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My three month old son is a US citizen (born in the US) and we are of Indian origin. He left for India on an entry visa with his mother recently. Before leaving, I prepared all required documentation to apply for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card in the US for him. Now I need his US passport, which is with him in India, to apply for OCI in the US.

I thought I will ask someone to bring his passport instead of him coming here, but now I found that it will be illegal to carry another person's passport internationally. Are there any legal options available without him travelling that can get his passport to the US?

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    "but now I found that it will be illegal to carry another person's passport internationally." - where did you find this piece of information? – AakashM Jan 10 at 9:48
  • from Google search and also called to ckgs – Kalyan Kumar Jan 10 at 10:05
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    FedEx/DHL/whatnot would seem fine options. But if you are not trying to use the passport, there should be no problems hand carrying it. – Jon Custer Jan 10 at 14:26
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    I just spoke with FedEx customer care, they said that India will not allow any country's passport to cross the border without that person crossborder.fedex.com/us/assets/prohibited-restricted/india/… – Kalyan Kumar Jan 10 at 15:06
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    It makes one wonder how foreign nationals in India receive new passports, or how Indian citizens abroad get their new passports. – Jon Custer Jan 11 at 18:24

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