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Can you apply for a passport for a child for whom you do not have custody?

by Tamara
(South Bound Brook, NJ, USA)

Question: Daughter's biological mother would like to apply for a passport for her but she does not have custody of her and also does not live with her. Can she apply for a passport for her daughter?

Answer: In order to obtain a passport for a minor, the minor must appear at an application acceptance facility with the person who has legal custody of her. If the mother wants to get a passport for her daughter, she must appear with her daughter at the passport office and submit a written, notarized consent form from the person who has legal custody along with the application form and supporting documents. To find the nearest application acceptance facility, click the link below.

New Jersey Passport Offices

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