If you want to apply for a child passport and the child’s birth parents are European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) nationals, you must provide certain evidence with the passport application.
Children born to an EEA national
You must provide original documents that prove the child is British. Even if the child was born in the UK, we may ask to see further documents.
A birth certificate is not considered absolute proof of identity.
We cannot accept laminated or photocopied documents.
Children born in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man
You must provide the child's full birth certificate showing parents' details.
You must also provide one of the following:
- the mother's passport or ID card that was valid at the time of the child's birth
- the father's passport or ID card that was valid at the time of the child's birth and the parents' marriage certificate (we only need to see the parents' marriage certificate if the child was born before 1 July 2006)
Children born before 1 October 2000
You must provide evidence that one of the parents was in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man as an EEA national and ‘exercising a treaty right’ (like working, studying or retired, for example) at the time of the child’s birth.
Children born on or after 1 October 2000 and before 30 April 2006
You must provide evidence that one of the legitimate parents had been given indefinite leave to remain by the Jersey Customs and Immigration Service before the child’s birth.
This will be in the form of a stamp in their passport or in the form of a letter issued to them by the Jersey Customs and Immigration Service.
Children born on or after 30 April 2006
You must be able to prove that one of the legitimate parents lived for five years continuously in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man as an EEA national ‘exercising a treaty right’, before the child’s birth.
If the parent was not living in Jersey for the whole of the five-year period, contact us for advice on what you’ll need to provide.
You must provide the following evidence of the parent’s residency:
a print out of their contributions record from Social Security
evidence from an independent source, such as letters from all employers during the period stating:
when they started work with them
that they were employed on a continuous basis
when they left their employment or that they are still employed by them
letters from landlords if they were not working at any time during the five-year period
Children born outside the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man but has a certificate of registration
You can apply for a child’s British passport through our office if they live in Jersey but were born outside the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man and have a registration certificate.
You must provide:
Applying for a child passport