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Can we get passports for grandchildren for whom we have temporary custody?

by James
(Hollister Fl.)

Question: We are the grandparents of 3 grandchildren and have court ordered TEMPORARY CUSTODY that has lasted more than 3 years. The children were abandoned by their parents. Can we get them a passport with temporary custody?

Answer: According to the National Passport Information Center, a court order establishing legal guardianship and authority to apply for passport will need to be submitted.

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To get passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm the legal guardian of my granddaughter. Do I have the right to get my granddaughter a passport without her mother's consent?

Answer: Yes, you can apply to get your granddaughter a passport if you have evidence of legal guardianship. For a complete list of requirements, click here.

Apply for passport with grandmother
by: Anonymous

Question: If my grandmother has a notarized letter saying that she has temporary custody of me can she renew my passport? Thanks.

Answer: If you are age 15 or younger, your grandmother cannot appear with you to apply for your passport unless she has sole legal custody. If she does not have sole legal custody, you must either apply with your parents or your grandmother must submit notarized consent from them.

Grandparent custody
by: Anonymous

Question: I have been awarded temporary custody, and waiting for a court date to gain full custody of my grandson. Will I be able to get a passport with only temporary custody?

Answer: Unless you have full legal custody, you will need notarized consent from the parents to get a passport for your grandson.

by: Anonymous

Question: I'm the legal guardian of my grandchild what documents do I need to get a passport for my grandaughter?

Answer: You can find a complete list of requirements for obtaining a passport for a minor here.

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