How To Apply Or Renew Your Passport?

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How To Apply Or Renew Your Passport? Photo by Arvind  Sharma

When you are travelling to a country, you will need an official travel permit that contains your identity details which is accepted globally. This form of document is known as a passport. This official permit will contain details of your identity, your location and the country you belong to and will also store all the details of your future travels. In this article, we give you information on how to apply and renew your this document, through the passport application services.

Step 1: Application form
First, if you are applying for a new official travel permit, you must get the relevant application form. You can either go to the nearest applicant office or access the form online. One you have filled the form, you must download it and submit it to the officials or submit it via online. You will also need to submit a police clearance certificate (PCC) as per the passport application services. You will get this form online where it can be downloaded and verified at the closest police station. Individuals, who have a minor status i.e. below the age of 18, will mandatorily need to have a separate document under their own name.

Step 2: Payment for the process
After you have submitted the form you will be asked to pay for the services. You can either pay this service through the medium of a debit card or credit card, or you can also submit a demand draft. You can also pay via the various choices of internet banking that will suit your needs. Once you have paid, you will be asked to select an appointment date.

Step 3: Select appointment date
Once you have completed the above steps, you will be asked to select an appointment date, to visit the centre. Select the date which is most suited to you and ensure that you do not cancel on this appointment as rescheduling to another date might not be available as per your convenience.

Step 4: Gather the necessary permits
As per the passport application services, you will need to submit the following set of documents:
• Proof of identity
• Proof of address
• Recent and appropriate size photographs with the right specifications for the background and size

Depending on the applicant’s profile, additional documents will have to be submitted in accordance of the passport submission services.

For the renewal of old passports, you will have to submit the following:

• Submission of the old passport with self attested photocopies of the first two pages and the last two pages.
• Other documents that are prescribed by the passport issuing authority on the basis of the individuals profile.

Step 5:  Track application
Once you have submitted the necessary travel permits and application, you can now track your application through the website. All you have to do is log in, and submit your file number along with your birth date you will be shown your status.

Author's Profile

Arvind Sharma is an employee of Cox and Kings Global Services. He is well experienced in the matters of passport application services and wishes to share all relevant information regarding this subject to those who will be travelling abroad.


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