Having your own passport does account for your individual proof of legal identity. People under the age of 18 are considered minors in India. Thus, minors can apply for their own passport from Passport Seva Online under the “Passport for Minor’ section. Passport for Minors allows children to own their passport. This makes it no longer acceptable to have minors’ names endorsed on their father’s passport, according to the new guidelines released by the Indian government. Also, passports for minors come with a 36-page booklet.
A parent or legal guardian may apply for a minor’s passport. Furthermore, a minor’s passport cannot be issued without the permission and consent of either the parent or the legal guardian.
The procedure to apply for a minor’s passport is as follows:
Identity Document or Certificate
Statement of one parent or guardian for minor passport
Parent or guardian’s declaration for minor passport
Sample affidavit to replace a lost or damaged passport
No Objection Certificate
Prior Intimation Letter
Acknowledgment to affirm the information provided in the application for a minor
Special circumstances for children who need passports
The passport of a minor is valid for five years or until he becomes eighteen. However, minors between the age of 15 and 18 may apply for a passport that is good for 10 years rather than one that is valid until they turn 18. Furthermore, the passport application fee may vary based on the category a minor selects, in addition to the cost for a passport valid for 10 years. A passport for 10 years costs more than a passport valid till the minor is 18 years old. It’s important to remember that a 10-year passport may only be obtained after a complete police verification.
Credit Cards (VISA or MasterCard)
1.5% + service tax
Debit Cards (VISA or MasterCard)
1.5% + service tax
Internet Banking (SBI and Associate Banks)
SBI Internet Banking is free
SBI Bank Challan
Free. The cash payable should be deposited at the nearest SBI branch after 3 hours of generating the challan and within 85 days.
SBI Wallet Payment
1.5% + service tax
According to their eligibility, the documents that minors under the age of 18 must provide while applying for a new passport are separated into pointers. The following documentation is required of children in order to meet certain eligibility requirements:
➔ Minors between the ages of 15 and 18: Documentary proof in the form of a birth certificate issued by a municipal authority or any other organization authorized by the Registrar of Births and Deaths to issue birth certificates is necessary if the applicant is qualified for the Non-ECR category.
➔ Minors from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Nagaland under the age of 18 years:
➔ Children of Government/PSU/Statutory body employees with police verification:
➔ Kids of PSU/Government/Statutory body employees without police verification:
➔ Kids of parent(s) holding a valid passport with spouse name endorsed:
➔ Children of Parent(s) who reside abroad:
➔ Minors adopted by Indian Parents:
➔ Kids adopted by foreign parents:
➔ Children below the of 18 years with divorced parents:
➔ Kids looking to avail a passport whose parents are separated but not legally divorced:
➔ Children who are brought up by a single parent (Child born out of wedlock):
➔ Minors who’s one parent is deceased:
➔ When a minor’s passport application is made by one parent because the other parent has not given approval, or when a guardian makes the application because either one or both parents have not given consent, the following documents must be presented:
➔ When passport for children under 18 years of age is applied by legal guardian:
➔ Students who doesn’t stay away from their parent’s present residential address:
➔ For availing a passport for children born through surrogacy: