Passport Application for Minors: Apply Online in 4 Easy Steps


Passport Application for Minors: Apply Online in 4 Easy Steps

Is your cross-border trip with your family finally happening? If yes, don’t forget to apply for a passport for minors while you apply for your passport!

According to the Indian passport seva authority, the minimum age for passport in India is 1 day.  Every Indian should own a passport regardless of age. Thus, along with your passport, you should also apply for a minor passport whether your children are one day or eighteen years.

Although passport application in India is a straightforward process, applying for a minor passport can be slightly confusing, given the longevity of the process. Well, worry no more!  

Today through this blog, we will address the online procedure of passport application for minors. But first, let us define what is a minor passport. 

What is a Minor Passport?


A minor passport is a passport essentially issued for individuals under the age of 18 years. The passport is specially designed for infants, children, and teenagers who wish to travel to international destinations. The passport application for minors in India is similar to an adult passport. However, the validity of a minor passport may vary from that of an adult passport.

Generally, the minor should have consent from at least one parent or a legal guardian for a minor passport application.

Now that you know what is minor passport, read further to learn the online application process.

How to Apply for a Minor Passport Online? 

To apply for a minor's passport online, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Step 1: Sign up on the official website of Passport Seva Kendra Website.
  • Step 2: Log in to your PSK account using your credentials. 
  • Step 3: Navigate to the online passport application form for minors and fill in the details carefully.
  • Step 4: Carefully check the details before submitting the form and pay the online fee through credit card/ debit card/ net banking/ UPI etc.

Knowing the details below is important to ensure a successful minor’s passport application.

Eligibility Criteria for Passport Application for Minors 

To be eligible for a minor passport, an individual should be under the age of 18 years. The criteria below can help a juvenile easily own a minor passport in India.

  • At least one or both parents of the minor should be a citizen of India.
  • The minor should be below 18 years of age. Applicants between 15-18 years may need additional documents as specified under the passport application procedure.
  • If the parents are together, then the consent of both parents is required during the passport application.
  • For separated, divorced, widow/widower parents, consent from at least one parent or legal guardian may be accepted. The parent may be asked to submit an affidavit explaining the circumstances. 
  • The minor should have necessary documents such as a birth certificate, address proof, a duly filled passport application form for minors, photographs, etc.

Documents Required for a Minor Passport in India 

Based on the eligibility criteria, the documents required for a Minor passport in India may vary. You may be asked to present the below-mentioned documents while applying for a minor’s passport in India.  

  • Citizenship Proof:  The minor’s birth certificate with the mentioned birthplace can work as certified proof of citizenship.
  • Current Address: The current residential address of the parents can be proof of the current address of the minor.
  • Copy of parent’s passport: If the applicant is a single parent, a copy of their passport can be accepted. However, if both parents are available, a copy of the passport of both parents may be required.
  • Photographs: Colored passport-size photographs of the minor must be submitted in dimensions 4.5*3.5.

Additionally, the applicant must provide an affidavit with a certain Annexure as mentioned below:

  • Annexure E: A standard affidavit in case of a normal passport for the minor.
  • Annexure C: An affidavit explaining the circumstances must be required if the parental consent of only one parent is provided in the passport application for a minor.
  • Annexure D: An affidavit if the minor stays with a single parent
  • Annexure G: If the minor can not obtain consent from both biological parents.
  • Annexure H: If the minor lives with legal guardians.

What is the Validity of a Minor Passport?

The validity of minor passports may vary based on the minor's age. 

  • If the minor is between 15-18 years of age, a passport with a validity of 10 years shall be provided after police verification.
  • If the minor is below 15 years, the passport validity may be five years or until the minor turns 18, whatever is earlier.

Please note that a minor's passport in case of a minor under 15 years is invalid after the minor turns 19.

What is the Fee for a Minor Passport Application? 

The passport fee for  minors may vary based on the scheme (Normal/ Tatkaal), validity renewal, exhaustion of pages etc. Refer to the table below for an idea of passport fees for minors.

Category Normal Tatkaal
Fresh Passport for minors less than 15 years ₹1000 ₹3000
Fresh Passport for minors between 15-18 years (5 years validity/ till 18) ₹1000 ₹3000
Fresh Passport for minors between 15-18 years (10 years validity with 36-page booklet) ₹1500 ₹3500
Fresh Passport for minors between 15-18 years (10 years validity with 60-page booklet) ₹2000 ₹4000
Reissue Passports for minors less than 15 years (validity expired) ₹1000 ₹3000
Reissue Passports for minors less than 15 years (delete ECR/ Change in personal particulars) ₹1000 ₹3000
Reissue Passports for minors less than 15 years (due to exhaustion of pages) ₹1000 ₹3000
Reissue Passports for minors less than 15 years (due to expired and lost passports) ₹1000 ₹3000
Reissue Passports for minors between 15-18 years (5 years validity/ till 18) ₹1000 ₹3000
Reissue Passports for minors between 15-18 years (10 years validity with 36 pages) ₹1500 ₹3500
Reissue Passports for minors between 15-18 years (10 years validity with 60 pages) ₹2000 ₹4000

Note: The passport fees for minors are a Passport India official website reference. For more details on passport fees for minors, refer to the official website of Passport India official website.

Safeguard Your Child’s Minor Passport with Travel Insurance 

As you are now well-versed in the details of a minor passport, it is time to apply for one! 

While you plan a foreign trip with your family, you shouldn’t risk your journey against any unforeseen danger! Thus, while applying for a minor’s passport and booking your flight tickets, don’t forget to cover it with a destination-specific travel plan with Care Health Insurance.

At Care Health Insurance, through our destination-specific travel insurance, we ensure that you and your loved ones remain covered under a financial umbrella if a financial thunder strikes. 

International travel insurance ensures coverage against various medical and non-medical emergencies throughout your journey. Thus, while you are embarking on making memories, stay safe with the best travel insurance plan.

Disclaimer: Plan features, benefits, coverage, and claims underwriting are subject to policy terms and conditions. Kindly refer to the brochure, sales prospectus, and policy documents carefully.

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