Applicants can apply for re-issuance of passport anytime one year before the date of expiry of passport.
For example, If the passport is expiring on 23 March 2022, it is time to apply. Last minute hassles may be avoided.
It is mandatory for an individual to have a passport in order to visit other countries. Be it a solo trip or family vacation, or even for business or medical purposes, a valid passport is an essential document that one must hold.
Benifts to apply passport in Time:
– You have enough time to extend local visa, As passport changes you need to change your visa card with new passport number.
-If you want to travel to India and come back if the validity is below six month Immigration will not allow you to travel. You can avoid that situation.
-If you want get local benefits like bank loans are to buy a house, *(Note : In some cases only) *They will see your visa time , and some times if you have permant job contract also you will get visa till passport expiry date, In that cases you may miss the loan, Even you are eligible
-In pandemic times consulate and Embassies are having new covid rules,
Some times online application forms may miss in courier are might be delayed in courier services, Better to avoid all these we shall apply in time. This helps consulates and Embassies to provide our passports in time.
In detail explanation:
You can renew or re-issue your Indian passport up to 1 year before the expiration of the passport, which means you can already apply for renewal process if the validity is less than a year(365 days for example)
If your passport has expired, you must renew it before you can travel. Do not book travel until you have a valid passport – your new passport will not have the same passport number as your old one.
Remember, many countries require you to have six months left in your passport past the end of your trip — and you don’t want to be turned away at border control for an expiring passport and hence its a good idea to renew your passport prior to avoid the hassle
you should have at least six months validity on your passport before your travel date – that is a prerequisite for visa applications/ immigration.
if you don’t have enough validity on your passport, you’ll only make it as far as the airport. Hundreds of travelers are turned away every month because of this. Don’t be one of them.
Applicants may visit the website of Embassy/Consulate concerned.
Article written by:
Venkkat Prannit nissankara