All passports usually have a ten-year validity from the time they have been applied for and dispatched. In that time, the passport holder could apply for multiple visas and even travel to various countries. However, the passport has to be renewed when it begins getting closer to the end of its validity. These changes usually take a couple of days but the renewal process needs the passport to be surrendered to the office since it has to be done on the same passport.
For the longest time, people got their passport applications handled through the passport office.
This took up a significant amount of time since it needed two separate, in-person appointments.
Additionally, it needed all documents to be submitted in print as well.
Keeping up with the times, the passport office made arrangements to allow people to get their documentation sorted online. This meant they could now get all the information they needed about the entire passport process through the website. Additionally, they could apply for a new passport or even renew their expiring one through the website. The best part, however, is getting it done in so much lesser time than they would in the past.
How convenient is renewing your passport through the passport website?
The entire passport renewal process should take less than 30 minutes. Depending on the type of passport applicants have, all the passport renewal forms are available on the website. All they would have to do is fill them up and make sure the information they are entering is accurate. Additionally, they have to submit all the documentation asked for or supporting the form previously filled out and mail their passport to the address mentioned. All the additional formalities are handled at the backend of the website, and if there are any changes or additional
documents needed, the website coordinates with the applicants and asks for those. Lastly, they have to go to the passport office, depending on their nationality to collect a renewed passport.
What are the documents needed when applying for the renewal of a passport?
There’s quite a bit of documentation that needs to be handled when renewing a passport, whether forms or supporting certificates, they all have to be attested or submitted in self copies or originals. These are the main pages that have to be submitted separately.
● The original passport that is about to expire
● Self-attested copies of the first and last two pages of the passport.
● Self-attested copy of the ECR/ Non-ECR page.
● Proof of documents that delete the cause of issuance of Short Validity Passport (SVP).
● Self-attested copy of the validity extension page of the passport.
These can be uploaded through the portal itself and then checked on. Furthermore, people using the portal can upload their information without having to download the main application forms.