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Can my 5yr old child travel back to the US with an expired passport?

by Ashley

Question: I am in Saudi Arabia with my 5-year-old son whose passport expired last October. I want to travel on December 10 back to the States with him. It will take a bit longer before I can get the father's consent from the States. Can this minor travel back with an expired passport? Mine is still valid.

Answer: All American citizens must travel with a valid passport, independent of age. You should apply for a new passport for your son before you travel or obtain an emergency passport for him at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate General.

The father can obtain the consent form online, complete it, print it off, have it notarized and, then, send it by express mail. You could actually receive it in time to get your son's passport.

For more information, click the appropriate link below.

Minor Passport at U.S. Embassy in Riyadh

Passport Service at U.S. Consulate in Dhahran

Passport Services at U.S. Consulate in Jeddah

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