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Indian passport for new born baby in Australia

Here are easy steps to get Indian passport for your new born in Australia valid as of today 23 March 2013-

1) Get your birth registration certificate from Australian registry of birth; you will need to fill a form either online at for Victoria at and there are similar sites for other states or fill a form and post it to the designated post office. Ideally you should get your baby’s birth registration certificate in 2 weeks time by registered post.

2) Once you have the birth certificate; next step is to take photo copies of the following documents:
– Your passport (first five pages and last 3 pages plus you VISA Stamping page if you have one)
– Your spouse passport (first five pages and last 3 pages plus you VISA Stamping page if you have one)
– Marriage certiificate
– Birth certificate of the baby which you got from Australian authority

3) Get all those photo copies of the documents attested by Justice of Peace in your area (for Victoria your can go to the following site to find the Justice of Peace nearer to your post code –
– Call and book an appointment with Justice of Peace in your area to get the above documents attested

4) Now you need to fill some forms to apply for first passport for minor (under 15) plus you also need to get your baby’s birth registered with Indian Mission/

5) Apply online at Save the pdf generated and take print out of the pdf. Fill all the relevant details in the printed pdf form.
– In the application form, give the permanent address as Indian address (you will require to enclose a proof of permanent address if the address is not there in either of the parents passprt)
– In the application form, give the other address as the Australian address where you would like your passport to be delivered
– You will need to enclose a letter that you baby is too small to sign or give thumb impression and therefore you are signing on the baby’s behalf. Leave the space as blank in the form where it mentions Specimen signature/thumb impression of the applicant

6) Apart from the printed pdf form you will need to fill the following forms:
– Form U (One per person applying)
Form K (Application for Registration for Birth of a Child)
First Passport for a minor under 15 years Checklist

7) Get your baby’s passport photo clicked at a professional studio. You will require 3 passport photos of the baby along with the applciation
– Check this link for exact photo spec and let the photographer know these spec –

8)So to summarise these are the documents you willl need to submit for a new born Indian passport:
– Printed and completed pdf application form
– Form K
– Form U
– Passport checklist
– 3 passport photos of the baby
– supporting documents: your passport attested by JP (Justice of peace)
– supporting documents: your spouse passport attested by JP (Justice of peace)
– supporting documents: your marriage certificate attested by JP (Justice of peace)
– supporting documents: baby’s birth certificate attested by JP (Justice of peace)

9) And finally you can submit the application forms along with the documents by either post or in person. Check the link for the appropriate address:
– preferance will be to submit the application in person; VFS staff in that case will be able to verify your documents on the fly for obvious mistakes and you can rectify them there
– do ask for application reference number and register for SMS alert

10 ) You can track your application at the following link:

10) Ideally it should take 4-6 weeks for you to get your baby’s passport

Hope this information helps you with your baby’s passport application. Do visit the indian passport application site/VFS site in australia to check appropriate process because the process above can change from time to time. Do let me know if you find any discrepency in above information and leave your comments if you found the information useful.

2011 in review

December 31, 2012 2 comments

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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2012 in review

December 31, 2012 14 comments

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get that many views.

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Cute Indian Baby Nicknames


  • Chikoo
  • Pikoo
  • Piya
  • Piyali
  • Sonu
  • Monu
  • Romi
  • Tukku
  • Tukur
  • Titu
  • Golu
  • Molu
  • Gabdu
  • Gubli
  • Guddu
  • Guddi
  • Gudiya
  • Heena
  • Babu
  • Kesu
  • Meera
  • Shibbu
  • Vishu
  • Silky
  • Softy
  • Pillu
  • Gilli
  • Goplu
  • Billu
  • Tweetee
  • Gopu
  • Toasty
  • Pihu
  • Piya
  • Piku
  • Paglu
  • Pinki
  • Trishu
  • Duggu
  • Shomu
  • Rosy
  • Hiran
  • Tony
  • Bablu
  • Babli
  • Babbu
  • Ashu
  • Chintu
  • Shona
  • Nonu
  • Chikki
  • lichi
  • kaddu

Please vote for you favorite cutest Indian Baby Nicknames or suggest one of you own!!!


The 90 percentage

We are a worried lot. We worry about everything that is in front of us from families to career to children to their future to our future to our country to our sports to about absolutely anything.

We are even worried about getting worried. 

It absolutely doesn’t make sense because in an entire day we actually face the things that we are worried about for less than 10% of our day. For the rest 90% of our day there is nothing to be actually worried about.

We have to learn to live our day not as a entire unit i.e. one complete day. This is because situations change each moment. We have bad moments in a day but never always an entire bad day.

We have to learn to quarantine our bad moments in a day and make sure that it does not affects the good moments. And when you start living the 90% then you will start enjoying life even in those not so good 10%.

When our dreams become bigger than our realities!

Everybody have their dreams and everybody have their realities. Realities are what you have with you and dream are what you desire to possess. Desire is obviously driven by the fact that we are humans and we are here on earth to desire and achieve. Without desires there is no life and no progress. So I am not going to dwell down the path of discussing why do we desire, rather in this blog entry I am going to talk about our dreams and our realities, and more importantly I am going to talk about when to stop dreaming and start living in reality.

There is always a balance in life that one has to achieve in order to live life more naturally and to enjoy life as it comes to us. This balance has to be maintained in a whole gamut of life activities. The balance has to be even more strict and scaled between your dreams and your realities.

A person can be in completely different state of mind and consciousness based what is the ratio of dreams you are holding as against the realities that you hold. It’s actually hard to quantify the ratio, but the idea should be clear. The ratio can never be 1. This is because in that case you do not have any dreams unfulfilled which is not a healthy state of being.

When you dream less than your current reality that may be called a state of subdued satisfaction, and this is not a very good state of mind either because this can lead to physical and mental illness as a person in this state of mind may even suffer from depression.

The jolly good desired state of mind is then having dreams bigger and larger than your current realities and that is where the real fight begins in our lives. This is the state of mind that is the cause of most of the human progress and the subsequent degeneration of the mind and other malicious side effects that follow.

We all live in castles of our dreams where in we plan not just future lives but our present as well. And sometimes as we dream we become more disconnected from our realities. This is the irony of dreaming that the very dreams that you want to fulfill in your real life and become more powerful than your realities themselves. You now no longer want to wake up and embrace reality as you have created it; off course using your dreams as a template. But now you want to dream more, even as your dreams have turned into a reality.

You at this stage have entered a matrix of dilemmas that are sorrowful labyrinthine in their character. This is an ineffably sorrow state that you are in. This is worse than the addiction of earthly substances. But the denouement is that you realize that you are in a deeper than the deepest depth in this universe, you are being drowned in the depths of your mind! Only a couple few are able to being conscious in this  natural drama that is being played on you.

But one who can differentiate between his dream and his realities and those who can give more importance to their realities will be the one who will really taste a divine success. The success of achieving consciousness over mind.

– vishal