Applications for reissue of a passport can be submitted one year before expiry of passport. Applicants must apply for renewal in time and avoid requesting the Embassy for Short Validity Passports (SVP) which are hand written and are not accepted by many countries. Moreover, Short Validity Passports are issued for a short period only. Revalidation of Short Validity Passports by handwritten/printed endorsement is not permitted. Upon expiry or in case there's any change in the particulars of the data page of Short Validity Passport, a fresh passport booklet needs to be issued.