You can get your Indian passport renewed in an expedited manner, consider using the Taktal service offered by the Indian Consulate. Renewing your passport in Tatkal allows you to get the passport renewed faster than normal non-Tatkal service. However, not all applicants are eligible for Tatkal Indian passport renewal.
Below are the guidelines issued by Indian Consulate in San Francisco on who is eligible for Tatkal Indian passport renewal.
All applicants residing in the Jurisdiction of San Francisco Indian consulate and having valid Passport and Valid Visa Status (stamped US Visa Page/EAD/Green Card/I-797 approval notice) are eligible to apply for re-issue of Passport under Tatkaal Passport Scheme.
Following Category of applicants can not apply under Tatkaal Passport Scheme:
a). Lost / Damaged beyond recognition / Stolen Passport
b). Renewal of Short Validity Passport (SVP)
c). Major Change in Name (cases different from minor change case)
d). Change in Sex
e). Change of Appearance (minors can apply)
f). Change/Correction of DoB
g). Change/Correction of Place of birth
h). Change in Signature (minors can apply)
i). Change of Father/Mother name
PHONE NUMBER: (650) 427-9289 (call/text to schedule appointment)
HOURS: Monday – Sunday 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM (APPOINTMENTS ONLY)
ADDRESS: 44583 JAPALA PL, FREMONT, CA 94539 (APPOINTMENTS ONLY)