I am planning to renew my Indian passport in US in Tatkal mode. As I am checking from the site it’s not acceptable for Change of appearance. I haven’t gone through any significant change in my appearance but over 10yrs due to age my face might show little grown up.
Are they very strict on this kind of verification?
Thanks for the reply. Actually I wanted to apply if in Tatkal. I am reading from site that I cannot apply for it if there’s a Change of Appearance. So, I am keeping it as No Change Of Appearance. But, I’ll fill up the Change Of Appearance form and notarize it. I was trying to validate if they really compare the my current picture and old picture in passport? And any chance of rejection due to that?
That case I have make it Yes for Change of Appearance and won’t be able to apply in Tatkal as per my understanding. Please clarify.
Thanks in advance! Sorry for the long statement. Hope I am clear.
I haven’t gotten any clarification from the consulate or VFS about my tatkal application. I did receive a response from SFO consulate to my question that asks me to follow the process already available online, and that I should contact VFS with any other specifics. I did send my documents to VFS and received an acknowledgment of receipt stating I am missing “1.OTHER” document in my application packet. I haven’t heard back from them about which document I am missing exactly. They don’t confirm that my application has been accepted for tatkal processing.
I am getting the message that “You application is under process at the VFS Centre” when I try to track my application (it works when you use the “Govt Reference Number” NOT the VFS reference number.
I missed the signature affidavit (which they asked for) and I sent it through USPS and the status still says : You application is under process at the VFS Centre. Fingers crossed. Will keep this thread updated when I have the latest. Mine is a tatkaal passport renewal as well
I did not even miss the affidavit. But they say that they do not have it. Mine is takaal renewal as well. In any case I am ready to resend the documents. Can you let me know how you attached the documents that you sent with the application ?
I believe you are talking about the documents I missed, then I sent it through USPS priority mail and they received it the next day. With the document i added a blank page with information on it like my govt and vfs reference number and my passport number and my name. So that they know which case, this document is for.
Update : My tatkaal application now shows :
Your application has been forwarded to the Embassy
and at the same time i received an email for this update as well.
I have the same query regarding Change in Apperance and application for Tatkal? Could you please update what was the final result for you? Were you able to get the passport under Tatkal with checking off No Change in Apperance?