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Both parents of a newborn baby must provide a consent authorizing passport issuance for the baby. The following conditions may apply to you. Ideally both parents must go for filing the application. However, there are some exceptions.

New Delhi, Sep 18: The External Affairs Ministry has taken up with the British High Commission the case of a British couple, who had a baby this May through surrogacy in India and face the prospect of leaving her in an orphanage as they have not been able to procure a passport for her. “Baby Lily – We have taken this up with British High Commission. We hope to resolve this soon,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted today. The couple had come India on a medical visa that expired on September 7 and was subsequently extended for one month. Now their visa expires on October 7 and a British passport for the baby has to be obtained by that time.

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US passport applications for newborn babies and children must be submitted in person at a passport agency or passport application acceptance facility. To apply for a US passport for newborn baby or child under 16 years old, follow the newborn passport application steps outlined below.

Swaraj, who had tweeted details of the UK couple Tuesday night, said on Wednesday, “Chris & Michele Newman – Orphanage is not an option for Baby Lily. We will help u with extension of your Visa. Pl give your details…Meanwhile, pl obtain British passport for Baby Lily.”