Applying for Minor passport with only one parent and spouse name not endorsed

Apply Minor Passport without Spouse Name Endorsed- Experience

In Immigration| Visas by Kumar43 Comments

One of the most commonly asked questions is around “how to apply for minor/ child passport, where either of the parents or both of them have their passports, but neither of the spouse’s names are not endorsed in their passports”.  Recently my sister applied for her kid’s passport, thanks to her for taking time to share her experience in Bangalore, India PSK. You can share yours here

Background of our Minor/ Child Passport Application:
We were planning to apply passport for our child, who is minor and little over 15 years of age. Key thing is that Father has an expired passport, which got expired in 2002 and spouse name is not endorsed in the father’s passport. Also, Mother does not have passport and she is applying for her passport along with the child’s passport.  Before we share our experience, below is the clarification everyone wants.

Can you apply for passport without spouse name endorsed? How does it work?
As we had expired passport of child’s father and the spouse name was not endorsed, we were in confusion.  Also, I was applying for my passport as well, we were not sure how it would work. So, we called customer service to ensure we can apply for our kid’s passport at the same time. They said it all can be done at the same time.  Below is the actual rule and what was done at the passport office.

  • What’s the rule for endorsement of parents names in passport? The rule is that, if either one of the parents have passport (valid or expired), it is mandatory to have their spouse name endorsed on it to apply for child’s passport.
  • How was the minor passport applied at Passport office without Spouse name endorsed? As we went to passport office, the front desk, where tokens are issued, suggested that first we apply for our passports ( child’s parents) and get our names endorsed with spouse names as part of the process and then come back to the front desk with acknowledgement letter given to us to get the token number for child passport.

After we completed our process inside the passport office, we went to the front desk and took our “Acknowledgement Letters” given at the exit stage, which is the last step at passport office. The front desk guys took our letters and noted the File Numbers from them on to the child/ minor passport application file and let us go through the same steps we went through the process.

  • What’s the key point from this ? You can apply for new or  changes to expired passport for parents to endorse spouse name and also apply minor’s passport ( includes babies as well ) at the same time. It is just at the passport office, the parents would get their applications processed first and their applications’ file numbers after their process are used to apply for the minor or child’s passport.

How to apply for Minor Passport Online – India – Step by step Guide:  Below is our complete experience on applying for our child’s passport at Bangalore. It should be same at any other PSK location.

  • Fill Online Application, Payment, Book Slot : The process is pretty straight forward. You need to register online at Indian Passport Website and create online application for your child, pay and book a slot.  We followed standard steps mentioned here on Filling up Passport Application Online and paid the fee online and booked slot at the same time as ours.  After your online steps are done, you need to print the application form and then carry it on the day.
  • Documents Required for Minor Passport Application: You need to carry all the originals of the required documents listed below and also carry a photo copy of the same signed by your child. It is mandatory to have the photo copies self-attested by your child.  Below is the checklist :
    • Birth Certificate issued by municipality/ registrar of births
    • Study Certificate at the School (This will be listed as employer certificate )
    • Annexure H – Declaration signed by Parents
    • Aadhar Card – (Used for address proof. You can use any other address proof.)
    • Ration Card – Showing family ( optional )

You can see below acknowledgement letter given at the exit of passport office that shows the submitted documents.  The two additional documents you see are

  • Scanned application form – printed by passport office team
  • ARN (application reference number) from parents passport application.

Minor Passport India Acknowledgement Letter

As our child was 15 years old, the eligibility was for 10 year passport and we took that. Usually, minors under 15 years are given only 5 years validity.

  • Steps at Passport Office on Day of Appointment: We went about 15 minutes before our time, there is no need, we were let in as per the batch number on the application receipt that was printed from online. The front desk team suggested that we do our passports process with endorsement of spouse name first and come back. It was all done in 45 minutes and then we gave our acknowledgement letters, they wrote down the file numbers on them and issued the token after verification of the documents originals and photo copies.
    • Stage 1 – A Counter : We had to wait in line for the token, then went to stage A counter, where they scanned all the documents, and made our child sign the application, along with that we had to sign as well as the application is for minor.  Once that is done, we had to go back and wait for stage B.
    • Stage 2 – B Counter : At B counter again they verify all the documents, against the originals, check everything and check about parents, their consent and presence and then sent us stage 3
    • Stage 3 – C counter :  this took more time as the process was slow and done by government employees I guess, they just verify everything again and then take the file and give us the token number page.
    • Stage 4 – Exit Counter : the last step is to go to exit counter and show them the token number page issued at the beginning. They will check and give you an acknowledgement letter printed ( see above )
    • Exit Gate : The security at exit gate will collect the token number page that was issued and just let you retain the acknowledgement letter for your reference. You will need this for tracking status and police verification as well.

That’s about it, it was pretty straightforward and no issues.
You may also read  How to apply for Baby Passport India – Documents
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Comments ( 43 )

  1. MK

    Hi,

    Currently i’m in US and my wife and kid(1month) are in India and i want to apply passport for my kid. My wife has my named endorsed in her passport.

    Do i need to send Annexure H from US after getting certified by Indian Embassy or if my wife can carry Notarised Annexure G alone for applying kid’s passport?

    I read articles that process has changed last year that either one of the Annexure G/H will work for apply passport. Wanted to double check on that.

    Thanks,
    MK

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      MK,
      No, you will need to send the actual Sworn Affidavit and Annexure H from you and your spouse will take those. I know someone who have done this in October. You can check with passport office for confirmation.

  2. Soujanya

    Hi Kumar,

    Read all the posts, very helpful. Mine is also the same situation like I have a passport with validity till 2018(before marriage) and my husband’s passport got expired recently – 08/16. Also I have a 3.5 years kid. Booked an appointment for husband’s as well as kid’s passport on the same day.
    As per your conversation, understood that both the passport applications can be done on the same day but when I spoke to Passport Seva Call center operator, they told me reschedule kid’s appointment. 🙁
    Could you please suggest, there is only 2 days left for the appointment date.

  3. asenla wong

    hello,

    I am an Indian married to a Singaporean, I gave birth to my baby here in Bangalore and I want to apply passport for my baby. My baby is just two months old. As my husband is in Indonesia now we would like to visit him there at the earliest. My questions are below;

    1. Can my child obtain an India passport as he is born by an Indian though father is an Indian?
    2. What are the documents I need to have to carry with me while applying for the password?

    Please help me out with my questions and doubt. Your prompt reply will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Asen

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Asen,
      Check out the requirements for Indian Citizenship here . As long as you fulfil the requirements, you should be able to get Indian passport for your baby. Typically, it is required to have both the parents present at passport office, if not you need to submit a sworn affidavit by your spouse from the nearest indian high commission, where is currently living. You can check passport website for precise process.

      1. Asen wong

        Kumar, Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I have some more questions;
        1. As my hubby is a Singaporean he holds a Singapore an passport, he is currently working overseas now so wont be able to come with me while i apply for our baby’s passport, from which high commission he should get the sworn affidavit, Indian embassy or Singaporean embassy? What kind of affidavit is that??

        2. Also I am in the process of endorsing my husband’s name and my current address on my passport. What documents are required to be submitted. I have out court marriage certificate. I have my sbi bank account passbook as my address proof, I have my class 10 admit card as my age proof. Can you please tell me if I need some more documents.

        3. I made my passport when i was unmarried and for what reason I don’t exactly remember, I never added my surname. Do you suggest me to add my husband surname in my passport or is it OK if I don’t add any surname. With just my first name, will I be OK to travel overseas in the later months??

        Eagerly waiting for ur prompt reply again. Thanks in advance.

        Asen

        1. administrator
          Kumar

          Asen,
          1. He should go to Indian Embassy in the country where he lives. Basically, it is a piece of affidavit that tells that he is the father and he is giving consent on his behalf to take responsibility as the baby is considered a minor. He can ask the Embassy there on details or search online for it. He should also sign Annexure H. Check the passport website or the indian embassy website. Here is sample form that he should look for : Affidavit SG Embassy
          2. The key thing is your marriage certificate, that is the only required document. rest of them are all for address proof.
          3. Well, you can add that, if you want to. As spouse you have that option to do that. It is up to you, it is your preference 🙂 . It is not mandatory. Check passport website, it has list of documents. Use the document advisor tool.

          4.

  4. Lucky

    Dear Kumar,

    I am having valid passport & my wife is having valid passport, the matter is her name is endorsed in my passport correctly but my name is incorrect in her passport and we need to apply a passport for our new born baby, please suggest

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Lucky,
      As long as one passport is endorsed properly, it should be fine…but, I do not know how the passport office perceives that with wrong spelling. You should get the name issue fixed. Technically, you can apply for all the name change, and new passport on the same day. You should get that corrected.

  5. Sam

    I want to apply passport(Hyderabad PSK) for both my wife and son(4 months old). I have a valid passport but my wife’s name is not endorsed in my passport. My passport is having college address but not current address.

    Below are the list of available documents.

    Wife: Aadhar card with current address, Birth certificate, Marriage certificate
    Son: Birth certificate

    My questions are:
    1) Can I apply passport for both on the same day
    2) Any other required documents

    I am not sure whether above documents will be sufficient or not. Please provide me your inputs.

    Thanks,
    Sam

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Sam,
      1. Yes, you can. The above article is all about that process.
      2. You will need to be there as well and show your passport. Also, carry copies of all the documents and photo of your baby with white background. You will need to have Annexure H signed by both of you as well.

  6. Nehla akbar

    Have an huge issue with my passport, i myself and my kid wants to apply for passport. my passport got expired by2013 and i haven’t added my spouse name. Now that i hav applied for divorce i don’t want to add my spouse name. Wil i be able to renew my passport and apply a fresh passport for my baby who is 7 months old.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Nehla,
      Yes, you can do both. If you have your divorce papers, it makes like much easier with you. Check passport website for the details. I am not sure about the exact process for your case.

  7. jayapradha

    Hi
    I am jaya pradha .. I want to apply passport for my baby currenfly I am not with my husband so while applying for passport for kid can my documents alone can be submitted for address proof ? And another doubt is that I reside in a different address other than the address mentioned in my aadhar voters I’d and driving license so is it necessary to change the address in one of these documents for address proof before applying for baby passport

  8. Abhishek

    This is a very relevant and helpful post for my situation as well. I am holding a valid passport and have already applied for both wife and son’s (minor)passport together online and successfully booked an appointment date as well. However since the passport I am holding doesn’t have spouse name endorsed..do I need to apply for reissue of passport online? or I will go to PSK straight and they would help me endorse spouse name in my passport accordingly? Would there be any charge associated? Also whether reissue of passport helps in getting the passport validity extended at the same time since mine is valid till 2018 only? Please suggest.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Abhishek,
      If you want to update your passport with your spouse name, you will need to apply for re-issue with the change. it will cost you the same amount as a new passport. You need to follow the same process as you have done for your wife and kid. I guess they will extend the validity as well, you may check with the passport office. If your wife passport will have your name endorsed, there is no immediate need for you to get yours endorsed. You can use her passport to apply for your Kid’s passport. You can do it later, when it is close to expiry.

      1. Abhishek

        Thanks Kumar. Since my wife’s and son’s appointment is on the same day, hence can file number be of any help to us? if wife’s documentation gets completed first and file number is generated…can that file number be used for son’s passport on the very same day? Please suggest.

  9. Karthikeyan S

    Great Post…
    I am looking for an information regarding present residential proof of my 1 month old kid. I work in USA since my wedding and my wife came back to India for our child’s birth residing at her parents’ house. Her passport has her parents’ house address and my name endorsed as Spouse. Can her passport alone be treated as an address proof as I do not have any address proof at her parents’ residence?

  10. Ruchika

    Great post. Gives so much clarity. Thank you!
    Have few questions:
    1. Does my husband have to accompany me while I am endorsing his name on my passport in the psk? Or will the marriage certificate suffice?
    2. The address in his n mine passport are different (as we made the passport before marriage) and now we live in different state. But, we want to reissue my passport n issue my 3year old kid’s passport from our native state only. Will there be an issue regarding address for me n my kid?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      1. If you are just applying for endorsing the name, not required. But, if you are applying for baby passport, then presence is required.
      2. Well, you can only get passport with your current address in it. Frankly, the address in passport does not matter. Passport office may do police verification as needed for your address change based on their discretion, so it is recommended to get your current address on your passport.

  11. mestawot

    hi sr im forien student and 33wks pregnant i have no any idea before new born baby need pasport for me goback to my cauntry is risk if i get birth difcult to get pasport for my baby because the criteria i have rental agreement ,student certifcate and my valid pasport only i have no marage certifcate my hasband live anther cauntry even have no pasport im in stress l dont know what can i do ather wise i obligated to discontinu my education please help me.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      well, you can speak to your DSO and get a break in education due to pregnancy and come back later after your kid is born. Speak to your DSO, they would be the best one to advise.

  12. senthil

    Hi,

    My baby is 5 months old and I don’t have my spouse name on my passport and vice versa.I got my passport issued at Chennai (with Chennai address proof) and my wife got her passport issued at Coimbatore (with Erode address proof).

    My question here is ,
    1.Can I have mother residential address proof in baby birth certificate for applying passport?If in case ,father address proof not able to associate.
    2.If yes,then where do I need to apply passport for the baby?
    3.To add spouse name in my passport and vice-versa what is the procedure I need to follow.Since both of ours address proof are different locations.Will police verification required for this.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      senthil,
      1. You should use your current residential address as the main address for applying for passport. You can do the spouse name endorsement together in the passport.
      2. Ideally, you should apply for passport in your residential place, where you currently live.
      3. Current address in the passports do not matter for the endorsement. You just need to provide your current residential address proof and then provide your marriage certificate as well for the endorsement.

      1. Senthil

        Thanks kumar

        Can I apply passport for my baby in Coimbatore and for address proof can I mention my wife Address proof which is in Erode ??

        Senthil

        1. administrator
          Kumar

          Senthil,
          I do not know, how they are geographically situated, all I can tell you is that you can apply at any PSK that is near to you and you need to submit the address proof of your current address.

  13. samba lama

    Hi Admin,

    Appreciate for all needful information above. IMy query is my name is endorsed on my wife’s passport however my wife’s name is not endorsed on my passport. Now we have a baby boy of 22 days and want to apply for the passport for him. Is that OK if spouse name is endorsed on either one of the parent’s passport or both’s name should be mandatorily endorsed on each other’s passport. Moreover I am abroad and she is in India. Please help, Also please advise can we make passport of our baby with different address than my passport but similar to my wife’s passport as we changed the address after my passport was made, and new address is updated on my wifes passport. Highly appreciate you advise.

    Samba

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      samba lama,
      If one of the passport’s has name endorsed, that is sufficient. You will need to send sworn affidavit and annexure H originals by going to nearest high commission or embassy. You just need to provide proof of current address where you all reside.

  14. rooma asif

    hi my name is rooma
    my baby is 6 months old n I dnt have my spouse name on my passport as it was before marriage n also my husband lives in foreign..so how can I file my baby’s passport without my spouse name on it..and also do I need to get noc print along with me?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      rooma asif,
      You will need to get your spouse name endorsed for applying for passport. The good part is that you can do it on the same day, when you apply for your baby passport. You will need to get a sworn affidavit from your husband by going to Indian embassy or high commission around where he lives and Annexure H signed by him. You will probably need Marriage certificate as well for endorsing spouse name.

  15. DIPAK

    Hi Admin,
    If where either of the parents or both of them have not their passports, how can apply for minor’s passport ?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      DIPAK,
      You can apply for passport using normal process with application as described above. The only condition is that they will not issue passport without police verification. There will be police verification and you will need to submit proof of birth certificate and maybe parents related other proof documents. I suggest you check with passport office customer service as it can be tricky.

  16. firdoz

    hi I n my husband r separated so I want to apply my and my son passport so shall I write my husbands name r my father’s name . in my sons passport his father’s name is mandatory plz help me n give reply soon as Iam applying first time

  17. kitty

    Hello my name is kitty,
    I want to know my baby is 15 days old and I want to get a passport for my new born baby but me and husband don’t have endorsed name at passport bcoz it was done before marriage ,so we can take marriage certificate or not or endorsement can be done same time without any appointment pls help us

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      kitty,
      As explained in the article, you can get endorsement and application for passport for your baby done on the same day. you will need to carry the required documents. You may need appointment for you as you are trying to change details of your passport. You can check with your local PSK for more clarification on appointment.

  18. sachin malik

    hi, the PSK “online appointment booking” only gives and option of choosing date, option of choosing a time slot is not there . me and my wife do not have the spouse name endorsed as we hold passports from before our marriage. we now wish to apply a passport for our 15 month old daughter. If i take an appointment for my wife, then the guard will not allow me and the child inside the PSK and if i take an appointment for the child then at the PSK will they entertain my wife’s passport case for spouse name addition ???
    Is there a way to do both the things ( change of particulars in wife’s passport AND application for child’s passport) be done through the same visit.
    I am based in delhi and thru tatkal will apply for RK Puram PSK.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      sachin malik,
      Yes, you may not be given time option. Yes, both can be done at same day, that’s what was done as per the experience above. Just go ahead with the date and try to book for the same day. Once you are at the PSK, you can tell at the front your situation and they will let you in and do the endorsement first and then with the application number, you can apply for the passport of the baby on the same day.

  19. jinesh

    Hello, I feel an extreme sence of gratitude to see this posts which is very helpful.I have a validity expired passport.Now I need to 1. get the passport reissued with wife’s name endorsed 2.Get fresh passport for wife and 3.Get fresh passport for my baby.
    Will there by any delay if I apply for all the three together by following the above process ? Or shall i get the renewal of my passport done under tatkal, weight for the arrival and then apply for the passport of wife and kid?
    Thank you
    Regards

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      jinesh,
      No, it will not be delayed. In fact, my cousin had similar situation, they applied for 3 passports together under normal process and received in 10 days, with police verification. The reality is that, it is even better, they will do one police verification for everything.

  20. dr ravindra kumar singh

    I am a govt servent I had a valid passport old own valid upto 2018 I applied for renew my passport they demanded marriage certificate my wife had also govt servent with valid passport I told them that we have two children with valid passport is it necessary to have marriage certificate for renewal of passport

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      When was your first passport given ? Before wedding ? If you are going to renew / re-issue your passport after marriage, then they will need it to endorse spouse name and verify. They usually ask for it, if they do not have a scan copy on file as well.

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