Replacing the passport at the expiration of its validity. Procedure algorithm
Today's passport is almost everyone. Someone is constantly resting or studying abroad, relatives or friends live with someone else in other countries. However, a passport cannot be valid forever. The legislation of the Russian Federation states that if the validity of this document is out, then it is subject to mandatory replacement. How to replace the passport at the end of the period, you can find out further.
Validity of passports
To replace the document, you must contact the Department of the Federal Migration Service at your place of residence with the necessary set of documents and a receipt for payment of state duty. Old-style passports are valid for 5 years, and you can safely travel with a new biometric passport without changing it for up to 10 years. When the term of such a document expires, then it will naturally need to be replaced.This can be done both independently and through a special agency. At the same time, if you do not plan to leave anywhere, then the passport can be changed only if necessary, and for this the penalty does not threaten at all. That is, there is no time limit for replacing a passport, unlike an internal passport.
Documents on the replacement of passport
Let's define what documents you should prepare. Below is a list of them.
- 2 application forms.
- Photos (3 pieces).
- Passport of a citizen of Russia.
- Men under 28 will also need to file a certificate from the military office.
- Old international passport also surrenders.
- Receipt of payment of state duty.
Document replacement procedure
It's no secret that obtaining or replacing a passport after the expiration date is a nervous and lengthy procedure. Sometimes, due to an incorrectly completed form, an overdue certificate or some missing data, a new passport may be refused. Also, the FMS officers do not allow the presence of corrections in the questionnaire or other documents. In this case, to take all the necessary actions will have a new circle. In general, the procedure for replacing a passport is not different from the one as if you received this document from scratch.Therefore, if you think that getting a new document is much easier than the old one, then you are mistaken. These two procedures follow an identical pattern (collecting certificates, receiving documents, filing an application and the necessary papers). The only difference is that you will need to attach a copy of an old international passport (namely, a spread sheet with a photo).
Other reasons for replacing the passport
It should be noted that it is necessary to change the passport in some other cases. The law determines that if a citizen’s name, patronymic or name has changed, then your passport for travel abroad, as well as your internal passport and other documents, will need to be changed. Documents for the replacement of passport will be the same as when it expires. If you do not change it, it will automatically be recognized as invalid, and, as you understand, it will not work out on it to another state. Most often, the surname change occurs during marriage. After you receive a marriage certificate with a new name, the passport of a Russian citizen changes first, and then you can start reading the process of obtaining a new passport in connection with the change of name.To the standard list of papers should also add a marriage certificate (photocopy will do). In addition, citizens will have to change their passport when they change their sex, lose or steal a document, finish blank pages for notes about a person crossing the border, or spoiling a passport. If you have lost your passport, you will initially have to go to the police, and then to the FMS. Without a certificate from the police, it will be impossible to get a new document.
The rules of individual countries
At the same time, if a person changed his last name after the wedding, then, for example, it is allowed to visit Egypt and Turkey even if he has an old sample (which also contains the maiden name). But to visit the countries of the Schengen Agreement, you will need to provide only a brand new passport, which contains reliable data. Otherwise, to leave and get a visa will not succeed.
Features of the Schengen zone
The Schengen zone is the countries that have signed an agreement on the elimination of forms of control on their borders. If you plan to visit one of these countries, then you need to consider that the expiration date of your passport should exceed the period of the planned trip to the Schengen State by more than 3 months.This means that if your passport expires, for example, 2 months after your trip, you will need to replace your passport at the end of the period. When entering into such countries, Russians should also receive visas.
You should focus on the fact that even during the execution of a new document the old one should remain with you. And already when receiving a new crust, the old document is submitted to the territorial Department of the Federal Migration Service. If valid visas remain in the old passport, you can write a statement asking you to leave this document with you. True, in this case the passport will be annulled anyway, but the visas in it will be valid. In any case, it is still better to replace the passport in advance, and not to drag it to the last. Moreover, the old document will still be valid, even if you receive a new one during this period. As long as the validity of the old passport has not expired, you can use it and still have a new document in hand.
Urgent passport replacement
It also happens that the replacement of a passport after the expiration of a person is needed very quickly. Change your passport in a short time will be difficult.Usually, if you applied for a replacement passport at the place of residence, you will have to wait 1 month. If a citizen wants to change it at the place of his temporary residence, then it will take 4 months to wait. Moreover, these deadlines are not always respected. Help in this problem can only specialized agencies. In such a company, you can draw up a contract for the provision of services in the preparation of exit documents and discuss the required period for obtaining a passport. Such agencies can help with the design of this document within the time specified with you.
Replacing a passport is not the same as a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation. In particular, if you do not change it in time, you will not face any penalty, just visiting other countries will be temporarily restricted for you. Some states also have their own rules for crossing the border. It is worth noting that the replacement of a passport after the expiration date, in principle, is no different from the process of obtaining a new passport. Consequently, you will have to again prepare the necessary documents, collect references, etc. In this regard, we advise you to think about the new paperwork for trips to other countries in advance.After all, the deadlines that are defined in the law are not always strictly kept by the FMS workers. So if the passport expires, and you will soon need to go to study, to relatives or to rest, then do not delay the time, but collect the documents as soon as possible and submit them for processing a new document.