Can a newborn baby travel to another country with only a birth certificate instead of a passport and visa?
(Fords, NJ, USA)
Question: I have a 1-month-old baby. I need to travel to India and will be back within 3 months. Can I take my baby without a passport? Instead of a passport, can I take her birth certificate for identification?
All U.S. citizens who travel to India must possess a current, valid passport (including infants) with a valid India visa stamped in it. You CANNOT take your baby to India using the birth certificate as identification.
You can access the instructions for obtaining a U.S. passport for a child by clicking the link below.How to Get a Passport for a Child
For information on getting a visa, click the link below.How to Get a Visa to India
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