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Another Indian Passport Renewal Question

 
chittesh
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Another Indian Passport Renewal Question
Hi,
My passport is expiring in March 2008
I would like to visit US in December 2007
US Embassy toronto website indicates that passport have to be valid atleast 6 months after the travel date which makes it June 08 wheras my passport is valid only till March 08.
So can i go the Indian consulate and request passport renewal today. My VISA interview is in October so i would like to have the passport renewed before that.
Does it have to be 6 months before expiry that one can renew the passport or can it be done earlier. I fall within the 6 months Sep07 to March 08 is 5 months but i was just curious.

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Post ID: 107419 14-09-07 10:09:48
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pratickm
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So can i go the Indian consulate and request passport renewal today.

Sure, except that you have to apply for a new passport and not a renewal.
When the passport is expiring after it usual maturity, it is considered a new passport application.
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My VISA interview is in October so i would like to have the passport renewed before that.
Did you already provide the passport information to the US consulate?
From what I recall, you have to provide the passport information (including number, issue date and expiry date) while booking your appointment online.

If so, your passport information will change after you get a new passport from Indian consulate.

I don't know if the passport number changes or not, but the issue and expiry dates change for sure.

I am not sure whether it will create a problem during the visa appointment.
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Does it have to be 6 months before expiry that one can renew the passport or can it be done earlier. I fall within the 6 months Sep07 to March 08 is 5 months but i was just curious.
I believe you can renew now.
Mine is expiring in Feb 08 and I'll be going sometime next week to the Indian consulate.

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Post ID: 107420 14-09-07 10:32:31
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chittesh
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the nvars system asked for passport number but did not ask for issue/expirry date.

Does anyone know if the new passport has the same number as the old passport. If not then i have to think of something

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Post ID: 107424 14-09-07 10:58:12
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tamilkuravan
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Passport number will change
Chittesh,
The passport number will change for the new Indian passport.
Hope this helps.
TK A

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Post ID: 107429 14-09-07 11:52:56
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chittesh
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So i am fracked.
I will have to cancel this appointment (lose 9$) and schedule a new appointment with the new passport number

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Post ID: 107436 14-09-07 12:48:20
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pratickm
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I will have to cancel this appointment (lose 9$) and schedule a new appointment with the new passport number

That would be the right thing to do, IMO.

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Post ID: 107438 14-09-07 13:12:57
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hchheda
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Originally posted by pratickm

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Originally posted by chittesh
I will have to cancel this appointment (lose 9$) and schedule a new appointment with the new passport number

That would be the right thing to do, IMO.



I think its worth waiting for the interview and request them to stamp the visa on the new passport. As long as both are original and authentic, and you have a valid case, it should not be an issue.

Ofcourse, to be absolutely safe, you can cancel this appointment, but you wont be able to apply for a new one till you get the new passport (or PP number..)

All the best!

Hiren


 
Post ID: 107442 14-09-07 15:00:24
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chandresh
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If I am not wrong, passport renewal will not change passport number - they will simply stamp the existing passport with the new expiry date on one of the visa sheets (or even on the same page by deleting and putting the new date and signing it)

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Post ID: 107443 14-09-07 15:39:42
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chittesh
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i was going thru the FAQ on the nvars website and they said you can call and change the passoport number (charge is 1.98$/min). This number can also be used to ask other questions i may have.

In the next 2-3 weeks i will get passport renewed and if the number changes i will call them and change it on file. If they refuse no frackin deal, will set up a new appointment, am going to the US just for a visit no big deal..

Thanks everyone for your advise

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Originally posted by chandresh

If I am not wrong, passport renewal will not change passport number - they will simply stamp the existing passport with the new expiry date on one of the visa sheets (or even on the same page by deleting and putting the new date and signing it)



You are wrong. It does change the passport number and you get the new passport (first hand experience from the Indian High Commission in Ottawa).

I have heard about the information you have posted, but it is very old and outdated.


 
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