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Minors under 18


Minors under 18

New rules for minors under 18 years of age
Since from June 26, 2012 all minors travelling overseas must have their own passport.

New European regulations provide protection of the minor’s identity and security by stipulating that:

  • all minors are required to have their own personal passport;
  • the validity of the passport for minors differs depending on the age: three years for children from 0 to three years of age, five years between three and 18 years of age.

Children under 12 are exempt from having their fingerprints taken and therefore do not need to appear in person.