Renewing a passport, or any document for that matter is one of those tasks that no one wants to spend time on but has to since it is mandatory for international travel. The current generation works on getting everything done in as little time as possible so that they can focus on something else. Additionally, they aren’t going to spend time on something they aren’t interested in, which is why there was an urgent need to improve and speed up the passport renewal and application process.
Those were the initial stages of the coming up of the passport website for various states and countries around the world. Not only did this cut passport renewal time in less than a quarter but also encouraged more people to handle it since it made the process convenient.
How does the new passport website work?
The passport website has all the information one could need if they were to handle any aspect of the passport process.
Applying for a new passport
After mentioning the type of passport an applicant is looking to apply for, the website provides an online application enter to enter all their information. The most common passport is the general one, however, there are official and diplomatic passports that are applied for as well. Additionally, the website has various fields where they allow applicants to upload certain documents and make sure the information matches the forms filled out.
The passport website handles all the processing in the backend and provides a date by when it would be dispatched. People have to go to the passport office to produce additional information like their biometrics and photographs. However, if this process wasn’t handed through the website, heading to the passport office to gather forms would have been a more tedious process.
Applying for the renewal of your passport
Passports have to be renewed as they approach their expiration dates and it is advisable to get this done before they expire. If you have a passport that has surpassed its expiration date, the process of getting this done is a little tricky. There are additional forms and paperwork that has to be filled out and handled. However, with all the information gathered, the process should not take more than ten minutes for someone to get through it from beginning to end.
What if you are not tech-savvy?
The website has been built to encourage and assist people who might generally have trouble using the internet. It has information to prompt them on how to move ahead, which buttons make the most sense, where to add their information and anything else they might need. Additionally, the website informs them about the documents they have to upload and the right time to upload them.
It even has a Q&A section with all the answers to any questions relating to the passport renewal or application process. If applicants have questions, they can even get in touch with the team through the ‘Contact’ page. They are always more than happy to assist and help you get your passport troubles sorted.