First Passport for Children born in the Netherlands
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First passport for Children born in the Netherlands

A child's name is no longer entered in the parents’ passport. A new passport is issued to the child.  For a child to be given an Indian passport, the birth of the child must be first registered with the Consular Section of the Embassy of India. Copy of Birth Registration Certificate issued by the Consular Section of the Embassy of India needs to be enclosed along with other prescribed documents.

If neither of the parents holds valid Visa for stay in theNetherlands, the child will be issued a Short validity Passportwhich may be valid for upto two years. A full validity passport would be issued once either of the parents furnishes proof of valid Visa.

Requirements:

  Application form completely filled in and signed by the applicant. Child should sign/write his/her name at the relevant place of signature of applicant in the application form. If the child cannot write his/her name, Thumb impression (left for male and right for female) should be put at the relevant place of signature of applicant in the application form.

  The declaration in the form must be signed by both parents on page 2, which should match with signatures on their Passports.

  4 (four) recent passport size (2 inch x 2 inch) identical photographs. Photographs should be in colour with white/off white background. Face should be in the center and face area should not be big or small as compared to the photo. Child’s EYES should be open in the photograph.

  Original Passports of both the parents are required to be shown at the time of submission of application for issue of passport for a child and self-attested photocopies of Passports/visa of both parents are required to be submitted along with the application form for the child’s passport.

  If either of the spouse’sname is not entered in their passports, copy of parents’ Marriage Certificate is required to be submitted.

  While applying in person for the child’s passport, both parents have to present themselves. If one of the parents is unable to come, an authority/consent letter should be given by the parent not appearing, authorizing the other parent to apply alone. This is in addition to the required affidavit and signatures on page 2 of the application form.

  Photocopy of Birth Registration Certificate issued by the Consular Section of the Embassy of India and full version of Birth Certificate issued by local gemeente need to be enclosed. Original to be shown at the time of submission the application.

  In case more than one year has elapsed since the birth of the child or if one of the parents holdsDutch nationality, a letter from the concerned gemeentestating that the child has not acquired Dutch nationality would also be required.

  If either of the parents hold a foreign nationality other than Dutch, a letter from the concerned Embassy or Mission (or the Foreign Ministry) of that country stating that the child has not acquired nationality of his / her parent would be required.

  For a child with a single parent, a sworn Affidavit attested by the Dutch Court or Ministry of Foreign Affairs about single parenthood and taking legal responsibility for any dispute in future with the other parent is required to be submitted. (please see the link ‘Forms’) Prescribed fee.


Time Frame for service: Normally within 1 month from the date of submission of application.

Note:  The applicant may be advised to submit some more documents, on case to case basis.