Australian Consulate-General
Mumbai, India

Child Passport (under 18 years of age), Apply for their First Passport or Renewals

Unmarried children under the age of 18 will be issued with individual Australian passports. Inclusion in another person's passport (e.g. parent) is not possible. 

 

Step 1 - Fill out your application form (Australian Passport Overseas Application) 

Please do not use whiteout on the declaration section. If you make a mistake, you can cross it out and initial next to the change. If you have signed incorrectly, please fill in a new form.

Online: https://ppol.passports.gov.au/web/forms/entrypoint.aspx. This link will allow you to confirm that you are eligible to apply for a passport for your child.

Note: You cannot download blank forms.

OR

In person: You can collect a paper copy of the application at the Australian Consulate-General, Mumbai. You will need a guarantor and additional documents so we suggest that you collect this form before making an appointment to lodge your application. 

 

Step 2 - Prove the child’s identity and Australian citizenship

Each child passport application must be supported by the child’s original Australian Citizenship Certificate or original full Australian Birth Certificate to prove Australian citizenship. Extracts, commemorative birth certificates or birth cards cannot be used. 

If your child was born in Australia after 20 August 1986, you must also provide one of the following four documents:

 

  1. The child’s Australian passport issued on/after 1 January 2000 that was valid for 2 years or more; or
  2. One parent’s Australian birth certificate; or
  3. One parent’s Australian passport, issued after 20/8/1986, that was valid at the time of the applicant’s birth; or
  4. One parent’s Australian citizenship certificate, valid at the time of the applicant’s birth.

If you are unable to provide the above documents, you must get a certificate of citizenship. Please refer to the Australian Citizenship section under Citizenship – Visa and Migration for further information.

If the child was born in India or anywhere outside of Australia, you must provide the child’s original birth certificate and the original Australian citizenship certificate. 

If the child has a birth certificate in a language other than English, the birth certificate must be accompanied by an English translation.

 

Step 3 – Written consent from parents

Written consent must be given by each person who has parental responsibility for the child. Generally, people with parental responsibility are the parents named on the child's full birth certificate.

If those with parental responsibility are in different locations when the child's passport application is lodged, the nonlodging parent can provide written consent through a passport office in Australia, at Australia Post or an Australian diplomatic or consular mission overseas.

The consent declaration must be read and signed by the parents or persons with parental responsibility for the child. Section 13 (A) and 14 (A) must be your exact name as shown on your child’s birth certificate. Section 13 (B) and Section 14 (B) must be your current name as shown on your proof of identity e.g. your Australian Passport.

It is a very common practice in India for only the first names of parent to be mentioned on the birth certificate of the   child. If the parent’s names on the birth certificate of the child does not match the name on the proof of identity of the parent submitted a B-11 declaration would need to be completed declaration both names are one and the same person.

Kindly note the B-11 declaration form needs to be handwritten, typed forms will not be accepted. 

The signatures must be witnessed as instructed on the application form. The witness cannot be related to the child and the family by birth or marriage or be in a de facto relationship with either of the child's parents or live at the same address. This includes your domestic helper as your helper resides with you. A different person may witness the signature of each person giving consent. The child's guarantor may witness the consent.

 

Step 4 – Photos

Three identical colour photos that are no more than six months old. Please carefully check the Passport photo guidelines to avoid rejection. Home-printed photos are usually not acceptable as there are strict requirements.

Your Guarantor must endorse one photo in black pen as follows: “This is a true photo of [the applicant’s full name]”, and then sign it below. Do not use paper clips or staples to attach photos to the form as this may make them unusable.

 

Step 5 – Guarantor

As well as endorsing your photo, ensure Section 11 is completed by a guarantor who meets the following criteria:

  • is 18 years of age or over
  • has known the applicant for at least 12 months
  • is not related to the applicant by birth, marriage, de facto or same sex relationship, or lives at the applicant's address
  • holds a current (unexpired) Australian passport that was issued with at least two years validity 

OR

If the guarantor is not an Australian Passport holder he/she must be currently employed in the following approved professional or occupational group and contactable:

1.   Chartered Accountants

2.   Bank Managers

3.   Legal practitioners

4.   Chartered professional engineers

5.   Dentists

6.   Registered Medical Practitioners

7.   Holders of statutory offices for which an annual salary is payable

8.   Judges

9.   Police Officers

10. Postal Managers

11. Public Servants – current full-time employees of state or local governments or statutory authorities

12. Teachers – full time

                 13. Registered veterinary surgeons

 

Step 6 - Make an appointment to lodge your passport application 

For Passport Applications lodged at The Australian Consulate-General, Mumbai a prior appointment is required. You can book your appointment via email cg.mumbai@dfat.gov.au or phone +91 22 6757 4900.

 

Step 7 - Lodge your application and pay the fee. Applications must be lodged in person by a parent or the person with parental responsibility at the Australian Consulate-General in Mumbai.

 

Children aged 16 or 17 must accompany their parent to lodge an application. Children under 16 do not have to attend the passport interview.

 

Things to bring:

  1. The completed and signed Australian Passport Overseas Application form
  2. Your most recent Australian passport (if you have one)
  3. Original Birth Certificate of the Child
  4. Original Australian Citizenship Certificate of the Child (if you have one)
  5. Original Passport of both Parents OR a valid Government Proof of Identification which shows the parents name, photograph and signature e.g. driver’s license
  6. Three identical colour photos that are no more than six months old
  7. A document that supports the Applicant’s mother’s family name at her birth
  8. Additional Documents (if applicable)
  9. Passport Fee

If you have completed the form online, print the application and sign and date the application form IN BLACK PEN. Make sure there are no alterations to signatures or dates.  

Children aged 10 and over need to sign the application form in the box provided separately from the declaration (which is signed by a parent or a person with parental responsibility).

 

Fees:

Fees are set in Australian dollars, and converted into Indian Rupees. The exchange rate is reviewed monthly.

We are only able to accept payment in Indian Rupees. Payment at our office can be made by Credit or Debit cards.

We do not accept American Express (AMEX) Cards.

 

Passport Type:                                                                                                                                    Fee

 

  1. 5 year validity passport (for applicants up to 15 years of age)           INR 9,900 (AUD 195)
  2. 10 year validity passport (for applicants 16 & 17 years of age)         INR 16,950 (AUD 335)

 

Processing Time:

Allow up to 3 weeks to receive your new passport. If you have any questions, call us at +91 22 6757 4900 or email at cg.mumbai@dfat.gov.au.