The most important passport renewal instructions | DS-82

The most important passport renewal instructions | DS-82

iVisa | Updated on Jun 30, 2020

The processes we have to follow to renew our passports are many and take a long time to complete each step. The instructions for renewing our passports seem complicated to us because they mention many words that we do not understand and we prefer to approach the office that issues these documents directly so that they can explain everything to us.

However, in these times where everything is digitized, the processes to obtain these documents also have an online process that will soon be approved in several governments. This will be done in order to prevent people from exposing their health further and to avoid getting a virus like COVID-19. Prevention is the most important thing right now and iVisa knows that too.

Because we want our customers to feel more secure, we have decided to implement in our product portfolio, the renewal of passports online. In this article, we will show you all the points you need to consider before submitting your online application.

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What is a passport renewal?

The renewal of a passport is necessary for updating purposes. It is required so that people can continue to travel in any country around the world.

Most countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity from arrival time. So, if your passport is about to expire and you have a planned trip to another country, you must renew it before your trip.

What are the options for renewing my passport?

You can apply for the renewal of your passport in person, by going to one of the offices that issue this type of document and following all the steps indicated, or you can also apply online.

In iVisa, we have an online application form that you can complete in just a few minutes. You will not need to go to any embassy or office to process the document, as we will take care of the whole process.

What points or instructions should I take into account when applying online?

Every time we need to process an official document from our country, we are asked to follow certain points. The same happens with online applications, so in the following list we specify all the requirements your passport must have in order to apply online:

  • The passport must be in good condition.

  • You must have your passport in your possession. Remember that if it is lost or stolen, you will have to apply for a new passport and follow another procedure.

  • Passport renewal is only intended for those people who issued their passport when they were 16 years old or older.

  • It was issued within the last 15 years.

  • If you have a different name or surname than the one that appears in your current passport, you will have to show an official document that proves it.

What documents should I submit to apply online?

Applying with iVisa, you only need to send us two documents in order to process your renewal online:

  • **Passport Photo*** must be in the digital version and must also meet all the specific requirements and measures to be able to process your document. You can use My Passport Photos for best results.

  • **Passport scan***, we just need your general information page

Remember to set up a valid email account, as we will send you all the information and updates on the status of your online application there. You need to have a payment method that you can use online, such as credit cards, debit cards, or Paypal.

How long does it take to process my passport renewal?

Just take 15 minutes of your time to complete the entire online form.

What are the processing times and the prices to renew a passport online?

At iVisa we have three processing time options that help applicants know how long they need to have their passport renewed. It is important to mention that the faster you want the document, the higher the cost:

  • Standard 5 Business Days ; USD 76.00

  • Rush 3 Business Days ; USD 106.00

  • Super Rush 2 Business Days ; USD 141.00

How do I submit my renewal application online?

Go to our iVisa website and fill out the online form. The steps to complete the entire form are 3:

1.Enter your personal data such as name, surname, nationality, date of birth, current passport number, etc. At this point, you must select the type of processing time.

2.Review everything you have placed in the first part and proceed with the corresponding payment.

3.Upload the required documents: photo and passport. Finally, click on submit and you're done! We will review your application and take care of the rest.

Don't waste any more time and apply now! Click here and complete the iVisa online form.

What happens after I apply online?

We will send you an email confirming receipt of your online application. Throughout the process, we will keep you informed of your application and as soon as we get the answer from the respective office, we will send you the details for picking up your renewed passport.

Can children under the age of 16 apply for a renewal passport online?

Sadly, it's not possible. Children under 16 must follow a different procedure which is with the same office that issues these documents in their home country.

How can I contact iVisa for more information?

You can contact us in several ways, like personalized chats, phone calls, and emails (where you can leave a message) by clicking on this link. If you want to read more about the services we offer in iVisa, you can click here.

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