Biometric passport for children under 12:
As a new facilitating measure of the biometric passport procedures benefiting our citizens abroad, it is brought to their care that, as of 30 June 2015, the presence of children under 12 years is no longer required at the Consulate either when submitting the application or when collecting the passport. These two operations can now be performed by the child's legal guardian.
In this regard, it is recalled that if the enrolment certificate (for those in school) and residence permit are missing, the application will be rejected.
Moreover, the Consulate may require the presence of children, if deemed necessary, to do additional checks to ensure the effective and lawful exercise of guardianship and the child's residence in the UK or Ireland.
The composition of the file remains unchanged. However, the photos provided in that file must meet the required standards (I.C.A.O.).