I got sworn affidavit in Jan-2010. Let me explain you what documents are required. This process is very simple, don't take much pain, because i gone through all pain.
This Documents, i used for Washington, DC:
1) child-indian-passport-affidavit-one-parent.pdf(Sworn Affidavit, attached)
2) APPLICATION FOR MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES (tick others option, and in first page fill applicant's details)
3) Online Application Form (for Washington, DC. If you are sending by mail then it is just for their records, if you are go in personal then it is considered as appointment)
4) Notarized Birth Certificate (if it is not in English)
5) Residence Proof(Lease, electricity bill etc.)
6) Fees (if you are sending by mail, then return mail charges.
Embassy will take 3 working weeks if you are sending in mail. if you are going in personal then it will be done in 1 day.
In case of any doubts, mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call me any time : 704 906 2675.
Last edited by vipulkgosai; 06-06-2010 at 05:26 PM. Reason: add more information.
I am residing in USA, Sanfrancisco. I need to renew my child's passport residing with me in USA, but I cannot get her father's signature who is in India on application form. Please help and send some suggestions how to renew it in this scenario. I need the help very urgently.
I'm also in same boat as you guys are. This thread gave me lot's of information.
I have to get sworn affidavit form embassy for applying passport for my daughter in India ; and when reading the steps in web page of embassy in SF, they have not mentioned nothing.
My daughter is in india with my parents, and we both mother and father living in usa. We are bringing her here next year and i need to apply her passport asap.
As we are here,
1. can we apply passport by mail ?
2. For sworn affidavit what we need, can any body post the affidavit if both parents are abroad.
3. Do we need to get Power Of Attorney also and
send that to india for applying the passport (if my parent apply the passport)
if yes can anyone please post the text for the "Power Of Attorney"
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Can we mail notorized copy of original passport instead of original passport to Indian embassy for getting affedavit?
Again i am posting on same thread. Let me explain you process in details.
First collect all documents
1) your kid's birth certificate (Ask ur family to send scan and attach in mail, prefered color otherwise b/w will do)
2) Your ID proof like license copy or valid government issued proof
3) your address proof like electricity bill, lease agreement
4) Most important Sworn Affidavit. Fill it and get it notorized in my previous post i hv attached.
5) Application Form. All embassy have application form for any kind of service. Here you are the applicant so fill ur details with ur photo. and tick last option.
6) Passport. If you are going in personal then better carry ur passport. But If ur sending through mail, then Ideally speaking its depends on embassy to embassy. But i hv heared from many people that notorized copy of all pages of ur passport will sufficient. In that case no need to send your original passport. During my time, i sent my original passport through mail. It is ok here to send your original passport through mail, but you have to make sure you are taking proper service from postal. Like they are giving some option like Receipt Authorization(this will tell you who has received your courier) and overnight delivery. You can track online. Only drawback here is embassy's processing time. Few embassy will take 3 days, one week or 3 week time (excluding holiday and weekends). So you have to patience.
7) A Copy of work authorization Letter like L1 approval or H1 Approval etc...
8) Fees. Generally $10 is application fees. chk ur embassy site. Issue Money Order. If you are sending through mail then $20 for overnight return service. so in that case 2 money order 1 for $10 and 2 for $20.
9) Not required but important one is letter to embassy for service
If you need any help i m still available on 704 906 2675
The Consulate General Of India,
[Washington , DC]
Sub : Application for Sworn Affidavit.
I am hereby submitting the application for Sworn Affidavit for my daughter’s passport.
The procedure given at your website is followed and all the required documents are also enclosed with.
I am staying in USA and my wife and daughter are staying in INDIA. My wife is applying for my daughter’s passport in INDIA.
In case need any further information or clarification; please do not hesitate to call me at [XXXXX)
Thanking you in anticipation.
1. My original current passport ( <Passport NO>)
2. Completed application Form.
3. Sworn Affidavit
4. Notarized Birth Certificate
5. Money Order of 30$ (inclusive $20 for overnight return service)
6. A Copy of Lease Agreement
7. A Copy of Lerner permit
8. A Copy of work authorization I-797 approval.
I am searching for the information about how to get my Daughter's passport renew as she is in india with her grandparents and we both father and mother are here in US.She has to go for US Visa Stamping but since her Passport gets expire in August so first she needs to get her passport renew.
Please provide me some information about how to do this process when both the parents are abroad.
do we need to follow the same procedure as mentioned above .
But the sworn certificate attached above needs info about one parent and while the other will be in india to apply for kids passport.
what if both the parents are in abroad and Grand parents apply for her passport renewal?
Help me out by providing all the info.
Last edited by mdsultana; 04-28-2011 at 02:00 PM.
Thanks for good guidelines, but I have one question
This is regarding making Affidavit for my daughter's passport which is staying in India, currently I have following documents
1. Company salary slip on current residential address.
2. Bank Statement with current residential address.
3. Blue letter for driving license with current residential address.
4. Mobile bill monthly statement on the current address.
I do not have leasing agreement for the current residential address as I am staying with my friends.
So these above mentioned documents will be sufficient for the getting Affidavit for the minor passport?
Could you please assist me for the document and process?
Last edited by VishalWhawal; 05-05-2011 at 10:22 PM. Reason: Making it as urgent help - appreciated
Hi, I had visited NY consulate to get affidavit for my daughter's passport on 21st Mar 2012. I am living in US , while my wife and daughter are in India. Hence I decided to take affidavit for my daughter. Here is very simple process for NY Consulate ( I am not sure of other consulates)
Docs required when you go in person:
1. Original passport with I-94 ( preferrably with I-94)
2. Two copies of the affidavit signed by you. Here in the application downloaded from NY consulate website, you find both father and mother name to sign. But you sign as applicable (father/mother) and leave the other one blank. May be mother has to sign while applying for passport in India in front of the passport officer ( but I am not sure)
Thats it, you dont need of any other docs like address proof, identity proof ...nothing. Why I am saying this is, before I am going to NY consulate I was skeptic what all docs should I carry? Especially I was staying with my friends, so I did not have any address proof
Fee: USD 10 only
When and how should you go:
1. Go early in the morning. The reason is applications are accepted till 12: 15PM or so. After that no applications are accepted.
2.Better to be by 8:30AM, you may find some queue by then !
3. You will be given a serial number at the entrance
4. wait in the down stairs ( left hand side) till your number is called upon in electronic display
5. show the docs to the officer and pay USD10
6. They keep the passport and 2 copies of the affidavit with them and you will be given a receipt for 10 USD
7. They will ask you show up in the evening 4:30PM or so, as per the crowd
8. Go in the evening to collect Asst Consular signed affidavit and your passport
Thats all, go back to home with smiling face and guessing your baby soon in US.