Passport Renewal for 19 Year Old with Previous Passport Issued When a Minor
(New York, NY USA)
My daughter's now expired passport was issued in 2006 when she was 14. She is now 19 and requires a new passport. Your website says that passport renewal by mail is not available if the previous passport was issued when the citizen was a minor. Does this rule apply even though she is 19 years old now?
Also, there are no options on the Passport Scheduling Phone line that seem to fit needing to "renew a passport in person because it is not allowed to be renewal by mail AND No, we are not traveling within 2 weeks." Question:
1. Can a 19-year old renew her passport by mail if her previous one was issued when she was 14?Answer:
No, she must appear in person at an application acceptance facility or a regional agency if she needs her passport quickly.Question:
2. If the 19-year old must appear in person to renew, must she also be accompanied by a parent (one parent with a notarized letter indicating it is acceptable to the second parent that she is renewing her passport)?Answer:
No, she does not need to be accompanied by a parent. Only minors ages 17 or younger must appear with parents.Question:
3. If the 19-year old must appear in person, which Passport phone line option should be selected to get the appointment (she is not traveling within 2 weeks)?Answer:
If your daughter is not traveling within 2 weeks, she does not need to apply at the regional passport agency and, therefore, does not need to schedule an appointment through the toll-free number.
She can submit the application Form DS-11
and all supporting documents at a nearby passport office. Each office has its own telephone number. Click the links below for more information.New Passport RequirementsNew York Passport Offices
Routine processing is estimated to take up to 5 weeks. Your daughter can request expedited service in order to obtain her passport in up to 3 weeks. There is an extra fee for this service and she will need to include a copy of her itinerary.
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