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.
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.
To apply for a minor's passport online, follow the below-mentioned steps:
Knowing the details below is important to ensure a successful minor’s passport application.
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.
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.
Additionally, the applicant must provide an affidavit with a certain Annexure as mentioned below:
The validity of minor passports may vary based on the minor's age.
Please note that a minor's passport in case of a minor under 15 years is invalid after the minor turns 19.
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.
|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.
As you are now well-versed in the details of a minor passport, it is time to apply for one!
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