World’s first self-service passport renewal machine opening in Copenhagen – The Post

World’s first self-service passport renewal machine opening in Copenhagen

Machine takes users through the entire process, although online assistance is always available

Next time he needs his passport renewed, he can dress up in an old pair of jeans instead – we’re sure the machine won’t take offence (photo: iStock)
June 28th, 2016 1:50 pm| by Shifa Rahaman
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Copenhagen Municipality is today launching the world’s first self-service passport renewal machine at Ørestad Library in the capital.

The machine, which will officially be unveiled at 2 pm, is expected to make the process of renewing a passport easier and more convenient for citizens.

Cut the red tape
The machine aims to make the process as easy as possible for people unsure how to use it.

Though it takes people through the process of renewing their passports, submitting digital applications and taking fingerprints themselves, a consular employee is always online if any assistance is required.

People are being encouraged by the municipality to visit kk.dk/pas in order to book a time to use the machine if they want to avail of its services.

Appointments have been possible since June 24.