What does Re-issue of passport  means ? Is it same as passport renewal ?  

Kathir Kathir
Answered on December 17,2017

Passport reissue is not same as passport renewal. Passport renewal occurs when validity of passport got expired or due to get expired.

Passport reissue occurs in the following cases.

  • Change in existing personal particulars.
  • Validity expired within 3 years/ Due to expire
  • Validity expired more than 3 years ago
  • Exhaustion of pages.
  • Damaged passport.
  • Lost passport.

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