How long does it take to renew your passport here in the UAE?

Getting a new passport can be difficult for some UAE residents, especially people who need to travel and forgot to renew their travel documents. Passport renewal is an integral part of expatriate life in the UAE because many of their transactions and services require a valid passport such as exiting the country or applying to sponsor relatives on a visit to Dubai, among others.

To renew your passport in the UAE, Some missions can issue a passport within minutes, others within days, weeks or months.

According to a Gulf News article, They have contacted 25 missions in the UAE to assess the convenience and efficiency of their consular services in issuing passports. Of the 25 missions Gulf News randomly contacted, it found one mission can issue a passport within 20 minutes — the Italian consulate in Dubai and embassy in Abu Dhabi. “We make it a point to keep people in the consulate in as little time as possible because their time is valuable and so is ours,” Italian Consul-General Giovanni Favilli told Gulf News.

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