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Child's passport (under 18 years old)

It is recommended to arrange an appointment before submitting a biometric passport application. Please dial +66 (0)2 677 7360 or contact us by email:

Minors shall be present in person when applications are submitted.

Applicants are advised to check their personal data (legal address, marital status, etc.) in order to correspond to those in the National Registry. In this respect, applicants can request any change, if relevant, at , by sending adequate documents even before coming to the Embassy.

Fingerprints shall be taken for children aged 12 and over.

Who is eligible to submit a passport application for a child?

Passport applications for non-emancipated children are submitted by one of the parents who has parental authority or by the legal guardian. In cases of divorce or pending divorce, passport applications for children shall be submitted by the parent who has parental authority from the court or by law.

Both parents are entitled to submit the application of their children when this authority has been attributed jointly to them by the court or by law. Passport applications for children placed in the custody of a guardian, who is an establishment, is accepted only if a power of attorney is submitted (e.g. when a social worker submits the application for a child who is held in his/her institution). This also concerns adults under guardianship.

One of the parents without parental authority or a third person submitting a passport application for a child shall present a warrant duly signed by the parent who possesses parental authority over the child and legalized by the competent authorities. The signature of the principal shall be authenticated on the warrant.

When passport applications for minor children are submitted by one of the parents who has a legal address different from their children, the municipality administration as well as the Passport Office may require additional documents regarding parental authority.

When one of the parents is not able to provide the required supporting documents sought by the municipality administration or by the Passport Office as mentioned in the earlier paragraph, the passport application process will be denied.

Biometric passports validity: 2 years for children aged under 4 / 5 years for children aged 4-17

Passports fees: €30 for 2-year passports / €50 for 5-year passports

Required documents

  • Current passport + copy of the data page
  • Certified true copy of the original of the data page of the passport, or the ID card of the legal parents or guardians
  • Family Book or birth certificate of the child
  • Proof of guardianship if relevant
  • Proof of payment for the passport by bank transfer to “Bureau des passeports, visas et légalisations”*
  • One recent photograph, mouth closed as displayed below

Photo enfant

*A payment receipt must be presented at the time of submission of the application. The tax can be paid by bank transfer or cash payment to the postal account of the Passport Office (Bureau des passports): IBAN LU 46 1111 1298 0014 0000 CCPLLULL. It is also possible to pay online on

Delivery times and picking up passports
The Foreign and European Affairs Ministry organizes a mailing from Luxembourg to the Embassy in Bangkok every three or four weeks only. The Embassy will either contact by email or by phone call the person named to pick up the passport of the child as stated during the application. If the Embassy cannot join the designated person, the latter should contact the Embassy in a timely manner as passports cannot be held more than 6 months from the delivery date by the competent authority.

Delivery times
The Foreign and European Affairs Ministry organizes a mailing from Luxembourg to the Embassy in Bangkok every three or four weeks only. Passports may be picked up by applicants or by a trustworthy person at the Embassy. Alternatively, passports may be picked up at the Passport Office in Luxembourg by a designated representative (and the mandate letter as well as the passport application receipt shall be presented).

Picking up passports
Holders of a new passport will be advised, by the Embassy, to pick up their passport either by email or by phone call. If the Embassy is unable to contact them, the latter should reach us, knowing that any passport may be held no more than 6 months from the delivery date by the legal authority. In addition, holders are required to come in person, without duly justified reason, in order to pick up their new passport, along with their previous travel document and their application receipt. Please see also the earlier paragraph regarding time delivery for passports sent from Luxembourg.

Passports cancellation
Passports will be physically cancelled when picking up new ones, unless otherwise stipulated by the Embassy. Cancelled passports will be handed over on request. If the Embassy has agreed that passport holders cancel their previous travel document by themselves, it is should be done upon receiving the new one and by sending a proof by email to the Embassy.


Bureau des passeports, visas et légalisations (MAE)

6, rue de l'Ancien Athénée
L-1144 Luxembourg
Tel.: (+352) 247 - 88300
Fax: (+352) 22 02 91
Service hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.