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. 

 

Mailed-In applications

 

Eligibility

Child passport renewal applications (PC8) can be mailed-in provided the applicant is: 

  • aged up to 15 years old and
  • has held a previous passport  

If you can answer yes to the above, complete a PC8 passport application online.  

For first-time child applications and applicants aged 16 or 17, the application must be lodged in person by appointment only.                                  Refer to the ‘In-person lodgement’ section to know more.

 

Guide for a child renewal passport application (PC8) by mail

 

Complete the application form (PC8) online

  • The application must be lodged within six months of completion.

 

 Photos

  • Include minimum two passport photos, less than six months old. Refer to photo guidelines for more information.
  • The back of one photo must be endorsed by the child’s guarantor, writing ‘This is a true photo of [the child’s full name]’ and signed in black pen.
  • DO NOT attach the photos to the form as this may damage them

 

Parents proof of identity

  • Copies of both parents’ identity documents that show their name, photo, signature and current address (i.e. both parents or those with parental responsibility for the child who signed section 17 on the application form).
  •  If the current names of either parent are different to how they appear on the child’s birth certificate, please include certified documents that explain the change of name.

 

Print the application form

  • Print the child renewal application on plain white A4 paper, using blank ink only.
  • Make sure the form has been printed in full and isn't cut off at the top or bottom of the page.
  • US standard letter paper or US legal paper sizes are also acceptable, but only if they’re scaled properly.
  • Refer to more information on printing your application form.

 

Signing the application form

  • Sign the form using black pen, within the signature box. Make sure there are no alterations or whiteout on the signature or the date.
  • Children 10 years or older must provide a signature unless there is a medical reason or disability that prevents them from signing.

 

Guarantor

  • A guarantor must sign section 11 of the application form. Remember the guarantor must also endorse the back of a passport photo by writing ‘This is a true photo of [the child’s full name]’ and signing in black pen.
  • Refer to Acceptable Guarantors for more information on guarantor requirements.

 

NOTE

  • DO NOT send any original documents
  • Incomplete applications will be delayed. Common issues include:
    • Photos that don’t meet the guidelines, are digitally altered, or have inks marks on them
    • Signatures must be inside the declaration ‘white’ box, and application forms dated using the correct format (DD/MM/YYYY) 
    • Check your form is printed in full – no parts of the form are cut short
  • If the existing passport is damaged, please contact us to discuss prior to mailing in your application

 

Checklist

Before posting your application, review the child renewal checklist here : Child renewal checklist

 

Post your application to:

 Passport Section

Australian Consulate-General, Mumbai

Crescenzo, 10th Floor, A wing, G Block, C-38 & 39

Bandra Kurla Complex

Mumbai 400 051

 

Payment

  • Applicable fees are mentioned at the end of this page.
  • On receipt of your complete application, we will call and share a link (Gliderpay) with you (through email) to make payment for passport fee.
  • Payment for mailed-in applications is accepted in AUD only.

 

Processing time

  • Please allow a minimum of six weeks to receive a new passport once payment has been taken.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Incomplete applications will cause delays.

 

In-person lodgement

 

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://online.passports.gov.au/Infiniti/Produce/Account/Login. 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. 

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 in person at the Australian Consulate-General, Mumbai a prior appointment is required. You can book your appointment via the link  AustralianConsulateMumbai/Appointments

 

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
  10. The lodging parent is required to provide an address identification document which should be same as per the current residential address mentioned on the application form. Eg: Aadhaar Card, Bank Statement

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.

For In-Person lodgement, 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 (January 2023)

 

  1. 5 year validity passport (for applicants up to 15 years of age)           INR 12,850 (AUD 235)
  2. 10 year validity passport (for applicants 16 & 17 years of age)          INR 21,600 (AUD 396)

 

Note – (i) Courier Fee will apply, should you wish to receive your passport by courier.

               (ii) Passport and Courier fees are non-refundable

 

Processing Time:

Allow up to six weeks to receive your new passport.

 

If you have any questions, call us at +91 22 6757 4900 or email at [email protected].