The procedure for a Passport renewal is different for each country. However there are some general points to be noted while renewing your passports. Though the rules and regulations may differ for each country, the basics remain the same. Various countries require different passport validity requirements. Hence it is mandatory to get correct information before applying for a passport renewal.
To get a passport renewed, it is necessary to visit the Consulate of your respective country. Most of the passport renewal procedures begin with filling out your application forms. Again, these forms are available online for most countries. Upon visiting the respective website of the Consulates, the forms can be downloaded. It is also possible to book an appointment as per convenient dates. Online renewal options may also be available. However this has to be confirmed and procedures strictly followed.
On the day of appointment, personal appearance is compulsory.
This is the most essential document which gives adequate information about the person applying for a renewal. The application forms can be found online. If any difficulty is experienced in downloading and filling these, there is always help provided at the Consulates.
The photographs need to be recent and the number of copies to be submitted should be verified with the respective Consulate. The size and color of background also needs to be checked before submission. It is necessary that the photographs meet the biometric criteria.
Submission of the old passport is also mandatory.
The documents required may vary from case to case. For example, in the case of married women, a marriage certificate may be needed. It is advisable to bring a copy of the confirmation email too, if the appointment has been booked online. Valid Identity proofs will be asked for along with the application.
In case of Minors:
The application form for minors should be accompanied with copies of their parents’ passports. In some cases the birthday certificate will also be asked for. This depends on the regulations of each Consulate.
Passport renewal is accompanied by a fee as well. This may include processing charges as well as courier charges.
There will be a provision in each consulate which allows applying for an Emergency Travel Document in case an urgent passport renewal is needed.
Here are some links to getting more detailed information regarding the passport renewal in specified countries:
US passport renewal
Indian Passport Renewal
British Passport Renewal
Philippine Passport Renewal
Australian Passport Renewal
Consulate of Pakistan
Consulate of Singapore
Consulate of Japan
Consulate of South Africa
Consulate of Romania
Consulate of Iran
Consulate of Bangladesh
Consulate of Angola
Embassy of Ireland
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