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Packed your bags for a lengthy holiday abroad? Ready to leave? Before you sign off, it 
will be wise to check if your passport has expired. If so, don't get tense. Just 
consider yourself lucky that the process of Nigerian Passport Renewal has improved on the 
years and will not take much time.

Passport renewal is really a service provided by the government of a country for the citizens 
who need to visit internationally and are not the first-time applicants of a 
passport. Passport renewal is actually the process of renewing or re-issuing a 
passport in case it has been lost, stolen or damaged. A passport can also be renewed if 
the name of the applicant has changed and his current passport bears his old name.

The steps involved along the way of renewal include submitting a passport renewal 
application form and important documents like identification, birth certificate, 
citizenship proof and passport-size photos. Apart from this, the payment is and to 
be added to the forms submitted. Sometimes certain modifications or amendments 
need to be made in printed passports, which is why submitting a passport renewing 
application is required.

Normally, the process of passport renewal does not take a long time, 6 weeks on average. 
But in cases of emergency, the process could be hasten, reducing the full time taken to 1 
day. Owing to security issues the technique of passport renewal has been made more rigid and 
complex. This has been done by including digital photographs, biometric technology, 
and the most up-to-date, e-passport. However, passport renewal is not an expensive 
service, and provides us with a gate way to the world outside our national borders.