All what you need to know about the biometric passport:
Every citizen applying for a biometric passport must fulfil the following conditions:
Be in possession of the special extract of his/her birth certificate '12s';
Payment of the passport fees (1200 Rand payable by cash only when applying for the passport).
Passport for kids:
Minor is entitled to an individual passport at any age.
In addition to the documents listed above, the issuing of a passport to a minor (under 19 years) is subject to a written parental permission by the father or by the legal guardian who must be present at the consulate to sign the document in the presence of the officer in charge.
Please, be advised that children's birth must be registered on the civil status records of the Embassy prior to the issuance of the passport. Furthermore, the Embassy recalls that Algerian law imposes that the birth of a child must be declared to and registered within 10 days
note: the presence of children under 12 years at the Embassy is not required either when submitting the application or when collecting the passport. These two operations can be performed by the child's legal guardian. However, the photographs provided must meet the required standards (The application will be rejected if the photographs do not meet these requirements).