Passport for Newborn: A passport is the most important document for any abroad vacation because it serves as both identification and address confirmation. Every Indian citizen is entitled to apply for a passport. Even neonates or newborn babies can apply for passports, and they must have one if they wish to travel abroad.
An infant or newborn must go through a slightly different application process than an adult.
In India, the documents required to apply for a newborn baby’s passport must be signed by both parents or guardians.
How to Get a Passport for a Newborn:
- The parent(s) of the newborn child must first create an account with the Passport Seva Kendra if they haven’t previously.
- As minors normally do not require an appointment, the family can bring a copy of the application receipt to the Passport Seva Kendra during office hours.
- Candidates must also have the following documentation, both original and copy:
- -Baby’s original birth certificate
- -Proof of current address (if the parent holds a Passport, this will suffice) -Fully completed and signed Annexure H, which is available online at Passport Seva Kendra.
- -A baby in a passport photo on a white background
- -Confirmation of appointment -Marriage certificate if the spouse’s name is not endorsed on a parent’s passport
- After submitting the required documentation, it will be reviewed, and applicants will be assigned a token number and told to wait their turn.
- Applicants must ensure that all information on their application form is correct, since all documents will be examined and scanned into the system when their turn comes.
- Following completion of the aforementioned processes, candidates will be provided an acknowledgement receipt and the passport.