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Passport for Minors

  • Every child is required to possess a separate passport.
  • The applicants should complete the formalities as prescribed.
  • For the issue of passport for the first time, a copy of the Birth Certificate issued by the Embassy of India should also be submitted.
  • In case of a new born child who has not obtained nationality and passport of any other country, parents of such child may approach this Embassy for Registration of Birth and issuance of Indian passport for the child by following prescribed procedure and paying prescribed fees in Icelandic Krona Children may sign or put a thumb impression (if unable to sign) on the application form which should be duly counter-signed by the parents or legal guardian of the child.
  • In case, one of the parents of the child is unable to sign the documents, the parent who is unable to sign the application form should submit an Affidavit in this regard.
  • The Parents of the minor should also submit an Affidavit taking full responsibility for the passport request of the minor.
  • Declaration of Parents/Single Parent/or Guardian (To Be Signed by Both the Parents/Single Parent/or Guardian)- Form Annexure H
  • An undertaking stating that the child does not possess any other passport or does not hold any other nationality.
  • Self-attested copies of Resident Permit of the child (if issued) and that of the parents may be submitted.
  • Photocopies of passports of parents, and Marriage Certificate of parents, duly attested and legalized should be submitted.
  • In case the names of parents in the Marriage certificate and Indian passport do not match, a duly notarized Affidavit should be submitted explaining the reasons for the mismatch. The names in the passports of the parents will be considered the correct ones for the issue of passport to a minor.
  • Two photographs as per specifications given under the submenu ‘Photographs for Passports’ should be submitted.
  • Thumb Impression for Passports for Minors/new-born babies:
  • Thumb Impression of children who cannot sign may be put within the Thumb Impression Box itself (and not out of the box).
  • Parents should not sign in ‘signature column’ or on/across the ‘photo’ on behalf of minor children/infants or children who cannot sign. The parents should append their signatures on the last page of the form just after the thumb impression of the child has been imprinted.
  • The validity of Minor’s Passport: The validity of a passport for children under 15 years of age will be for 5 years only for a new passport. Children between the age group of 15 to 18 years, however, have the option to obtain full validity (10 years) passport.