Wondering what to do when your passport has expired or is about to expire? This article describes the renewal of Indian passport before expiry date. 

 The process of extending or reissuing a  passport has become very convenient and user-friendly in India, even on the online portals and apps of the Passport Seva website. The hassle of walking around with physical documents has been minimized. 

Steps for renewal of an Indian passport before the expiry date

Here are the steps for the renewal of Indian passport before expiry date

  • If you are travelling abroad, your visa must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival. 
  • You can only apply for renewal one year before your passport expires. 
  • The validity period of the passport is determined by the Assistant Passport Officer, and the maximum validity period of an Indian passport is up to 10 years at a time. 
  • To renew your passport, you must first register on the Passport Seva website.
  • If you’ve already registered on the site, click the ‘Existing User Login’ link to log in.
  • If you are not already a member, you must first create an account by clicking on ‘New User Register Now.’
  • Then, based on your address, choose the passport office that is closest to you.
  • Create a login ID and password using the basic information, such as your name and date of birth.
  • An activation link will be sent to you via email.
  • Use the link in the email to activate your account.
  • Go to the ‘Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport’ tab after you’ve signed in to your passport account.

Fill out the form for passport renewal

  • After you’ve created an account, you’ll need to complete the online form.
  • Fill out the form by clicking the ‘Apply for a New Passport/Reissue of Passport’ link.
  • After you’ve filled out the form completely, click ‘Validate’ to save a copy of it.
  • You must upload the completed form and then click ‘Submit.’ To avoid errors, it’s a good idea to double-check all of the information you’ve entered before submitting the form.

Now, let’s see what are documents required for the renewal of Indian passport before expiry date.

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Documents Required for Renewal of Passport 

  • Old passport (Original) 
  • Self-attested copies of the following: 
  1. 1st and last 2 pages of the passportECR/nonECR pages. 
  2. The ECR side applies to those who have not officially passed the 10th exam, and the non-ECR side applies to those who have officially passed the 10th board exam. 
  3.  Page 3 of observation (if any). However, the first and last pages related to additional information or changes made to the passport holder’s biography are excluded. B. Name, address, etc. created by the passport issuing agency.
  4.  Short Validity Passport (SVP) Application Reference Number (ARN) Validity Renewal Page (if any) received at the time of online payment.  To request an SVP renewal, you must access and fill in the PSK. Corresponding request.

For the renewal of Indian passport before expiry date SVP can be a problem in any of the following cases: 

  • NRI visits India in a short period of time. 
  • A pending criminal case. 
  • Students participating in IELTS, SAT, and TOEFL. 
  • If lost passport in transit. 

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Passport Renewal Process

How to Track  Passport Renewal Requests 

The real-time status of your renewal of Indian passport before expiry date or new passport status can be tracked through the Passport Seva Portal. 

  •  Click Track Application Status 
  •  Select the suitable application status option 
  •  Enter your reference number and date of birth 

 Time period to receive your passport According to the standard operating procedure, if you have all the documents, you can get your passport within 30 days from the application date. 

Fee for renewal of an Indian passport before expiry date

 This amount for renewal of Indian passport before expiry date varies from case to case. For example, a regular program requires a 36-page passport valid for 10 years, and if you are over 18 years old, you will be charged Rs 1,500. 

 On the other hand, applying the same in the Tatkaal program costs Rs 3,500. The costs for the various issues :

 You don’t have to submit the original document, but it goes without saying that you should carry it with a copy of the self-certified document. Be very careful when entering data, as you will have to run the process from the beginning if you need to omit, modify, or add it later. Information such as signatures that are consistent across all documents also play an important role. 

Passport New / Renewal Adult (regular) 

  • Validity period: 10 years 
  • Traveller type: Adult 
  • Processing time: 1015 days 
  • Processing type: Normal 
  • Type of support: online 
  • Fees: INR 1,999 / 

 Passport New / Renewal Adult (Tatkaal) 

  • Validity period: 10 years 
  • Traveller type: Adult 
  • Processing time: 35 days 
  • Processing type: Express 
  • Type of support: online 
  • Price: INR 4,499 / 

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 Passport new / extended minor (normal) 

  • Validity period: 5 years 
  • Travel type: Minors (under 15 years old) 
  • Processing time: 1015 days 
  • Processing type: Normal 
  • Type of support: online 
  • Fees: INR 1,499 / 

 Passport New / Minor Renewal  (Tatkaal) 

  • Validity period: 5 years 
  • Travel type: Minors (under 15 years old) 
  • Processing time: 35 days 
  • Processing type: Express 

Online Price: INR 3,999 /

Passport calculator 

You can use the calculator to figure out how much it will cost for renewal of Indian passport before expiry date. Whether you are applying for the Tatkal Program or you are applying for a normal passport you can use the calculator. The calculator will ask you to select the appropriate option from the fields below. 

 Application type: 

  •  passport 
  •  PCC 
  •  Identification 
  •  Delivery certificate 
  •  GEP background check 

 Service type: 

  •  Fresh 
  •  Reissue 

 (In case of reissue) Reason for reissue: 

  •   Expired / Expired 
  •  Delete ECR / Change personal information 
  •  Page exhaustion 
  •  Lost/damaged passport 

 Application age: 

  •  Less than 15 years 
  •  15-18 years old 
  •  18 years old and over 

 The number of pages in the booklet: 

  •  Page 36  
  •  Page 60  

 Required scheme: 

  •  Tatkal 
  •  Normal

That’s all about renewal of Indian passport before expiry date.

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