Indian Passport in USA for Minors - FAQ
Minor
Anyone under the age of 18 years is considered minor for issuance of passport purposes.

Passport validity
  • Under age 15 years:
    Validity of passport is 5 years or until they are 18 years of age, whichever is earlier.

  • 15-18 years:
    10 years validity passport is issued.

  • Adults:
    10 years validity passport is issued.

Separate passport
A separate passport for each person including each minor is necessary in his/her own name. Endorsement of child's name in parent's passport is not allowed any longer.

Signature
Applications for minors under the age of 15 years must be signed by the applicant as well as by both parents or in case of application by courier.

Thumb impression
Left thumb impression for boys and right thumb impression for girls is necessary in the application form, in the allocated space.

Passport pages
As the passport to minors is issued for 5 years only, they can get only 36 pages booklet. They can't apply for a 60 pages booklet.

Parents
  • Both parents should have valid passports and each other's names should be printed on their respective passport. Otherwise, submit a marriage certificate.

  • Submit an attested copy of father's passport.

  • If father is abroad, submit a sworn affidavit attested by the Indian mission/Regional passport office along with an attested photocopy of the passport.