I am from Pakistan. If I renew my Passport months after it expires, can that hurt my chance of getting a Visa later?
For example, a passport expires in AUG 2020 and I renew it in MARCH 2021.
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If I understand your question correctly, and you wonder about any impact on future visa applications (i.e. after you have your new passport, say in April 2021 in your example), I doubt this would have any effect.
Countries you haven't yet visited/applied a visa for generally won't even know about it.
And even if they have the information, I don't see how this would matter for any country.
No. As a matter of fact, people that rarely travel don't care about renewing their passport until they need to travel.
What I mean to say is that not everyone is a frequent traveler, and I know for sure a number of people who just had no interest in traveling for decades, so why spending money for renewing a travel document they won't use?
A passport has a limited life. A passport expires and a new one is issued. We usually call it renewal, but it's actually an issue of a brand new document every time.
A visa is released to the individual by judging the individual and the personal history (e.g. past refusals and criminal records). No country we know about cares about the status of frequent flyer and the periods spent in the home country without traveling
It depends on the country you want to obtain a visa from, and the type of visa. Some countries will issue visas that are valid only until the passport expires, others accept visas in expired passports if you have both the old and new passport with you.
If you want to apply for a visa in the period between expiration of the old and issue of the new passport, you're probably out of luck.