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New Delhi: A passport is an important document proving who you are and your country. It helps you travel for holidays, work, or study.

Making sure your passport is up to date is important if you want your travel to go smoothly. If you are from India, your passport is valid for ten years from when it was issued. After that, you need to renew it. You can start renewing it up to three years after it expires or up to one year before. It is best to start the renewal process about nine months before it expires to avoid any problems, but you can still renew it within six months. However, this might cause delays and affect your travel plans.

If you are under 18, your passport is valid for five years or until you turn 18, whichever comes first. After that, you can renew your passport online. If you are between 15 and 18, you can choose to get a passport that is valid for 10 years.

How to renew your passport online: Here is a step-by-step guide on how to renew your passport online:

Step 1: Go to the Passport Seva website.

Step 2: If you haven’t registered yet, you’ll need to do so. Just follow the instructions to register and get your login ID.

Step 3: Log in to the portal using your login details.

Step 4: Select the option that says ‘Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport’.

Step 5: Fill in all the required details accurately.

Step 6: Choose the ‘Pay and Schedule Appointment’ option.

Step 7: Make your payment using one of the available payment methods.

Step 8: Submit your form once you’ve filled it out completely.

Step 9: Choose ‘Print Application Receipt’.

Step 10: On the scheduled date, visit your nearest Passport Seva Kendra with all the necessary documents and your application form.

How to book an appointment for your passport renewal book an appointment for your passport renewal, follow these steps:

Step 1: Log in to the Passport Seva website using your credentials.

Step 2: Select the option labelled ‘View Saved and Submitted Application’ and then click on ‘Pay and Schedule Appointment’.

Step 3: Pick a payment method and choose the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) where you’d like to go.

Step 4: Verify your chosen PSK location by entering the CAPTCHA code displayed.

Step 5: Select a suitable appointment slot from the available dates and click on ‘Pay and Book the Appointment’.

When it comes to passport renewal fees, they can vary depending on factors such as your age, the number of pages in the booklet, and the type of scheme you choose (normal or tatkal). Opting for the Tatkal scheme incurs an additional fee of ₹2000.

Documents Required for Passport RenewalHere are the passport renewal documents that you should submit:

  • Original passport
  • Xerox copies of the first and last two pages of your current passport
  • ECR/Non-ECR page photocopies with self-attestation
  • Address proof
  • Validity extension page Xerox copy
  • Xerox copy of the self-attested page of observation

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