Although, it is not necessary to provide a reasoning for the urgency of your need for tatkal passport, the passport officer may inquire about it. Please be informed that the tatkal scheme is meant to be used only for the following reasons:
- Medical emergency: Patients going abroad for medical treatment, Persons traveling abroad due to death of a close relative, Blood relative of a person residing abroad who is seriously ill.
- Educational need: Students appearing in examinations such as SAT or GRE, Students going abroad to join foreign universities.
- Business: Businessmen going abroad urgently for trade, conference, trade fairs etc, or Winners of promotional awards and schemes foreign travel is a prize or incentive.
- Family: Spouse of official passport holders going abroad and availing companion ticket, Close relatives of individuals working abroad, Individuals wishing to go abroad to attend marriage of close relatives, For marriage or honeymoon after marriage, Pilgrimages and travels for religious purposes.
It is advisable to carry supporting documents (if applicable and available) with you, to present it to the passport officer.