How to apply passport for child in India without spouse name endorsed
Applying passport for minor child in India is pretty straightforward. I will explain two methods for “How to apply passport for child in India”.
Method 1. Apply Child’s passport with spouse name endorsed in passport
If either of the parents has spouse name endorsed in his/her passport then he/she can get passport for the minor child very easily and quickly. This is because if you have spouse name endorsed in your passport then there will be no police verification for child’s passport
Method 2. Apply Child passport without spouse name endorsed in passport
So many people are going to mislead you that, you can not get passport for your child without spouse name endorsed in passport. This is not correct. One of my friend recently got passport for his daughter. My friend is in USA on H1b and his wife is in India. His wife went to the passport office with below documents and she got passport for her daughter easily. My friend’s wife’s passport does not have her husband’s name endorsed.
Documents required to apply passport for child in India without Father or mother
These are the documents required to apply passport for child in India if neither of parents has spouse name endorsed and father or mother is not present in India.
- Child’s birth certificate
- Parents marriage certificate
- Parent’s present address proof
- Valid passport copies of both the parents.
Steps to apply passport for child in India
Step 1. Fill the online or offline application for child’s passport
This is a very simple step. You just need to go to the online portal passportindia.gov.in. Create your account or download the offline application for and fill the information.
Step 2. Pay the application fee
After submitting the application, you need to pay the application fee to book appointment.
Step 3. Book appointment.
All these steps are pretty easy. Just follow the online instruction.
Step 4. Appear for interview with your child
Collect all the required documents as mentioned above and go to the passport office which you have selected while booking appointment.
Q. I am in USA and my wife is in India. Can wife get passport for my child without me?
Answers: Yes, follow the 2nd method explained above. Either of the parents is enough to get child’s passport.