With the introduction of the electronic passport, adult applicants may choose between a5 or 10 year validity. The passports only contain 36 pages.
The normal processing time for new and renewal passports is 20 working days, commencing the day after the assessment of a fully completed application with supporting documentation. However, the complexity of routine verifications and security checks may lead to longer processing times.
You can submit an application to renew your passport if:
There are currently 2 ways to renew your passport: simplified or conventional method. Please check and see if you are eligible for the simplified method which is shorter and simpler. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for this method, then you must use the conventional method to renew your passport.