Information on whether the US embassy in Pakistan requires that dependent children under the age of five, travelling with their parents, have their own Pakistani passports before issuing them a B2-visitor visa [USA19053.E]

According to the Travel Information Manual (TIM), the US permits a passport bearer to include his/her unmarried minor children, under the age of 13, in his/her passport (Nov. 1994, 362). The children cannot, however, use the passport to travel unless accompanied by the passport bearer (ibid.). An individual application form (Non-Immigrant Visa Application Form OF-156) must be submitted for each person, irrespective of age, wishing to travel to the US. This requirement also applies to children included in the parent's passport (ibid., 366). Please consult the attachments for more detailed information.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Travel Information Manual [Hoofddorp, The Netherlands]. November 1994, pp. 361-72.