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Is it easier to renew a passport or get a new one?

Is it easier to renew a passport or get a new one?

Regular processing normally takes 4-6 weeks except under unusual circumstances. However, it will be faster (and less costly) for you to renew your expired passport since renewals do not require you to appear before an agent nor pay the execution fee.

Can I apply for new passport instead of renewal in India?

You can apply for a re-issue of passport up to 1 year before the expiry and not earlier. However, in case of any change of personal particulars, lost/damaged, Exhaustion of pages you may apply for re-issue of passport.

What is the difference between fresh passport and reissue of passport?

Issue of Fresh Passport: You can apply for fresh passport if applying for the first time in the applied category. Re-issue of Passport: You can apply for re-issue of passport if you want another passport in lieu of an existing passport for any of the following reasons: Change in existing personal particulars.

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Is it better to renew passport before it expires?

We recommend renewing your passport well ahead of any planned international travel, even if it still has a few months validity left on it. Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. Learn more about your destination’s entry requirements.

Does renewing a passport take less time?

The US Government standard application for a passport renewal takes 10 weeks. In case you want the passport in less, we recommend paying an extra fee of USD 60, and your new passport could arrive in 4 to 6 weeks. The service is open to US citizens with a US passport, and are currently residing in the United States.

How many photographs are needed for Indian passport renewal?

2 photos
Total of 2 photos with size 2×2 Inch are required for passport renewal. The photo should have white background and not off-white.

Is it cheaper to renew your passport?

Passport Renewal: Price. Renewing your passport application is cheaper than new passport applications. A new passport application costs $110 for the application and $35 for the execution fee. Passport renewals, on the other hand, are only $110.

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When should you renew your passport?

Renew your passport approximately nine months before it expires. Check the expiration date because certain countries require passports to remain valid for up to six months after travel. Also, some airlines do not allow you to board if you do not meet this requirement.