Does My Baby Need a Passport?

The simple answer to this is – YES. You may be surprised to discover that your baby is unable to fly internationally on your passport or simply with a birth certificate and whilst this was the case about 12 years ago, it is certainly not the case now, especially in our age of heightened border security.

Getting a sleepy or unsettled newborn baby to comply with passport photo requirements can be a tricky situation – just ask my husband! I’ve provided some links below to specific passport offices and here you will find a list of requirements for getting your baby’s passport completed, including photo requirements. Or alternatively call your consulate or passport office.

Australia –www.passports.gov.au
Canada – www.pptc.gc.ca
New Zealand – www.dia.govt.nz
United Kingdom – www.direct.gov.uk
United States – http://travel.state.gov

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