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What proof of citizenship is needed to get a passport for an adopted child?

Question: My daughter was adopted and born in Korea. She is US citizen. What paperwork do we need to show her U.S. citizenship to get her a passport. She is 8 years old and was legally adopted in the U.S. at age 4 months.


Answer: The following documents can be used as proof of citizenship when applying for a new passport.

* Previously-issued, undamaged U.S. Passport

* Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state

* Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth

* Naturalization Certificate

* Certificate of Citizenship

We strongly encourage you to mail your passport application and any personal documents using a traceable delivery method.

Additionally, in order to protect the contents of your mailing from the elements throughout the delivery process, we encourage you to mail your passport application and any personal documents using a secure means of packaging, such as a Tyvek envelope.

For complete instructions on getting a passport for your daughter, click the link below.

How to Apply for a Child's Passport

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