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How Do I Expedite A Passport for an Infant?

by Rene
(Newark, Ohio, USA)

Question: My husband and I are moving (driving) to Alaska mid-April with our newborn who will be 1 month old. I had recently called and talked to someone about needing a passport for our son and I was told that all I would need is the original birth certificate.

Since my husband needs to be back in Alaska on a certain date due to his army station, we will need to get a passport for our son within a couple days. We will be traveling through Canada. What will I need to have and what will I need to do to get my son a passport to get to Alaska?

Answer: Your child does NOT need a passport either to enter Canada or to return to the United States via Alaska. All you are required to present is a certified birth certificate for your infant.

However, if you desire to obtain a passport for your child before departing for Alaska, you can apply for expedited service by clicking the link below.

Apply to Expedite Child's Passport

After completing the online application, you need to visit the nearest application acceptance facility and present form DS-11 and all supporting documents to an agent.

Once you have taken the oath and signed form DS-11, you need to send the sealed packet to the expediting service.

For a list of acceptance facilities in your area, click the link below.

Ohio Passport Offices

Again, you can travel to Alaska with your infant with only a certified birth certificate. You can then apply for a passport for your child. If you prefer this option, you can click the link below for a list of acceptance facilities in Alaska.

Alaska Passport Offices

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