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 attainment of 18 years of age, 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.
Requirements : The following documents/papers should be submitted with the application:
The print-out of the saved PDF file of online passport application, duly signed, with required documents is to be submitted to the nearest center of BLS International, the outsourced agency.
Thumb impression (left in respect of male child, and right in respect of the female child) 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 PR Card/Canadian visa should be attached.
Existing passport along with a copy of first five pages and the last page of the passport.
Five 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 be seen under the 'General Guidelines'.
Duly filled-in Personal Particulars Proforma (Four copies)
Original PR Card with a self-attested/signed photocopy (both sides) or notarized copies of both sides of the PR Card may be submitted. Where applicant is not a PR, current immigration documents (e.g. study permit, visitor visa, etc.) with a self attested photocopy thereof are to be submitted. If the applicant is a student, details of educational institution along with period of study/admission proof including paid fee receipt are required.
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 (Annexure G) stating about legal custody, etc., and taking legal responsibility for any dispute in future from other parent to be filled.
If one of the parent's is deceased, a notarized copy of the Death Certificate be furnished.
Duly notarized affidavit is required in case of change of passport due to change in appearance.
If the passport has remained expired for more than one year, a search letter from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada certifying that he/she has not acquired Canadian citizenship, along with an Affidavit in the prescribed format stating non acquisition of Canadian or any other nationality
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 Citizenship and Immigration Canada certifying that the applicant has not acquired Canadian citizenship, along with an Affidavit in the prescribed format stating non acquisition of Canadian or any other nationality
The Consulate shall inform the applicant in case any additional document is required.