Self attest and notarize for Indian Minor Passport renewal?

(Anonymous) #1

Hello Anil,

Self Attest Minor Passport Copy - Both parents Sign?

Could you please clarify if self-attesting some document (e.g. minor applicant’s passport copy - first five and 2 last pages, birth certificate, annexure-D) means that BOTH parents have to sign OR signature of any ONE of the parent (father/mother) is ok ?

This is in addition to of course the minor applicant itself.

Thanks.

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(Anil Gupta) #2

Self Attestation and Notarize - How parent and Child should sign

SELF-ATTEST meaning – just sign yourself along with your child.

If Child > 5 years, should write his/her name them-self.
If your child is less than 5 years, he/she should use his/her thumb print.

Both parent and child need to self-attest.

Each parent should self-attest their OWN document . Get your child to sign all documents too.

Mother should sign her OWN and Father his own. Mother CANNOT sign father’s document and vice versa.

For general document (like forms), any one parent can sign.

  1. CHILD’s – Passport copies of First five and last two pages

  2. CHILD’s – Birth Certificate

  3. US Address proof – Utility bill or driving license or rental lease agreement on any one of parent’s name.

  4. Indian Address proof – Utility bill or driving license or rental lease agreement on any one of parent’s name.

  5. Mother’s – Color copy of passport pages that you have photocopied.

  6. Father’s – Color copy of passport pages that you have photocopied.

  7. Mother’s – Color copy of Visa or Green Card or I797 approval notice.

  8. Father’s – Color copy of Visa or Green Card or I797 approval notice.

  9. ANNEXURE ‘D’ – Affidavit for Applying Minor passport by parents

  10. Annexure ‘E’ – Specimen Declaration of the applicant on a plain paper

  11. CHILD’s – Color copy of Visa or Green Card or I797 approval notice.

Step by step process to Renew Indian Minor’s passport in USA

https://www.am22tech.com/renew-indian-minor-passport-in-usa/

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(Saurabh Ranjan) #3

First of all thank you for putting this up. This is really helpful. But I think things have changed now. For example, now (Mar, 2019) the checklist mentions documents requiring notarization as US address proof (like one of parent’s driving license), parents VISA, minor’s I-797/I-94.

Interestingly, BOA or other notaries I contacted refused to notarize these. They say they can only notarize signatures. Phew…have asked clarification from CKGS as well as consulate (DC). Let’s see if I receive any response.

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(Anil Gupta) #4

Yes, I agree that notary requirements have been changed.

You can contact a private notary to get documents notarized.

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