Passport for child born in the United States but raised abroad
The mother of the child gave birth here in the U.S. and shortly thereafter the child went back to Mexico. Apparently, there is no clarity as to the procedure and/or process by which a passport can be issued to a "minor living with an authorized guardian, in another country".
I am trying to help a friend but I don't even know which direction to point her to.
Thank you in advance. Question:
Which country issues the passport?Answer:
The passport(s) is/are issued by the country or countries of which the child is a citizen. Since the child was born in the United States, he or she should be able to obtain a U.S. passport as long as evidence of U.S. citizenship is provided. The application for an American passport can be submitted at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in Mexico.
Since the child was born to Mexican citizens, he or she should also be able to obtain a Mexican passport. This can be obtained through the official issuing agency of Mexico.Question:
What forms need to be filled out?Answer:
The application form for a new U.S. passport is Form DS-11
. This can be completed at the embassy or consulate.Question:
Which documents need to be provided?
Besides the application form, supporting documents include evidence of U.S. citizenship such as an original or certified copy of a birth certificate, an identification document and a recent passport photo.
Since the child's parents are in the United States and the child will be applying in Mexico, the parents need to provide the adult who takes the child to apply with notarized consent to apply and copies of valid photo identification documents.U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico
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