PMP Exam Validity

Dear All
Hope you are doing well. I have a query.
I have paid exam fees last year for the PMP certification. The validity of the exam would be over next month. The query is:
If I am not able to take the examination in the validity period, after my exam vailidity period is over do I need to rebuild the entire application, submit it for approval and then pay the fees OR just that I can re-pay the exam fees only and keep the existing application alive and appear for the exam later.
Kindly suggest.
Regards
Jay

Seems to me that the concern you have is really legit. I am looking forward to somebody shedding a light on this. - Phillip Elden