Passport for minors 16-17
Question: I am a 16-year-old US citizen by birth. Can I apply for my US passport card renewal by myself? My mom has a problem proving her name change and her identity case is still ongoing. At the same time, because of her name change case, I’m stuck in a foreign country with my expired passport for almost two years.
We applied at the US embassy before my passport expired (submitted Form DS-11 and paid the passport fee) but, as I was under 16, the consul refused to issue my passport with out my mom’s identity.
Can I apply for my passport now? I still have twp previously-issued passport books and certified birth certificate to prove my citizenship. Or, do I have to wait for my mom’s endless name change case and stay with out any valid personal identification in a foreign country?Answer:
Minors age 16 can appear without parents in order to apply for a passport. You must present the completed, unsigned Form DS-11
along with evidence of U.S. citizenship, proof of identity, photocopy of identification document and one recent passport photo.
The consul MAY request written consent from your parent(s) if it is not implied on the passport application. If a consent form is required, you face the same problems concerning your mother's lack of acceptable identification.
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