How To : Apply New Passport for Children / Minors in India

Endorsement of child's name in parent's passports is not allowed anymore in India. Hence the kid should have a separate passport. Here is the procedure about How to apply for a new Indian Passport for kid and the list of documents required for the same.

The passports for minors will be valid for 5 years from the date of issue. 

How to apply:
  • via Passport Seva Kendra - submit the form online > take an appointment at the nearest office > visit the Kendra on appointment date to submit the required documents
  • via District Passport Cell - buy application form from any post office > fill the form > submit the form with necessary documents at the DPC counter

Documents needed for applying a new passport for Kids / Minors:
  • Documents for Address Proof for parents  (any 1 of the below documents)
    • Water Bill , Telephone Bill, Electricity Bill, 1 year bank statement / pass book, income tax assessment order, Election commission ID card, Ration card, aadhaar card
  • Document for Date of Birth - Birth certificate issued by Municipal Authority or any authorized office
  • Photocopies of parent's passport (if available)
  • Necessary annexure from the below list
    • Annexure H : for minor with consent of both parents
    • Annexure H : applied by Legal Guardian
    • Annexure H : for minor with single parent
    • Annexure G : applied by one parent
    • Annexure C : parents separated 


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