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Minor Passport FAQ

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Passport for child born in the United States but raised abroad  The mother of the child gave birth here in the US and shortly thereafter the child went back to Mexico. Apparently, there is no clarity as to the procdure ...

Passports for children in foster care  Question: I'm the social worker for a 15 year girl in foster care. No one knows where her parents are located, so no signatures can be obtained. After ...

How do I renew a child's passport?  Question: My 7 year old son's passport expired. He is disabled and it's difficult to take photos of him which I know are required for his new passport....

What if the non-custodial parent will not sign for the child to have a passport?  Question: My son is 13 years old and we will be traveling to the Bahamas in June of next year for 3 days. I had to cancel our vacation last year because ...

What happens if a parent does not sign for minor child's passport renewal and they're already overseas?  Question: Although my husband and his ex-wife have joint custody of their 8 year old child, the mother took the child out of the US to South Korea using ...

Can my minor children get passports without their fathers consent?  Question: I have sole custody of my 2 children ages 13 & 10. Their father has made no effort to see them in over 6 years. Can they still get their passports ...

Can you get a passport for my minor child if he is already out of the country?  Question: I have a friend that sent his son to Mexico with his family and did not get the passport before his son left. He thought that he would be able ...

Minor travel to a US territory  Question: My sons' mother lives in Guam. They would like to visit her this summer. Can they travel to a US territory without a passport?

One son is ...

Can a newborn baby travel to another country with only a birth certificate instead of a passport and visa?  Question: I have a 1 month old baby. I need to travel to India and will be back within 3 months. Can I take my baby without a passport? Instead of a ...

Can I obtain passports for my 15 and 17-year-old children without their father's consent?  Question: We have 50/50 parenting time. He has medical, dental and vision decision making. I have all other decision making. My 3 children's passports ...

Does a newborn need a visa if entering her parents' country or just a passport?  I'm a South African 17-year-old and have an American green card because I lived in the U.S. I'm pregnant and going to give birth in NJ with my family. I ...

Is a child born to Canadian mother and U.S. citizen father eligible for a passport?  Questions pertaining to passport eligibility for 10 year old child born in Canada to a Canadian mother. Mother and child have resided in Canada for 10 ...

Can I use a regular photo of my child for his passport?  Question: My child is currently in a different country but since he is a US citizen I have to have his passport made on the mainland, therefore he is ...

Do I have the necessary documents to renew passport for my foreign-born adopted child?  Question: My husband and I are both US-born citizens. We adopted our son from Russia in 2003. He is now 9 years old. He has a US passport which expired ...

Does a US birth certificate of a foreign born adopted child serve as proof of citizenship?  Question: My daughter was adopted from Guatemala. We immigrated her to the US on a Guatemalan passport. She had a green card. We recently completed ...

Passport for Minor Child with No Contact with Mother  Question: My husband has his two children from another marriage. We have been trying to contact her via phone and through a lawyer to have her sign the ...

Can One Parent Apply for a Passport for a Minor  Answers to questions about one parent applying for a passport for a minor age 15 or younger.

Children Traveling to Canada with Guardians  Question: We have 4 children who have a status of Termination of parental rights. They will be in our home for 3 months before we can adopt them. We ...

Nephew needs a passport but his parents cannot take time off.  Question: My nephew (15 years old) and I are traveling to Europe in August and I need to get him a passport. Both his parents have started new jobs and ...

Passport Name Change For Adopted Child  Question: I've read conflicting reports. One states the adopted child needs a complete new passport. Another states the existing passport can be mailed ...

Passport for a Child Born out of Wedlock  Question: My son was born out of wedlock and his father is not willing to sign for him a passport. He has not been legitimized, although his father ...

Where can I take a minor to apply for a passport on Saturdays?  Question: I work during the days and will be able to only take my child on Saturday for the passport papers. Where can I take her in Hollywood or Miami ...

Is there anyway to get a passport for my child without their father's notarized statement?  Question: I'm planning on taking my two kids to Canada to visit my boyfriend's family in a few months. Their dad and I are not civil so when asked by ...

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

How do I get father's consent to obtain a passport or passport card for daughter?  Question: We are interested in making a trip to Canada in a couple months, so I would like to get the passport process started. Research has led me ...

Is father's signature required to get passprt for a child?  Question: My daughter's father is not on her birth certificate, but he pays child support. Also, paternity has been establish. He refuses to sign the ...

Passport for Baby Born in US to British Citizens  Question: Can I get a passport for our new baby born in Atlanta GA even though we are both British citizens with B2 visas? We can only provide our UK ...

If I allow my ex-wife to get passports for my kids now, will I have the right to stop her from taking them abroad later?  Question: My ex-wife wants to obtain passports to take my children on a vacation to France. I am not opposed to them going on that particular trip, but ...

Can I use the online service to obtain a passport for my minor child?  Question: My daughter needs a passport for next month, March 2011. She is 13. Can I do it online?

Answer: You cannot apply for a passport online ...

Passport for Child without Parent's Consent  Answer to questions about passports for children obtained without the consent of one parent.

Can I get passports for my children if they are not U.S. citizens but I am?  Question: I am their mother and a U.S. citizen. The kids were born in Canada. Can I still apply for a passport for them?

Answer: First of all, United ...

Can I get my minor child's passport suspended?  Question: My ex-wife lied to me to get me to sign off for my son to get a passport. She asked me to sign so she could take my kids to Honduras to see ...

Non-custodial parent cannot be located for signature on children's passports  Question: Me and my kids are planning to take a vacation to Dominican Republic this summer. Their father cannot be located, in the past I tried to file ...

How can I be notified if anyone files for a passport under my child's name?  Question: Is there a data base that my child's name can be put into so I can be notified if anyone applies for a passport for him?

Answer: Yes, there ...

How to get a passport for a child who has not seen his father in over 10 years?  Question: I would like to take my son to Canada so he'll need a passport. The problem is we don't have contact or dealings with his father. It has ...

How do I find out if a passport was issued to my child?  Question: I have primary custody of my children. My ex-wife has recently moved to Canada with her new husband. My children go to spend summer vacations ...

My Adopted Daughter had a Passport under a Different Name  Question: I adopted my daughter in 2005 from Guatemala as a single parent. She was issued a passport to enter the United States but since then I have ...

Parental consent for minor child's name change on passport  Question: I legally changed the name of my minor child, and need to get his name changed on his passport. Both me and his father (now divorced) are listed ...

Can we obtain a passport for our son if the father has no photo ID?  Question: My parents have offered a passport to my son. The problem is his father does not have any picture ID. His drivers license (NYS) was revoked....

Passport for minor about to turn 16  Question: I need a passport for my son for travel in early June. He will turn 16 1 month before we leave. In order to get the passport in time, it ...

Passport for 1 yr old with no birth certificate  Question: My daughter has a certificate of live birth from the hospital but does not have a US birth certificate. How do I get her passport?

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Passport department still insists they need absent parents consent! Help!  Question: Form DS 3053 submitted with passport application but Passport department still insists that they need absent parents consent! Help!

I booked ...

Passport Renewal for My Children  Question: I am non US citizen father living in my home country with my family (spouse and three children, under 18 years old) now. My kids born in USA ...

Traveling Minor  Question: If a father is taking his minor child out of the country, and the parents are still legally married, does the mother have to sign a consent ...

Can my 9 year old daughter obtain a passport without my permission?  Question: The mother and I made an agreement that she was taking my daughter on a cruise. I later found out that she(the mother) was not attending this ...

Passport requirements for a minor with only one parent listed on their birth certificate  Question: I am a single parent listed on my child's birth certificate. My child needs to get a passport but it ask for both parents. What can I do or ...

How do I complete the DS3053 for my daughter when her father is unable to sign because of a stroke?  Question: I need to renew my daughters passport for a trip in Dec. My husband is now in a Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center after complications during ...

Change Minor Son's Name in Passport  Question: I changed my son's first name last year. What forms do I need to file for a new passport? And can I do it through the mail?

I need his passport ...

Can a Circuit Court Judge force a parent to sign form DS-11 for non medical reasons?  Question: My son has joint legal custody and the mother has physical custody of our two-year-old grandson. The mother filed through her attorney to have ...

13 yr old child's passport renewal with questions  Question: My 13 yr old daughter has a passport that was issued 0n Jan 20 2005 and expired in Jan 2010. Her father passed away in 2003 and I would like ...

Can child and parents appear at a passport facility or must they go to a regional passport office to apply?  Question: I am getting a passport for my son who is 5 months old. It says my wife and I need to apply with the baby in person. Can this be done at my ...

My child has autism and needs a passport  Question: I tried to get a passport for my child who is 14 years old at the local post office. I tried to explain to the women working there that my ...

If I am applying in person for child, can I renew in person as well?  Question: My husband and I both need to renew our passports, his has expired and I actually just need a name change. But we need to get one for our ...

Must a minor with dual citizenship use U.S. passport to re-enter the USA?  Question: Can a minor with dual citizenship travel to the UK and re-enter the USA with their UK passport only? OR, does the US passport need to be renewed?...

Parental consent and delayed passport  Question: We are trying to check on the status of a new passport for our son. We submitted paperwork for our other three children at the same time and ...

Need Passport for My Children  Question: I was deported to Colombia. My children are in New York with my mother. They want to come see me. My son had a passport before. He came to ...

What if I used the wrong application for my child?  Question: I have already mailed a renewal request for my daughter's passport along with her original passport. She is 4 years old. The USPS staff gave ...

Do I need to provide photos of my one-month-old child in order to get a passport for him?  Question: My child is only one-month old. Do I still need to provide his photos in order to obtain passport for him?

Answer: Two identical photos ...

passport for child in adoptive placement  Question: We have signed papers for adoptive placement. We were fostering. 4 year old will not be officially adopted by us until after our trip.

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Is a minor's previous passport that has not expired enough identification to get a new one?  Question: My minor daughter's passport expires in Oct 2010. Since her current passport has not expired yet, is it enough documentation to take to get ...

Getting Passports for Infants  Answers to questions about getting United States passports for infants.

How to renew my 5 yrs old son's passport?  Question: My son is 5 years old now and his passport will be expired this October. I want to renew it right away because we are planning on going for ...

Do I need a passport for my newborn?  Question: We're traveling in early July and our son will be under 2 months old. We have not received the birth certificate yet to apply for a passport....

Passport for child with notarized letter from parents  Question: Can I obtain a passport for a child with a notarized letter from her parents, her original birth certificate and her SSN? I am fiancé to her ...

Do I have to submit the original documents for evidence of US citizenship and evidence of relationship or can I provide photocopies?  Question: My child is a minor under 16 and born outside of the US (in Taiwan). As Evidence of U.S. Citizenship I will present his Certificate of Citizenship(...

Is a minor travel consent form necessary for a mother to travel alone with a child?  Question: My son has a current passport which both his father and I were present when applying, however I have since been informed that children traveling ...

Items required for passport for child and what is the age limit to be considered a minor?  Question: I understand the evidence of citizenship would be a Birth Certificate. Is that correct? What is 'evidence of identity?'

Is a 14 year old ...

What can I do if the father does not want to get the passport for our child?  Question: I want to get a passport for my little daughter but her father doesn't want to cooperate in order to get her the passport. She lives with me ...

Can I renew my 10 year old daughters passport by mail?  Question: I live in Manaus, Brazil and my 10 year old daughter's US passport expires next month. Can I renew it through the mail via the US embassy in ...

Should I wait to renew child passport if my son is turning 16 one months after his passport expires?   Question: My sons passport expires in June 2010. He will be 16 on July 31st 2010. Should I wait to renew his passport after he turns 16 so that he can ...

Can I prevent my ex from getting our daughter a passport?  Question: My ex-girlfriend and I have a 4 year old daughter. We have joint custody and my daughter lives at her house primarily. Our daughter has my ...

Can I renew the passport of my daughter if she is 6 years old?  Question: Her passport expires on May 31 2010, do I have to go thru all the process so she can have a new passport or can hers be renewed?

we are ...

I am USA citizen and my child is not. Can she get USA passport?  Question: I became USA citizen two years ago. My daughter is 14 and holds permanent resident card. Can I apply for USA passport for her without applying ...

How do I apply for 2 international adopted children as our adoption has been finalized?  Question: My husband and I adopted 2 girls from the Philippines. The adoption was finalized on Dec 7, 09 and we're planning a vacation to the Philippines ...

American citizen father with daughter born in Winnipeg, Canada. - how to get passport for her?  Question: My daughter was born in Winnipeg, CA (mother and daughter coming back to the United States on Canadian passports)

State Dept website states ...

What documents do I need to take for my baby to get his passport?  Question: Requisitions to be taken at office in order to proceed with passport application.

Answer: The following documents are required in order ...

Can I get my childs passport taken away so that her mother cannot take her out of the country?  Question: I'm an unmarried parent with no court ordered anything. I'm military as well as her mother. Our daughter was born overseas and therefore when ...

Unable to locate my child's father to obtain notarized consent.  Question: My daughter's passport just expired 3/1/10, at the time I obtained that passport I was able to locate her father in jail and he was able to ...

Minor traveling with grandparents. What do they need?  Question: I have a minor that wants to travel to Mexico with my parents. What do I need to do for her to travel with them?

Answer: First of all,...

Does a minor traveling without a legal guardian need anything more than a passport?  Question: My son, 13, has a passport. He will be traveling out of the country with my sister, his aunt. Does he need any other documents, papers etc ...

Can I apply for a passport for my daughter who is a green card holder?  Question: She has had a green card for 5 years. Both parents are citizens living together. Can we apply for a passport for our daughter or do we have ...

My 9 year son's passport expired last year. What form do I need to fill out to renew his passport?  Question: My son's passport expired in October 2009. I would like to renew his passport and was wondering which forms I need to fill out for his renewal....

Does a minor under the age of 16 need to be present at the time of application?  Question: If a parent is applying in person at a passport office, does the applying minor child need to be present?

Answer: Yes, minors must appear ...

How do I renew a child's expired passport?  Question: How do I renew a child's passport which expired in 2009? (We are a military family and had them issued on a military installation.)

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Where do we need to go to renew childrens' passports?  Question: Our children have passports that expired in 2006. I've seen from your website that we have to appear in person to renew their passports. My ...

Renewal of minor passport...do you get the orginal passport book back?  Question: My son's passport book and picture (he got when he was 1 year old), has sentimental meaning to us. When we renew it do we need to turn it ...

When is a child legal to obtain their own passport:?  Question: If a child is a minor and is living with someone other than the biological parents, what information is needed to obtain a passport?

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How do I get a passport for a child born to English mother and American father?  Question: Please, could you provide me with information on obtaining a US passport for my child, her father has legally signed court papers in CA as ...

Will a notarized statement from her grandparents passing custody to me and her birth certificate allow me to get her a passport?  Question: Eight months ago through a paternity test, I found out that I have a 14 year old daughter in Washington State. Her mother had passed away ...

What paperwork do I need and what is the cost of getting passports for my children?  Question: My childrens' passports expire in April. I need to have new ones for a trip in July. Since I cannot "renew" their passports, what paperwork ...

Expired child's passport  Question: My granddaughter has an expired passport. She is now 14 & I want to take her to Europe when she is 15. Can I apply for a passport for her or ...

Post office kept my child's passport application  Question: My question is two part, First I am in Afghanistan with the 3-4 Marines and my daughter is 17 years old. I sent her in the other day to the ...

Where do I go to obtain a minors passport?  Question: Whom do I take the form to get a minors passport? (I haven't done this before)

Answer: You can apply for a passport for a minor at the ...

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

Should I renew a child's passport before it expires?  Question: Is a 15 year old child's passport valid in February of 2010 in Mexico if the expiration date is June, 2010? I have heard mixed answers to ...

When do I need to have my 15-year old daughter's passport renewed?  Question: My daughter has a passport that was issued when she was 11 years old (November, 2005), due to expire in November, 2010. She is now 15 but ...

How can i renew my child's passport if I am not a US citizen?  Question: lMy son is born in US and has US passport who is a minor.My husband and myself live in India and have valid Indian citizenship. We do not have ...

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