Passport application for a child

A child is not entered in the parents' passport. The child must be present in person when a passport for him or her is applied.

Consent of the parents or guardians

As a rule, a passport is issued for a minor upon the parents' or guardians' consent.

The consent must be obtained from the child's all parents or guardians. The consent may be given in writing, too, if it is sufficiently detailed:

  • The consent must specify the person who is the subject of the consent (full name and date of birth).
  • The consent must contain the full name, date of birth, contact details and signature of the person giving the consent.
  • The consent must be written in a language the embassy official understands (e.g. Finnish, Swedish, English).
  • Potential limitations concerning the period or region of validity must be mentioned.

A parent or guardian may be asked to be present to identify the child.

Other documents you might need in Canada

If the child is born outside Canada, his/her own or Finnish parent's Canadian Permanent Resident Card or a Canadian visa. For Finnish parent(s) who have dual or multiple citizenship, documentation confirming citizenship status. 

If a child is a dual citizen, the passport is valid until he/she reaches the age of 22, unless a certificate for retaining Finnish citizenship between the ages of 18 - 22 is provided.

Please note! A passport can only be issued to a child that has been registered to the Finnish population registration system. 


Passport and identity card fees are paid when submitting the application. The payment should be made in the form of cash, a money order, or a certified cheque made out to the Embassy of Finland or Consulate of Finland if applying in Toronto or Vancouver.