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How can i renew my child's passport if I am not a US citizen?

by pragathi
(Hyderabad,Andhra pradesh,India)

Question: My son, who is a minor, was born in the U.S. and has a U.S. passport. My husband and I live in India and have valid Indian citizenship. We do not have a valid US driver's license as mentioned in step 4 of minor passport. How can I renew my son's U.S. passport?


Answer: The purpose of the driver's license is for photo ID. Your driver's license from India should meet this requirement. In fact, the website of the U.S. embassy in New Delhi states, "For children under age 16, both parents must be present with photo identification to sign the passport application in the presence of a consular officer." Visit the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for your child's new passport. If your Indian driver's license is not acceptable, they will inform you as to what you can present.

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