Passport Renewal Timeline

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Hi Dimers,

I have a planned international trip in the first week of April, and my passport is due for renewal. I need the new passport by the 20th of March to get the visa processed.

I have scheduled the 26th of February as my appointment date. Two questions:

1. What's the processing time for renewal?

2. Do I need to convert the appointment to tatkaal?

Appointment Place - I.T.O Delhi

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Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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15 days max for metro cities . 30 days lumpsum fir tier 3 cities. Renewal or new same procedure. Just less paperwork for renewal.

Generous Generous
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Dont think it will be an issue. My experience was very good- I received my passport within 5 Days whereas my wife's passport was shipped the same day and received the next day. Unless there is an issue with Docs, you have sufficient time.

BTW, why have u fixed the appointment so late; why not pre-pone it, to be on the safer side?

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Don't they do police verification for renewals?

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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they do, but it should complete within a month, so no problemo

Benevolent Benevolent
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No need for tatkal. In cities like BLR it is about 7 days. Tatkal is screaming out loud your desperation that you are willing to oil more to the cops.

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Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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In most big cities with reasonably well managed stations, the verification personnel (junior officers) and others no longer explicitly or implicitly convey demands/ need for 'baksheesh'.
(Ummm... big cities EXCEPT Dilli and nearby areas. I am unaware of Delhi NCR and occasionally hear incidents of them asking for tips.)
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Just proceed with a regular appointment, the sooner the better. It shouldn't take you longer than a month in any case. I've got mine within the week. 

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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If there is no address change it should be very fast (less than a week). If there is address change and police verification is required than it may take some time.

Benevolent Benevolent
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with address change also it just took 6 days, pretty fast now a days
09/Jan - appointment
11/Jan -Call4mPoliceStn
12/Jan-PoliceVerificationDone
15/Jan-Passport RCVD
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Comrade Comrade
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If all paper work is fine... Its very quick... After appointment.. 7 to 10 days max... With verification.

Blogger Blogger
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On an average 3 to 5 days.

If there is not changes in ur existing passport, they will issue the passport as post verification and ship it in next date.

Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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use tatkal service

Generous Generous
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Depends on crowd. I was out within 30 mins but for my wife, near 4 hrs.
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Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Bro, if you have time, daily login on passport portal account 2-3 times and check latest available appointment date. Most of the time you will get early appointment too and you can reschedule. I have done it for 3 of my family passports and got within 1 week appointment, whereas original appointment was more than 2 months far. 

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Okay. What time did you log in? I was trying to check this at 5PM.
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