Pune : Passport applicants advised to exercise caution while rescheduling or preponing appointments

Pune: Passport applicants in the Pune region are being advised to exercise caution when attempting to reschedule or prepone appointments, due to the dynamic nature of the system used by the Ministry of External Affairs.

In an effort to make passport appointments available at earlier dates, cancelled or rescheduled slots are released daily for both the Tatkaal and Normal schemes. However, the system operates on a “first come, first served” basis, with appointment availability dependent on the number of people applying at any given moment.

It’s important for applicants to note that attempting to prepone an appointment could result in losing the current appointment and being given a later date. The Tatkaal scheme is a priority service, designed for those who urgently require passports. As such, eligibility and document criteria are strictly enforced to prevent misuse of the scheme.

Applicants who fall into ineligible categories or who do not possess the required number of proper documents will not be accepted under the Tatkaal scheme. Instead, they will need to request an “application EDIT” option on the day of their appointment to convert their application to the Normal scheme.

The release issued by the Passport Office, Pune stated that the Tatkaal scheme is a priority service and not a premium service. Applications must be made  under the Tatkaal scheme only by those applicants who really need passports on an urgent basis. 

Tatkaal scheme appointments are released at 12h00 and normal scheme appointments are released at 20h30 for Passport Seva Kendra (PSKs)  and Post Office Passport Seva Kendras under Regional Passport Office, Pune.  

For more information about the Tatkaal scheme, applicants are encouraged to read the information and undertaking available on the Passport India website. /

Mrunal Jadhav

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