Indian Passport for Children under 18 years of age (minors)
Each person must have their own separate passport including children. Their name can no longer be included in the parent's passport. Passports for children up to 18 years of age will be valid for five years from the date of issue or until the child attains the age of 18 years, whichever is less. If the child is over 17 years but less than 18 years, a normal 5-year validity passport will be issued, for a normal fee.

While completing an online application, in the 'service desired' field, choose option 'Passport for Children under 18 years of age'.

Additional Documents
  • Application form must be notarized.

  • An application for change of appearance is required on every renewal until the child turns 18 years old. A photo must be glued on the form and it must be notarized.

  • Notarized photocopies of first and last pages of the passports of both the parents.

    Notarized photocopies of the valid visa status of both parents.

    If either of the parents is deceased, a photocopy of the death certificate.

    If parents are divorced, a photocopy of a divorce decree and custodianship order of the court.

  • Notarized No Objection Certificate/Affidavit from both parents.

  • If the child is on Adjustment of Status (I-485), photocopy of parents EAD along with the child's I-485 receipt notice.

  • For proof of residence, it can be applicant's state ID or parents proof of residence.

  • If the child is born in the U.S., submit the Submission of Registration of birth at the Indian Embassy/Consulate.

  • If the child's name is endorsed on either parent's passport, submit the original passport of that parent. Additionally, notarized photocopy of the endorsement page, and first five and last 2 pages of the passport of parent's passport is required. Passport would be issued to the minor child and the child's name would be deleted from the passport of that parent.