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.
Passport application for a child in the UK – Written consent of the parents or guardians
Applicants under 18 years must have parents' or guardians' consent for their passport application. If both guardians cannot be present when applying then a written consent from the absent guardian must be presented. Also copies of their passports must be provided.