My passport is expiring next year. I wonder if I should renew now or just wait months before it expires. It still has my maiden name so I will have that changed too. I hope it doesn’t entail so much paper work to do this. If you know me, I am very impatient with such things as I hate fixing papers and going back here and there. I hate waiting in line too! It would be best if I won’t be required to be present for the renewal but since we have automated passports right now, the machine readable type, I was told that non-appearance in not possible. Oh well, let’s wait and see.