If my old passport was issued around the 1990s (or older) and I lost it through the years, is it still considered for RENEWAL or NEW Application?

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You have an old passport that is already phased out so there’s no point in renewing it.

DFA has been issuing the new e-passport since 2009. Renewal is only possible if you have this e-passport.

According to DFA, “Renewal of Brown Passports, Green Passports, Machine Readable Passports (Maroon) or any older Passports will be treated as NEW APPLICATION.”

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