Passport for Minors in India: Application Procedure, Required Documents, and Fees

Are you minor planning to apply for a passport? Don’t worry! The minors can also apply for a passport in India. The concerned authorities in India will issue Minor passports for individuals under 18 years. As per the guidelines of the Government of India, the minor must have a separate passport in his/her name. The minor cannot get a passport in the name of his/her father’s or guardian’s passport, as per the Indian Government’s guidelines. In this post, we furnished the complete information about the Passport for Minors, application procedure, fees, required documents, and more. Have a look!

What is Minor Passport?

The individuals who are below 18 years of age are referred to as minors. Such minors need to apply for a passport in case they are planning to travel abroad. The minors can’t obtain a passport in the name of their father or guardian. The concerned authorities will issue a 36 pages minor passport booklet to the applicants. The parent or guardian of the minor can apply for the minor’s passport. It means the parent or guardian must give their consent to issue a Passport for minors. 

Minor Passport Eligibility

The applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria to obtain a Passport application for minors. 

  • Applicant must have an age between 15 and 18 years.
  • The parents of the applicant must be Indian citizens.
  • The individual can apply for a passport with a validity of 10 years.
  • The applicant whose age is below 15 years will be issued a passport with a validity of 5 years. Otherwise, they can apply for a passport till they turn 18.

The passport for minors will be issued based on certain factors. We curated the list of the factors on which the Minor Passport Eligibility will depend.

  • Minors from Jammu and Kashmir
  • Parents Divorced
  • Age of the Minors between 15 and 18 years who are willing to apply for a passport with 10 years validity
  • Minors from Nagaland
  • Parents residing abroad
  • Parent with a valid passport and spouse name endorsed
  • Passport applied by a legal guardian of the minor
  • Government/Statutory Body Employees’ Minor Children
  • Single Parents
  • Passport applied by either father or mother when the other parent isn’t willing to give consent

When the minor fulfills any of the above-listed eligibility conditions, he or she can apply for a passport. 

Documents Required to Apply for Minor Passport

There are specific requirements for a passport for minors in India. In this post, we listed the documents needed to apply for a Passport for minors. The required documents will depend on the eligibility criteria of the applicant. Check it out!

Basic Documents

  • Present Address Proof
  • Date of Birth Proof
  • If the single parent is applying for the minor, the address proof of that particular parent will be required.

For minors between 15 and 18 years of age

  • Basic Documents

For Applicants under 18 years from Jammu and Kashmir and Nagaland,

  • Basic Documents
  • Declaration assuring the details provided in the application as per Annexure D.

For Applicants who are born through Surrogacy,

  • Basic Documents
  • Declaration assuring the details provided in the application as per Annexure D.
  • A declaration that confirms the information provided in the application as per Annexure I.

For children of Government/Statutory Body/PSU Employees with Police Verification,

  • Basic Documents
  • Declaration assuring the details provided in the application as per Annexure D.

For children of Government/Statutory Body/PSU Employees without Police Verification,

  • Basic Documents
  • Original Identity Certificate as per Annexure A
  • Declaration assuring the details provided in the application as per Annexure D.

For Applicant’s Parents who reside abroad,

  • Basic Documents
  • A declaration that confirms the information provided in the application as per Annexure D. 
  • A declaration that confirms the information provided in the application as per Annexure C. [Annexure C is needed if one parent hasn’t given consent or if Annexure D cannot be arranged]

For Applicant’s Parents holding a valid passport with spouse name endorsed,

  • Basic Documents
  • Attested Photocopy of Passport of both or one parent
  • A declaration that confirms the information provided in the application as per Annexure D. 

For kids adopted by foreign residents

  • Basic Documents
  • A copy of the guarantee executed before the corresponding court
  • CARA No Objection Certificate
  • Court decree/order in the name of the legal guardian

For kids brought up by a single parent,

  • Basic Documents
  • A declaration that confirms the information provided in the application as per Annexure C.

In case, the legal guardian of the children under 18 years of age applies for the passport, 

  • Basic Documents
  • Court Order in the name of legal guardian
  • A declaration assuring the details furnished in the application as per Annexure D.

For Children [education purposes] who reside away from their parent’s present address,

  • Basic Documents
  • Student ID card issued by any government recognized educational institution especially for full-time courses
  • Bonafide Letter from the authorized signatory of UGC recognized college on the official letterhead.
  • A declaration assuring the details furnished in the application as per Annexure D.

For minors residing with a single parent when one parent is deceased,

  • Basic Documents
  • Death Certificate of first marriage spouse
  • A declaration assuring the details furnished in the application as per Annexure D.

One parent of the minor doesn’t give consent while the other parent permits for passport application. [OR] In case, the passport is applied by the guardian as one or both parents [OR] both the parents aren’t giving consent.

  • Basic Documents
  • A declaration assuring the details furnished in the application as per Annexure C.

For children seeking to obtain a passport in case their parents are separated but not legally divorced,

  • Basic Documents
  • A declaration assuring the details furnished in the application as per Annexure C.

For Kids aged below 18 years when the parents got divorced,

  • Basic Documents
  • A declaration assuring the details furnished in the application as per Annexure D.
  • A certified copy of the court order for custody of the kid in the name of the applicant’s parent

For minors who are adopted by Indian parents,

  • Basic Documents
  • A declaration assuring the details furnished in the application as per Annexure D.
  • A valid adoption deed with the child’s photo duly attested by the court

Procedure to Apply for Minor Passport

Individuals who aren’t aware of the procedure for renewal of minor passport in India can check this guide. The application procedure for a minor passport will be identical to the normal adult passport. In this post, we provided a detailed guide for the Passport application for minors. Check it out!

  • At first, visit the official website of Passport Seva Portal.
  • On the home page of the website, you can find the link to register as a new user.
  • Enter some of the vital credentials in the application and finish the registration process.
  • Using the login ID and password, log into the portal.
  • Click the link ‘Apply for a Passport.’
  • You can select the ‘Minor’ category for the issuance of a passport.
  • Fill in the vital details in the application form.
  • Submit the application form online. 
  • Make the payment online or DD. 

That’s all! This is the simple procedure for passport application for minors. 

Validity of Minor Passport

Before applying for a passport for a minor in India, the applicants need to know the validity details based on the type of minor passport.

  • The minors whose age is between 15 and 18 years can apply for a passport with a validity of 10 years. 
  • For minors whose age is below 15 years, the passport validity will be 5 years.
  • The minor’s passport will be valid for 5 years until the applicant attains 18 years of age.

The important point is that the passport with 10-year validity will be issued to the applicants only after conducting police verification.

Minor Passport Fees

The Passport fees for minors will depend on the category selected by a minor. The Minor passport application fees will be different for the issuance of a fresh passport and reissuance of a passport.

Regular Passport Fee 

  • For Applicants whose age is below 15 years – Rs. 1000
  • For applicants whose age is between 15 and 18 years – Rs. 1000

Tatkaal Passport Fee

  • For applicants whose age is below 15 years – Rs. 3000
  • For applicants whose age is between 15 and 18 years – Rs. 3000

Minor Passport Reissuance Fee

The fees for the passport renewal for minors will be different from the fresh passport.

Reason for Passport ReissuanceAge of the ApplicantRequired ValidityNormal ChargesTatkaal Charges
Expired Validity / Change in Details or Delete ECRBelow 15 YearsAllRs. 1000Rs. 3000
Expired Validity / Change in Details or Delete ECRBetween 15 and 18 Years5 years or until the age of 18 yearsRs. 1000Rs. 3000
Expired Validity / Change in Details or Delete ECRBetween 15 and 18 Years10 years (36 pages)Rs. 1500Rs. 3500
Expired Validity / Change in Details or Delete ECRBetween 15 and 18 Years10 years (60 pages)Rs. 2000Rs. 4000
Exhaustion of PagesBelow 15 YearsAllRs. 1000Rs. 3000
Exhaustion of PagesBetween 15 and 18 Years5 years or until the age of 18 yearsRs. 1000Rs. 3000
Exhaustion of PagesBetween 15 and 18 Years10 years (36 pages)Rs. 1500Rs. 3500
Exhaustion of PagesBetween 15 and 18 Years10 years (60 pages)Rs. 2000Rs. 4000
Lost or Damaged PassportBetween 15 years and 18 years5 years or until the age of 18 yearsRs. 1000Rs. 3000
Lost or Damaged PassportBetween 15 years and 18 yearsPassport expired (36 pages)Rs. 1500Rs. 3500
Lost or Damaged PassportBetween 15 years and 18 yearsPassport expired (60 pages)Rs. 2000Rs. 4000
Lost or Damaged PassportBetween 15 years and 18 yearsPassport not expired (36 pages)Rs. 3000Rs. 5000
Lost or Damaged PassportBetween 15 years and 18 yearsPassport not expired (60 pages)Rs. 3500Rs. 5500

Payment Modes

The minors can pay the applicable fee for passport application via Credit/Debit Cards, Internet Banking [SBI and other associate banks], and SBI Challan. The applicants need to pay separate charges besides the Minor Passport’s application fee.

  • In case the payment is done via credit card, 1.5% and service tax charges will be imposed.
  • In case the payment is made through a debit card, 1.5% and service tax charges will be imposed.
  • In the case of internet banking or SBI Challan, no service tax and charges will be imposed.

Minor Passport FAQs

The individuals seeking to apply for a minor passport might have some doubts and queries. To help such applicants, we furnished some of the frequently asked questions along with the answers in this post. Check it out!

  1. How long does a minor passport last?

    The validity of a minor passport is 5 years. Otherwise, till they reach the age of 18 years, the passport's validity will be 5 years.

  2. Is there a separate passport application form required for minors?

    As per the guidelines of the Indian Government, minors can apply for a passport through a separate passport application form.

  3. Do minors need to be present for passport?

    Yes, the minors must be physically present at the Passport Seva Kendra to give their photographs and biometrics.

  4. Do minors need police verification for passport?

    In case, any of the parents of the minor has a passport with accurate validity and the spouse's name endorsed on it doesn't require police verification for the minor. For further verification, the original passports of both parents of the applicant should be submitted.

  5. Do both parents needed be present for a minor passport in India?

    The minor’s parents must be present at the Passport Seva Kendra during the time of the Passport application for minors. Otherwise, one parent must visit the PSK carrying the passports of both the parents. In some situations, the In-charge of the PSK might call for the other parent if not satisfied with the individual's signature on Annexure-D.

Well, this is everything you need to know about the Passport for minors. We hope this guide has given enough information about the Requirements for a passport for minors in India, application procedure, fee details, and more. If you still have any doubts or queries, just ask us in the comments section. Stay tuned to this website to learn more about the passport types, documents required for various passports, and more. 

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