Passport & Consular Services

Who can apply for passport?

The eligibility criteria for applying for a passport can vary between countries. Generally, any citizen of a country is eligible to apply for a passport of that country. Here are some common factors that determine who can apply for a passport:

Citizenship: Typically, only citizens or nationals of a country are eligible to apply for a passport of that country. Proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate or citizenship certificate, is usually required during the passport application process.

Age: Passports can be issued to individuals of any age, including minors and adults. However, there may be additional requirements or documentation needed for passport applications for minors, such as the consent of parents or guardians.

Documentation: Applicants are typically required to provide certain documents to support their passport application. This may include proof of identity, proof of citizenship, proof of address, and any other relevant documents specified by the passport issuing authority.

Legal Status: In some cases, individuals with a specific legal status, such as permanent residents or non-citizen nationals, may also be eligible to apply for a passport. This can vary between countries, so it’s important to check the specific eligibility requirements of the country issuing the passport.

It’s worth noting that the specific requirements and processes for passport applications can vary between countries. It is advisable to refer to the official website of your country’s passport agency or embassy/consulate for accurate and up-to-date information on who can apply for a passport and the specific requirements for the application.

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