). The Scheme was launched on 1 January 2000 to provide a transparent and systematic avenue to applicants for issue of passports in a time bound manner, subject to production of proof of urgency. Under the scheme, passport applications are processed on post-police verification basis (where required).