If the latest old passport is the old blue one (pre 1993?) then you have to apply as a first time passport.
If the last passport was issued after 1993 and is undamaged then it is a renewal.
But you still have to return the old passport.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates