Re-issue of Passport to Children
Name of children is no longer included in parents’ passports. All minor children are required to have separate passports. A minor child below 15 years of age is issued a passport with 5 years validity or till the minor attains the age of 18 years, whichever is less.
Children between the ages of 15 and 18 have the option to apply for minor passport valid until he/she attains 18 years of age or full validity passport.
A new Passport can be issued on the expiry, or up to one year before expiry of any Passport, which had an initial validity of 5 years.
Applicant shall fill online passport application on https://passport.gov.in/nri/. This will generate the Web File Number and PDF file.
- The print-out of the saved PDF file of online passport application is to be submitted to the nearest center of BLS International, the outsourcing agency.
- Thumb impression (left in respect of male child, and right in respect of the female child) should be affixed in the space provided for this purpose in the application form.
- Both Parents should sign the application (as consent for issuance of a passport for the child) and copies of their identification proof (self-attested/signed), e.g. passport and Canadian visa should be attached.
- Existing passport along with a copy of first five pages and the last page of the passport.
- Four identical recent photographs – Colour – against a light background showing full frontal view of the face (size 2 inch x 2 inch ). More details on photo specifications may please be seen under the ‘General Guidelines’.
- Original PR Card with a self-attested/signed photocopy (both sides) or notarized copies of both sides of the PR Card may be submitted.
- In the case of divorced parents, a copy of the divorce certificate is required along with a Court custody certificate of the child. A sworn affidavit stating about legal custody, etc., and taking legal responsibility for any dispute in future from other parent to be filed.
- If one of the parent’s is deceased, a copy of the Death Certificate should be furnished.
- Duly notarized affidavit is required in case of change of passport due to change in appearance.
- For change in appearance, a statement attested by the Notary Public has to be submitted along with the application.
- If the passport has expired for more than six months, an explanation, as to why the passport has not been renewed, should accompany the application.
- If the passport has remained expired for more than one year, the applicant should submit a search letter from the Canadian authorities certifying that he/she has not acquired Canadian citizenship.
- If the passport has remained expired for more than three years, the case is taken as a fresh issue of passport. This involves fresh verification from India. A search letter from the Canadian authorities, certifying that the applicant has not acquired Canadian citizenship, should be furnished. Four copies of the Personal Particular Forms (PP Form), duly completed with four copies of the identical recent photographs should be submitted.
The Consulate shall inform the applicant in case any additional document is required.