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Does a passport expire when a minor turns 18?

by Steph
(NJ)

Question: My sister received her passport at age 15. She is now 18 years old. Does she need to apply for a new passport since we are traveling out of the country this summer?


Answer: Passports issued to minors age 15 and younger are valid for five (5) years from the date of issuance. Since your sister's passport was issued when she was 15, it should be valid until she is 20. Passports do not expire when a person reaches age 18. Therefore, your sister does not need to obtain a new passport in order to travel out of the country this summer.

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Renew passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My son is 13 and my daugther is now 18. Their passports are expired. Do I need to renew them or fill out new passport applications?

Answer: Your son must apply in person with both parents. If only one parent accompanies him, the applying parent must submit notarized consent from the non-applying parent or evidence of sole legal custody.

For a list of requirements, visit minor passport requirements.

Your daughter must appear in person to apply for a new passport at an application acceptance facility. She does not need to be accompanied by parents.

For a list of requirements, visit new passport for adults.

Minor's signature
by: Anonymous

Question: A minor's passport has a parent signature. The child is now 18 and her passport is not considered as an acceptable signature. How does she get her signature on the passport?

Answer: Just sign underneath it.

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