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How To Apply Passport For Baby?

Discussion in 'Visa and Passport' started by Hem, Nov 26, 2023.

  1. Hem

    Hem New Member

    How can parents apply for a passport for their baby, and what are the necessary steps, documents, and considerations involved in the process of obtaining a passport for an infant?

  2. Deven

    Deven Member

    Certainly! To apply for a passport for a baby, parents can follow these steps:

    1. Document Checklist:
    • Ensure you have the necessary documents, including:
      • Birth certificate of the baby.
      • Proof of address (Aadhaar card, utility bills, etc.).
      • Passport-sized photographs of the baby.
      • Annexure H (declaration of the applicant's parent or guardian).
    2. Online Registration:
    • Visit the official website of the passport office in your country. Many countries have an online portal for passport services. Register and create an account.
    3. Fill the Application Form:
    • Fill out the passport application form with accurate details. Provide the required information about the baby, parents, and other details.
    4. Choose the Type of Passport:
    • Select the type of passport required. Infants usually get a standard passport, but some countries offer special categories.
    5. Pay the Fees:
    • Pay the applicable passport fees online. The fee may vary based on the type of passport and processing time.
    6. Book an Appointment:
    • Schedule an appointment at the nearest passport office or passport seva kendra. Some countries allow online appointment booking.
    7. Visit the Passport Office:
    • Visit the passport office on the scheduled date with the baby and all required documents. Both parents may need to be present, and in some cases, consent from both parents is required.
    8. Biometric Enrollment:
    • Provide biometric information, including fingerprints and a photograph of the baby. Some countries exempt infants from biometric enrollment.
    9. Interview (if required):
    • Attend an interview if it is part of the process. In some cases, authorities may want to verify information or clarify details.
    10. Verification Process:
    - The submitted documents and information will go through a verification process. This may take some time, so check the status online.

    11. Receive the Passport:
    - Once the application is approved, collect the passport from the passport office or an authorized center. In some cases, it may be sent by mail.

    12. Passport Validity:
    - Check the validity of the passport. Infant passports often have a shorter validity period compared to adult passports.

    13. Additional Tips:
    - Ensure all information provided is accurate.
    - Keep a copy of the application and acknowledgment receipt.
    - If one parent is unable to attend, provide a notarized consent form.

    It's important to check the specific requirements and procedures of the passport office in your country, as they may vary. Additionally, start the process well in advance to account for processing times and any unforeseen delays.