New Baby Passport Application Documents India

How to Apply for new born baby passport in India ? Documents required ?

In Immigration| Visas by Kumar636 Comments

I applied for my Indian passport renewal/ re-issue in India recently that describes how easy it was to get that. I was looking all around for guidance on how to apply for the passport for a new born baby in India as we had to apply for our babY, but no luck…I realised, it is better to capture my thoughts and share my experience with you all so that some of you can benefit.

Firstly, there is NO need to pay to an agent or anyone for this process, it is very clear and simple. I did everything on my own, without seeking anyone’s help. I received my baby’s passport in about a little over a week via registered post. I applied it as normal processing mode ( NOT Tatkaal).

Step 1: Apply for Birth Certificate
Our baby was born in a little town in India and the first and foremost thing that I did was apply for a birth certificate at the municipality office. Depending on where your baby was born you would have to go the respective government body like Municipal office and apply for birth certificate.  Also, the hospital your baby was born in will ask you to fill out a form and you would need to mention all the details clearly on that, as that form will be sent to the municipal office or govt body. It takes about two weeks to a month to get that. Nowadays everything is electronic. Depending on the state, you would have the state body give you a digitally signed birth certificate with an application number. I could check the details in the Govt website using the application number. You can submit your Passport copy and your spouse’s passport copy or Aadhar copy for spelling and proof.  Make sure your name, your spouse name and baby name are printed correctly, if not you will have issues. I had to re-apply for my birth certificate requesting corrections for the name as the address was wrong and they messed up the surname of my baby.  Eventually, I got the birth certificate of my baby in about 1.5 months.  This is the most important or the only document required I would say.

Step 2 : Register Account in Passport Seva Website
First thing you need to do is register and create an account at Passport Seva Website.  When you are registering a new account, you may not find the exact Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) center in the drop down as it may not be the major one and just a collection or appointment  center. In that case, you select the head of the state. For instance, you will NOT see Tirupati in the list of  Passport Office, when you register, you will have to Select Hyderabad.  It can be very misleading, but trust me, I did exactly the same thing by selecting the head office.  The process is pretty standard and ensure that all the spellings are correct. Make sure you give a valid email ID, as the link to activate your account and other status emails will be sent to the email address. Once you register you will get an email to activate your account, then you are set with registration.  You can check the guide to Applying Indian Passport Online, the basic steps on the website are same irrespective of the kind of passport.

Step 3 : Walk-in Directly with Application Receipt Printed  – Check with PSK 
Some PSKs allow direct Walk-in appointments for some categories like Senior Citizens and Minors without prior appointment.  This always depends on the PSK and you will need to check with the PSK for this by calling them. In case, they allow direct walk-in appointment, you will need to take a print out of the Application Receipt (ARN) and carry that with you.  You can pay the fee online and take the appointment as well.  As you are applying for minor, you may do a walk-in as well and pay it there.  In my case, I paid the fee online and took appointment as written in the below step 4 as I did not know that I can walk-in.  One of our readers Raju (Thanks to Raju ) shared his experience that you can do walk-in. But, we have been reported by other readers like Suresh in Delhi that you cannot do walk-in directly and need to take appointment.  In any case, to avoid issues, I highly recommend getting an appointment, if you have time to avoid any confusions at PSK. 

 Step 4  : Pay and Book Appointment on Passport Seva Kendra Website :
After you register, activate and login to your account, you will be have options to book an appointment. Look at the left side navigation, you will have service section saying “View my saved/submitted applications”. Click on that and then you will get options to “pay and schedule appointment”.  You will need to do payment before you can book an appointment. You can pay using challan or visa/master card. Only certain banks are listed like State Bank of India, if you want to use specific bank card. I recommend using any Visa or Mastercard of any bank and get through the payment, as it saves a lot of hassle. I used a visa card of some different bank and had no problems. You can just pay first and do NOT book, if you are not sure of the schedule. I first paid the fees and completed the payment process. I was waiting for the right dates to open for booking slot.  Usually dates would be available at about 4 to 5 days before the actual date of appointment. So, it is pretty clear, wait for the slots to open and book the date.  Also, there is no hassle in process, where you need wait at a certain time of the day for the slots to open and there is so many people booking at same time. With the payment process in place, it is very clear and there is no artificial demand created, so just book it at your convenient time, no need to pay some for getting slot.  Once your slot if booked using the system, take a print out the appointment receipt as you will need it for the entry at the Passport Seva Kendra ( PSK).  Read all the instructions clearly on the appointment letter as it has all the information you need.

Documents Required for your Newborn Baby at Passport Seva Kendra.
Assuming your situation is straightforward, with both parents alive and both are legally together, below are the Required documents List :

  1. Birth Certificate issued from the Govt Authority like Municipal office.Carry a copy of this.
  2. Proof of present address – usually parent’s passport with address is sufficient. If not, any utility bill, Aadhar Card, Gas connection, Election Voter ID, etc. with the address. We took copies of our passports ( mine and my wife’s) as it served as the address proof documents and other identification proof. Carry a copy of the address proof.
  3. Parents need to print and sign Annexure D from the passport Seva Kendra website
  4. One Passport Photo of the Baby with White Background.
  5. Printed copy of the PSK appointment receipt.

Optional documents:

My wife’s name was endorsed on my passport, so it was very straightforward. If not, it does not hurt to carry the Marriage certificate to avoid issues.  Below is a situation that is very common for many…

My spouse is abroad working in different country and cannot come to Passport office, What do I need to do ?  What is the process ?
As per passport application guidelines for minors, you need to have consent of both the parents signed in Annexure H and they need to be present. If one of them is abroad and cannot make it.  He or She needs to go to nearest Indian Consulate/ Embassy abroad and  get a Sworn Affidavit duly attested by the Indian Embassy/Consulate abroad  officials (as per Annexure “H”).   The original sworn affidavit needs to be carried along with you when you go to the passport office.

I always recommend you all to check the passport office website to verify, if any changes to the process or required documents.

You may also read How to apply for minor Passport without Spouse Name Endorsed Experience.

Check out the next step on Process at the Passport Seva Kendra for New Born Passport Application 


Baby Passport Applying Experience at  PSK Ghaziabad –  Shared by Paras Mohan

Hello All,  I went to PSK Ghaziabad today for the passport of my 7 month old baby and would like to share the entire story :

Documents Required :
1) Self Attested Copies of Father+Mother Passport ( With Originals )
2) Self Attested Birth Certificate of Minor
3) Passport size photograph
4) Passport Receipt Form
5) Annexure H

First of all, there is no direct walkin service at PSK, Ghaziabad for Minors, so we had to book the appointment and went on time. We entered and on the very first counter, he checked our initial documents, placed them in the file and asked us to go inside. We went inside and waited for about 15 mins max and our name was announced. For Minors, PSK give a token number starting from “S” which is a special case, so everywhere your token number will be treated on priority. And thats what happened, just when we were finished from Counter A ( max 10 mins ), our token number blinked for Counter B and then in next 2 mins, for Counter C. We were out in max 30 minutes.
It was such a great service there and we were highly delighted. Thanks PSK and Thanks TCS for such a great process.


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Comments ( 636 )

  1. Zameer shaikh

    Sir my daughter is 4 years old and I’m applying my daughter passport but my passport and my hubby passports is applying for a Visa then i have passport copies so passport copy chalengi na hum amravati Mai rehte hai or passport Bombay Mai hai Visa ke liye Gaya hai

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Zameer,
      I could not understand much. You should apply for passport where you live and you will need to carry copies of passport of you and your spouse. Also, name of the spouse has to be endorsed. Read above article again, it has all process.

  2. abeer

    I have a 8 month child . I have a valid Indian passport but my husband does not have a passport. I now want to apply for the passport for my child. Can I apply without having my husband passport.

  3. Sarah

    Hi….I husband working in dubai…I want to apply a passport for our little one ….she is now 7 month old…the prblm is…in my and my husband passport spouse name is not included…and also we have different address in passport and every original proof…what can I do now?…is the marriage certificate and birth certificate is enough to for that?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Yes, marriage certificate is good for adding spouse name. Birth certificate is also sufficient for passport. You need to use Annexure C, if you cannot get your spouse to send signed and stamped affidavit from Dubai Indian embassy/ high commission. Process is same as above.

  4. SRIDEVI

    we are applying passport for our 7 months baby. Spouse name is mentioned in our passport. Do we (me & my husband) need to submit our original passport at the time of appointment or copies are enough. If yes, will they return our original passports immediately because my husband need his passport for applying visa.

  5. Athaullah

    I am living in abroad (Saudi Arabia) and my wife in India.
    We need to apply new passport for newborn baby, what are all the required documents for it. Also addresses are different in our passports.
    Office address near by TAIF area to obtained affidavit.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      It is same as above. Yes, getting affidavit from Indian high comission or embassy in Saudi Arabia will help. If not, she will need to fill in Annexure C.She may call customer service to validate the same.

  6. Anil Nair

    I am an Indian Passport Holder and my wife is a Sri lankan by birth. Our baby was born one month back in sri lanka and we would like to apply for a sri lankan passport. I would like to know where should i get the consent letter attested as i am in India right now.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Anil,
      I am not sure of the requirements for Sri Lankan passport. Please check with their embassy and get letter, if needed.

  7. Narendra

    I stay in USA. Is it necessary tohave both parents back in India while applying passport? Is it necessary to get sworn affidavit from Consulate/ Embassy abroad?
    Below document does not mention these conditions. Can you please provide information on this?
    https://portal2.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/faqServicesAvailable

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      It used to be necessary, but they have made some changes. Now, there is an alternative. If you cannot sign and send Annexure D, then your spouse can submit with Annexure C. Check Minor FAQs . They mention that, if spouse in ship or in other country, you need to get Annexure D signed by high commission, so it is kind of conflicting at times. If you cannot have access and cannot get it signed, your spouse can submit Annexure C.

  8. Varun

    I wanted to know if its mandatory for the Childs eyes are to be open in the photograph. My son is only 5 days old and I need his passport urgently as I am traveling and won’t be available for 3 months.
    Since my son is so small, eyes are not open that frequently so a normal photo without open eyes would work?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Varun,
      It needs to be in white background and very likely with Eyes open. I am not sure, if they would accept anything with eyes closed. You may check with Passport office customer service.

  9. Sree

    Need to apply new passport for my 1 yr old baby. Birth certificate has first name and family name but we want to apply the passport with first name and father name. Will this create any issue in getting passport ? Also will this create an issue if to get USA H4 visa for the baby?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Well, it may. I recommend, you get the name changed in the birth certificate, so that it is always consistent for future as well.

  10. Vaishali

    I am trying to get passport for my 5 month old baby , but for filling online application form I am unable to cross first stage, since it’s asking for Aadhar number.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      It is not mandatory for kids, check with customer service maybe it is an issue or you can try upload the offline PDF form and see, if that works.

  11. Yogannal

    Hi Kumar,

    My baby was born in bangalore. The passport for myself and my spouse has Tamilnadu(native) address in it. However we are currently in Pune and going to apply passport for the new born in Pune. So will it cause any issue. Please guide us.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      No, it will not cause any issues. You need address proof of your current location. Other requirements are all as listed in article above.

  12. Satya

    Hi … I need to apply passport for my 2 month old. The address in the passport of both mine and my wife’s are not current. What could be the address proof for me ? Can i use a utility bill/rent agreement as proof of address (again this is not permanent address)? Would police verification required? My passport is endorsed w my Wife’s name.

    Can you please comment. Thanks in advance.

  13. Sumaiya

    Dear Sir, We have 3kids, first 2kids having valid passport and our both name was on their passport indication as parents, now we need to apply passport for our 3rd kid, but my husband working in abroad and no indian embassy was there to take affidavit form signed by your husband stamped at Indian Embassy, please advice us easy way to apply my 3rd kid passport.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Well, he needs to find the nearest Indian embassy/ high commission in the country, if not in his city…where is working and get the affidavit.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Yes, you can do that. You need to submit Annexure C, along with birth certificate, if you are not getting consent. But, if you are divorced, then you can submit divorce papers from court, ruling that says you have the custody of the baby and then submit Annexure D.

  14. Latika

    We need to apply for passport for our infant but the address in our passports is the not the current one. We recently shifted to the new house few months back. Could this create any issue ? We are Airtel landline bill n lease agreement for the current address.

  15. Anitha Antony

    Hellooo Sir, I want to take passport for my 3 year old child but we don’t have marriage certificate, his father working in abroad, is it marriage certificate is mandatory for taking child’s passport

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Marriage certificate is required to endorse spouse name on passport. As you need to have spouse name endorsed for applying for baby passport, you need that.

  16. Sachin Sharma

    I need to apply for my baby (10 month old) fort passport . I have birth certificate for him. But my passport address and my wife’s passport address is different. My wife applied for passport before marriage so she have passport office address of her parents.
    Although my wife name is mentioned in my passport because i applied for passport after marriage .

    Please suggest me what are the documents shall require for my baby passport application.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      different addresses on your passport and your wife’s passport does not really matter. As you already have your spouse name endorsed, all you need to do is carry birth certificate, your current address proof and then submit the application. You will need to carry a passport photo as well. Also, the need to sign required annexures as described in above article.

  17. Reshma Arunkumar

    My husband is working in Germany. I have copies of his passport and visa issued by that country. I also have rent agreement (residential proof in Germany). I am possessing valid passport. I was living with my husband in Germany and became pregnant. I came to India for delivery. I am blessed with a female baby on 7.8.2018. Can I approach Passport office for passport of my baby without my husband? Kindly advise me.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Yes, you can. But, you will need to get an affidavit form signed by your husband stamped at Indian Embassy in Germany. Ask him to check with local Indian embassy in Germany to get more details.

  18. Basavaraj

    IS appointment required for applying passport for minors less then 2 years at PSK Sai arcade, outer ring road Bangalore – Karanataka. Please also provide the contact numbers of this PSK.

  19. Oviya

    Hi, my husband and i have passports of different address in different states and are currently not living in India. What are things i need to carry for applying a passport for my 3months old baby?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Address on the passports does not matter. They need your current address proof in India, where you can be reached for police verification, if needed and baby birth certificate.

  20. Teja

    My baby born in bangalore and birth certificate is isuued with bangalore address. We have recently moved to hyderabad as it is our native. Can we apply passport for my baby in hyderabad or we have to apply in bangalore only?

  21. Daniel

    In the first step of creating account on passport seva website, should the account name be registered in minors name ?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Your wife can apply, you would need to send an affidavit signed from embassy and birth certificate, address proof. Also, if spouse name not endorsed, then she needs to endorse it by showing marriage certificate.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      You take the appointment for the same day. When you take appointment, you can take it for the same day, system will allow you to do it, you may not get same time exact time slot, but 1 hr difference is fine as long as they go together.

  22. Manu Sharma

    We want to apply Passport for my 7 month Old Son. Do we (Me & Wife), need to update passport for Spouse name, as our passport were issued before marriage.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Yes, at least one of your passports should be endorsed with spouse name. Good thing is that, you can do it on the same day.

  23. Sakthi

    Address in my passport and wife’s passport is different!
    Will there be any issues while applying passport for my 1 year kid?

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