A baby passport is a travel document used for foreign journeys requiring a passport, even if one day has passed since birth. This type of passport, also called a child passport, is no different from an adult passport.
You can get a baby passport by applying to the civil registry of the province or district where you live. However, you must make an appointment online first.
To get a baby passport or a child passport, you first need to choose the passport application option by going to the related web page of your country. Then, you should choose the type of passport you want to get for your child and fill out the application form. Then you should select the district civil registry where you will apply and the date and time that suits you. This way, you can make your application appointment. German, Italian or British, the application requirements are different for citizens of each country. For countries like the UK, you can directly fill out the application form and submit it to a post office.
In our "Passport Fee for Babies 2023" chart, you can find the required payment amount suitable for the period of time you will receive a passport.You can pay your payment to the tax office directorates, post offices, and contracted banks before going to the application center. You can also pay via the Tax Administration's website belonging to your country. After that, you can complete your application by going to the provincial or district civil registry, where you apply on the appointment date with the documents mentioned below.
After making an online appointment, you can go to the passport appointment by preparing the necessary documents which are generally the below for countries such as UK, Italy, France and Germany:
Baby passport fees increase as the child gets older. For example, duty fees and book costs are generally lower for children under three than they are for children over three. Depending on the baby's nationality, different fees apply. You can check your own country’s duty fees and book prices on the official websites. For reference: UK, Ireland
With an e-ID card, there is no need to have a passport for the countries that can be visited without a passport. However, to enter the countries that require a passport, babies also need one. Babies who could use their mother's or father's passports in the old regulation now have to have their own to travel.
The process may differ according to the countries where the baby’s passport is produced. If you need a passport for your baby urgently, you can generally request a one-week Fast Track option. If you require a passport for your baby to travel quickly for medical care, because a friend or family member is very ill or has passed away, or for an urgent government matter, often within a week of your appointment, your new passport is delivered to your house. You can generally follow up on your application via your country’s civil registry’s website.
The right of children to use special passports such as green passports and gray passports remains valid between the ages of 0-25 but expires in the case of marriage.
While no first-time passport applications are acknowledged by mail, you can renew your baby's passport online or by post. The baby's first passport application must be made in person by the baby's parents or legal guardians. However, when baby passports are renewed, this is not the case. You only need to prepare the required documents and complete the steps outlined below to renew your baby's passport.
After you've filed the application, if your child is under 12, someone else needs to verify your and their identity. This entails having your application countersigned. In order to do this, you must provide proof that you are the baby's or child's parent or guardian, together with identification from a person eligible for the task. This person cannot be in a personal connection with you and must have known you for at least two years.
You have completed the passport process. However, traveling with a baby has its challenges. You can get support from the articles we have prepared before so that you can have a comfortable and safe trip with your child:
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