Tucson is well known for its different attractions. Aside from being the home of the University of Arizona, the city has over 120 parks including natural areas, zoos, lakes, and a flat terrain that promotes outdoor activities as walking or cycling. As a matter of fact, a network of shared-use paths called The Loop encircles the majority of the city, allowing cyclists to go through some of the most important parks in Tucson like the Rillito River Park, for instance. Now, even though residents of this city can go almost everywhere by cycling, there is one thing that continues being an issue for everyone: where can I process a passport renewal in Tucson?
We know that it would be simple just going to an acceptance facility to get this done but, given the current global crisis due to the pandemic we are facing, more “in-person” processes are being suspended each time. Therefore, thinking about how important it is to keep your travel documents updated, we would like to tell you that you can apply for your passport renewal online with iVisa just by clicking here. We know you may have some questions about this process so that is why we have some FAQs ready for you:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why is a passport renewal so important?
Having your travel documents updated is important in order to avoid any inconvenience with your trip. The passport renewal is essential since it is the main document you need for any travel or visa application. This procedure consists of renewing your document before it reaches its expiration date.
Furthermore, there are some countries that share a regulation that states the traveler’s passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date. Since we know you like to save time (as do we), here you have the link where you can start submitting your application in a few minutes instead of gathering several documents if you decide to apply directly with the government.
How can I know if I qualify to apply online?
You have to gather some requirements to process a renewal online, but this will vary according to your nationality. Nevertheless, these are the most common documents required by government authorities:
Your passport must not be damaged and it has to be physically with you.
It had to be issued on your 16th birthday or after this age.
It has to be issued in the last 15 years.
In case you have changed your name, it will be necessary to provide an official document that proves this information.
What are the requirements I need to meet for the passport renewal process?
A Passport scan, it must be in color.
A Passport photo, we definitely recommend you to get assistance from My Passport Photos service. They will ensure that your photo complies with all the requirements.
Valid email address, ensure it is correctly written
Payment method, we accept a credit or debit card, and if you prefer you can also use a Paypal account.
How about the processing time and how much this costs?
Both will depend on the processing speed you choose. We explain this in detail below:
Standard Processing: Our regular processing which takes 5 Business Days and has a cost of USD 76.00 in total.
Rush Processing: This is our next level. It is a little bit higher since we will have your passport renewed in just 3 Business Days. The cost here is USD 106.00
Super Rush Processing: Our main star! If you are in a hurry, this is one we recommend. Here it only takes 2 Business Days to get your document ready. Plus, the fee of USD 141.00 may sound a little bit higher but it is worth it.
How is the passport renewal application process?
Actually, it is very simple. The application form consists of three steps that are easy to understand in order for you to provide the correct information:
1.First, fill the form in with your personal information and choose the processing speed of your preference. You can check the previous FAQ as guidance.
2.Then, just give a complete review of your application to double-check that everything has been filled correctly. If all is good, proceed with the payment.
3.Finally, you will be asked to upload the required documents we need in order to process your application.
Once my document has been renewed, will I obtain a new passport number?
Yes, you will. Due to the renewal process, the number in your new passport will be different than the one you previously had.
Can I use a valid Visa that is still on my previous passport once the renewal has been completed?
Of course, you can! If your previous passport is still linked to a valid Visa, you can still use it for traveling. Just keep in mind that you will need to take both, your new and your previous passport when you decide to visit a foreign country.
My passport has not expired yet, am I able to renew under this condition?
Absolutely! It can be valid and still be renewed. Do you remember when we explained about the 6 months validity rule in a previous FAQ? Well, imagine this scenario: Your passport has 3 months left but you want to travel to a country that only accepts 6 months of validity passports. In this case, you will be able to renew your travel document before it reaches its expiration date.
How long will it take me to apply for this passport renewal?
This will be real quick! In fact, you can listen to your favorite song while filling the application form and it will be ready in 5 minutes. Start now by clicking here.
Why should I trust iVisa to get my passport renewal?
Since our foundation, back in 2013, we have helped thousands of travelers to reach their destinations without having to worry about the tedious process of dealing with governments or embassies. We understand your worries about providing personal information online, but we assure you that all your information will be stored in extreme confidence. We do not share it with third companies. For further assurance, you can take a look at our customer’s reviews here.
How is iVisa handling the renewal process during the current COVID-19 situation?
Honestly, the emergence of the pandemic has affected our industry deeply. But we are aware that these hard times will not last forever and we are starting to adapt to the current situation. Since more countries are opening their borders with the passing of the months, we know that it is just a matter of time to see persons traveling again.
Hence, more passports will need to be renewed. Do you remember the title of this blog? Well, that is the reason why we are informing about all the procedures so you leave your document renewal to us while you keep enjoying Tucson’s bikeways. With iVisa, you will receive a weekly e-mail informing about your application’s status. We will keep you informed during the whole process and let you know once your new passport is ready.
Can I contact you if I have further queries?
Please do! Our customer service representatives are willing to assist you. You can start a live chat here or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. Feel free to contact us at any time of your preference. We are available 24/7.