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On Monday, 18 September, I went to the consulate to renew my passport.

Not being in a particular hurry, I did it in the afternoon (they do urgent ones in the morning).
Apart from forgetting my old passport at home (luckily I was early and my sweetheart was wonderful enough to bring it to me), and having to prepare everything they ask you to bring beforehand,...

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Renewing my passport was less painful than I thought it would be. It was enough to follow the online instructions, register and make an appointment, do all the paperwork (I managed to do it all on a Saturday), go to the appointment, and after 15 working days (so I was told, I applied on 17 February, the passport was issued on 27 February) call to find out if it was ready and go and pick it up....