Renew your passport: About the process

If you already have an adult passport, you may be able to renew it. Renewing a passport is simpler than applying for a new one. This is because you don’t need

You can now renew your passport even if it’s expired, damaged, lost or stolen

You can renew your expired, damaged, lost or stolen passport if

  • it was issued within 15 years of the date you apply and
  • you meet all the other requirements

To renew your passport, you need to

  • check if you’re eligible
  • fill out an application form
    • You need the following information from your most recent passport:
      • the passport number
      • the date it was issued
      • the date it expired
  • get your passport photos
  • find 2 references
  • find out how to submit your application and fees

If your most recent passport is still valid, it

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