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Passport Application for Minors in India

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Below 15 years

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36 Pages


5 years

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Processing time:

30 Days

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Are you planning to get a passport for your child? Here, in this blog you will get to know all details about passport for minors in India. Parents or guardian can apply online for passport application for minors in India. Before starting the process, you must understand the documents and fees required for minor passport. Thus blog will explain the different scenarios and age-related considerations for minor passports.

Passport for minors

Indians below 18 years of age are eligible to apply under minor category. The minor must have a separate passport as per the Indian passport act. There are two categories of minor passports based on the validity of the passport, i.e.

  1. Minors below the age of 15 can apply for a 5-year-validity passport.
  2. Minors between the ages of 15 and 18 have the option to apply for a 10-year or 5-year validity till reach the age of 18 years.

Parents need to apply online for passport for minors using the official website of Passportseva. It needs to fill out a form online, make a fee payment, and schedule an appointment for a PSK visit on the same website. On the appointment date, parents have to visit PSK with their child for document verification. After submissions and verification at PSK, police verification will take place at a police station near your present address. Following these steps, you will get your minor passport at your address in 25 -30 working days.

There are two modes of passport application for minors, i.e., normal and tatkal. It takes around 25-30 days for passport processing in normal mode, but you can get your minor passport in 2-3 days using the tatkal mode of application.

Documents Required for Passport for Minors

Parents or guardian has to submit documents while applying for passport for minors. It needs to submit documents to the PSK (Passport Seva Kendra). Following is the list of documents required in general for passport application for minors.

  1. Present address proof (Aadhaar Card)
  2. Date of birth proof ( Birth Certificate)
  3. Annexure D for declaring consent by parents

List of acceptable documents 

Address proof

  1. Water Bill
  2. Telephone
  3. Electricity bill
  4. Income Tax Assessment Order
  5. Election Commission Photo ID card
  6. Proof of Gas Connection
  7. Certificate from Employer of reputed companies on letter head
  8. Spouse’s passport copy (showing family details on it and the applicant’s present address matches the address mentioned in the spouse’s passport)
  9. Parent’s passport copy, in case of minors(First and last page)
  10. Aadhaar Card
  11. Rent Agreement
  12. Photo Passbook of running Bank Account (Scheduled Public Sector Banks, Scheduled Private Sector Indian Banks and Regional Rural Banks only)

Except Aadhar card, above document of parents name are acceptable

Date of Birth proof

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Transfer/School leaving/Matriculation Certificate
  3. Policy Bond issued by the Public Life Insurance Corporations/Companies having the DOB of the holder
  4. PAN Card issued by the Income Tax Department
  5. Driving License issued by the Transport department of concerned state Government
  6. A declaration given by the Head of the Orphanage/Child Care Home on their official letter head of the organization confirming the DOB of the applicant

Additional documents may require for minor passport as per cases

Applicant Case Documents required
Between 15 and 18 years of age for 10 years validity passport Proof of Non ECR category
Divorced parents Certified copy of the court order
Parents separated but not divorced Annexure C
Single parents(Child out of wedlock) Annexure C
Single parents(one parent deceased) Death Certificate of First Marriage Spouse
Legal guardian applies for a passport Court Decree/order in respect of legal guardian
Parent(s) resident abroad Annexure C
Children of Government/PSU/Statutory body employees Identity Certificate in original as per Annexure A
Parent(s) holding valid Passport with spouse name endorsed Attested photocopy of Passport of both or either parent
Applied by one parent when other parent not giving consent Annexure C
Adopted child Court attested valid adoption deed with photo of the child


  1. Annexure C: Declaration by applicant’s parent or guardians for issue of Indian passport for minor when one parent has not given consent
  2. Annexure D:Declaration by applicant’s parent or guardians for issue of Indian passport for minor
  3. Assume as both parents consent is available
  4. Parents name address proof is accepted
  5. Carry original and self attested copies of parents passport at PSK
  6. Documents can be attested by parents

Passport fees for Minor

The fee for the minor passport varies according to the scheme selected. It also depends on the validity of the passport and the age of the minor. There are different fee structures for fresh passports and passport renewal.

Age group Validity Normal Scheme Tatkaal Scheme
Less than 15 years 5 years or till 18 years  Rs.1000/- Rs. 3000/-
Between 15 to 18 years 10 years Rs. 1500/ Rs. 3500/-
5 years or till 18 years  Rs.1000/- Rs. 3000/-


how to apply for minor passport online

How to apply for passport application for minors?

The procedure of passport application for minors is similar to that of an ordinary passport application for adult in that changes occur in documents and charges.

The parents or legal guardians of the child can apply for a passport. Here are the steps for applying for a passport application for minors.

  1. Register the applicant on the Passport Seva Website.
  2. Create a login ID and password
  3. Click on apply for a Fresh passport. Enter details related to passport type
  4. Enter the applicant details and fill in the application form
  5. Make payment of fees required as per mode normal or tatkal for PSK
  6. Schedule an appointment for a passport for minors at passport seva Kendra
  7. Once you have submitted the online application form for the passport successfully,  Download the application form and take print out of it. Take the payment receipt.
  8. Parents/Guardians need to visit selected PSK on appointment date and time with passport application and documents

After successful submission of the application form and documents at PSK,  police verification is required for a minor passport with a validity of 5 years or 10 ears.

Note: Police verification for minor passport (5 years validity) is not required if minor’s either or both parents hold a valid passport and the name of either parent is mentioned in his/her spouse′s passport.

Procedure to apply for a Infant Passport

The applicant’s parents or guardians need to follow the same steps mentioned above for the online application of an infant passport, i.e., for children below 4 years of age. While visiting the PSK or POPSK on the appointment date, it is necessary to carry a passport photograph of size 4.5 cm in length * 3.5 cm in width for passport application.

Minor passport rules

Here are some of the important points to know about minor passport before starting passport application for minors

  1. Authorities do not allow endorsing a child’s name in the parent’s passport. Not even in the case when the baby is 1 month old. You need to apply for a fresh passport. To apply for a passport for minors in India you must have the documents required for a kid’s passport
  2. Ideally both parents should be present at PSK/POPSK while application or one parent may be present with passports of both parents.
  3. If one of the minor’s parents is in a foreign country, the passport application process requires them to submit an consent copy of other parent in  Annexure D along with minor’s passport application.
  4. It is not mandatory for both parents to have a passport if one parent is in a foreign country.
  5. When a minor is living with their legal parents or guardian, he/she needs to take the consent of both parents while applying for the passport and submitting the documents required for a minor passport.
  6. Indian passport for minor consists of 36 pages booklet. Unlike the passport of an adult, the minor’s passport validity depends on the age of the minor.

Point to know for Passport seva kendra visit

You can reach 15 minutes prior to the appointment time. Authorities advise minors to go with their parents without waiting in line.

At PSK, the officials will take the biometric prints of fingers and iris, along with the photograph. After completing the verification process, they will issue a receipt to you. Keep this receipt for police verification.

When the police verification is done for 10 years validity minor passport —it will take 30 days to get your passport for minors in India and 5-7 days in the case of a Tatkal passport. Moreover, the passport-tracking facility is also available on the PSK website where you can track your passport application for minors.

Also read

How to apply for a passport online

Passport fees in India

How to change ECR passport to ECNR passport




Can I apply for passport online for minor?

Yes, you can apply for a passport online for your child.

What documents are required for Infant passport?

To apply for a Infant passport, you will need to submit a birth certificate, proof of address, passport-sized photographs, and an application form.

Are both parents required for minor passport application?

Both parents are required to sign the application form for a minor passport. However, if one parent is not available, the other parent can provide passport of both parents and Annexure D as well.

Is Aadhaar card mandatory for minor passport?

Aadhaar card is not mandatory for a minor passport, but it can be used as a proof of identity.

Is birth certificate mandatory for minor passport?

Yes, a birth certificate is mandatory for a minor passport.

Can a minor apply passport in Tatkal?

Yes, a minor can apply for a passport in Tatkal. However, the Tatkal fee will apply.

How long does it take to get a minor passport in India?

It usually takes 30 days to get a minor passport in India. However, it may take longer if there are any problems with the application or if the police verification takes longer than expected.

Is Aadhaar card enough for passport?

No, Aadhaar card is not enough for a passport. You will also need to submit other documents, such as a birth certificate and proof of address.

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