Tatkal Passports to get Issued on the Same Day for Indian Expats in DubaiJanuary 11, 2020 12:50
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The Consulate in Dubai has announced that the issuing of the passport Indian expats in Dubai and the northern Emirates can now be done on the same day under certain condition which includes higher fee.
The Gulf News said in a report that, it had been announced that the Consulate will start issuing tatkal passports on the same day, by the Consul general of India in Dubai Vipul. The announcement was made during Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non Resident Indian- NRI Day) celebration by Vipul at the consulate.
He said that, the tatkal passport which means that the issuance of passport on the same day will be availed only if the application is submitted before noon at the office of BLS International which is the outsourced service provider for the applications of Indian passport and visa, in Al Khaleej Center, Bur Dubai.
The Consul General has said that,” we already issue tatkal passports in 24 hours. We are going one step beyond that. We are going to issue tatkal passport on the same day if it is applied before 12 noon. By evening, we can issue the tatkal passport.”
Vipul said that more than 200,000 passports have been issued by the consulate over 2500 emergency certificates (one-way travel document), around 2,800 police clearance certificates and provided 72,000 attestation services which included registration of births and deaths.
By Shrithika Kushangi