Friday , December 15 2017

Residence & passport for baby

I am an Indian and have done court marriage in Kuwait. My wife is expecting our baby anytime in October. My question is although I have my marriage certificate issued in Kuwait with an English translation, is it necessary for me to get my name printed in my wife’s passport and vice versa for the issuance of new passport and new residency for my coming baby? Your help as always is highly appreciated.

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Answer: No, it is not essential that you have each other’s name printed in the passports. It is not required by the Kuwait law in connection with getting the residence of the baby because the marriage and the birth certificates are proof enough. It is also our understanding that same is case with most embassies for the issuance of the baby’s passport. But just to be sure, just check with your embassy.

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