Newly Born Infants Visa
Generally, children born in a country attain citizenship of that country and are eligible for a passport. If you’re wondering whether your newborn could be issued a Spanish passport, the answer is yes. This article will tell you all you need to know about Spanish passports for newborns.
Who is qualified to apply for a Spanish passport?
According to the ministry of foreign affairs in Spain, the following categories of infants are eligible for a Spanish passport via parentage
- If the infant is born in Spain to at least one Spanish citizen parent.
- If the infant is adopted by a citizen of Spain.
- If at least one of the parents of the infant was also born in Spain.
- If the infant is born in Spain to non-citizens of Spain who have the stateless status.
Where can I apply for a Spanish passport?
As long as you have ascertained that your baby is qualified for a Spanish passport, the next step is to know where you can apply for the passport. There are several locations in major cities where you can get a passport. However, you can make an appointment at a national police station where the passport can be issued.
How to apply for a Spanish passport for an infant:
The process of getting a passport issued to your baby is simple and can be broken down into these steps:
- The first step is to book an appointment with a national police station.
- Upon your arrival at the station, you will be asked to confirm your appointment by typing the resident card number or DNI (Documento Nacional de Identidad) with which the appointment was requested.
- After your appointment has been confirmed you will then sign a waiver stating your wish to procure a passport for your baby.
- The next step is to pay the passport fee which is 30€ in cash.
- Hand in the required documents and the passport will be issued to you at the window once your documents are complete and genuine.
What are the necessary documents when applying for a baby’s Spanish passport?
To request a passport for a child, the parents will need to present the original copies of the following documents:
- The baby’s DNI, If your child does not have a DNI, you can get one on the same day by booking a back-to-back appointment procuring the DNI first, and then the passport.
- Certificate of birth issued not more than 6 months before the appointment and with approval for its usage in obtaining a passport.
- Color photograph showing the head and shoulders of your child.
- The census certificate is also known as Certificado de Empadronamiento issued not later than 3 months to the date of appointment.
When applying for your baby’s passport, both parents need to be present and also provide their identification and in case a parent is absent, there must be a valid reason for the absence. A signed certificate by the absent parent may be requested.