Special or diplomatic passport (children): Who can apply

Who can get a special or diplomatic child passport

Your child may qualify for an official passport if they’re:

Additional considerations for children over 19 years old

19 to 22 years old

If they’re going to school

Their official passports are valid for 5 years or until 6 months after their 25th birthday, whichever comes first.

If they aren’t going to school

Their official passports are valid until 6 months after their 22nd birthday.

23 to 25 years old

If they’re going to school

Their passports are valid until 6 months after their 25th birthday.

Their applications must include:

If they aren’t going to school

They’re not eligible for an official passport.

Older than 25 years old

If they’re going to school

You must contact us before applying. We’ll check if they’re eligible.

If they aren’t going to school

They’re not eligible for an official passport.

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