Renewal of passports
Passports are normally issued for 10
years and upon its expiry, a new
passport has to be obtained.
However, in certain cases, a short
validity passport is issued which is then renewed to
the normal validity. The documents required for such
In case the passport has not been issued
from this Embassy, clearance would be required from
the original Passport Issuing Authority. This can take up to 30 days (3 months for duplicate passports).
In the interim, the old passport (if still valid) can
be returned to the applicant.