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Will my passport expire when I turn 18?

Question: If I am 17 now, and just applied for a new passport, will it expire in 6 months when I turn 18?


Answer: No. Your passport will not expire in 6 months. Passports issued to persons age 16 and over are valid for 10 years.

Since you were 16 or older at the time your present passport was issued, you will be able to renew it by mail when it gets close to the expiration date. Of course, you have to meet the other criteria as well.

Also, you will no longer need parental consent in order to apply for a passport once you complete 18 years of age.

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Renew passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I’m just wondering. I’m getting my first adult passport as just turned 18 but I’m a bit worried of what questions I’m going to get asked.

Answer: There will be no interview when you apply for a passport. All the information required will be in Form DS-11.

15 and a half
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughter was issued a passport at 15 and a half and just turned 18. The passport date is still valid. Does she need a new passport because she is now an adult?

Answer: Your daughter may continue to use her current passport until it expires.

Got passport at 13, 18 now
by: Emma

Question: I got my passport in October of 2013 when I was 13 years old. I turned 18 recently and am wondering if I will need a new one in order to travel outside of the country before October.

Answer: If your passport is still valid and meets the requirement of the country you are traveling to, you may still use it for travel.

Otherwise, you need to apply for a new passport this time as an adult.

Parent's presence and lost passport
by: Suzanne

Question: My ex has the passports in a vault somewhere and I cannot see when my kid's passports expire.

1. My soon to be 16 yr old was issued a passport around 5 yrs old, she will be turning 16 in a month. She will be applying for a new passport. Will she need only her driver's license, 1 parent to sign for her, and only 1 parent present at passport agency? Do we do all of these at the main passport office or can we go to the local library that does passport services?

2. I never received my renewal passport. I applied for my renewal early last year and would like to know if it was ever mailed to my home? I put in an inquiry with passport agency online, but no record found. I then provided my email address. Is there any other way to see if it was ever complete or mailed?

3. My other kid, now 18 years old, was issued a passport at age 13 or 14 and need to know if that expires at age 18 or other age?

Answer: At 16, your daughter may apply with only one parent's presence or written consent if she already has her own government-issued ID to present with the rest of the application requirements.

2. Since it has been over the year, you will need to apply for a new passport. Please call 1-877-487-2778 for further advice on the manner.

3. Passports issued to minors are valid for 5 years. If the passport was issued at 13, it should be expiring this year. If it issued at 14, it should have a year or so validity left.



Passport renewal
by: Nutan

Question: My son was 13 years old when his passport was made and it expires when he turns 18 this year. What is the procedure to renew it.

Answer: The passport cannot be renewed. Your son needs to apply for a new passport as an adult. He needs submit the following in person at an acceptance facility:

1. Form DS-11 (must be signed in front of a passport agent)
2. Evidence of U.S. citizenship
3. Proof of identity plus photocopy
4. One passport photo
5. Payment for fees

I am a Minor
by: Arsh

Question: I am now 14 years old I am getting a tourist visa through my school to the USA. Can I transfer my visa to my new passport after my old passport expires?

Answer: Please contact the National Visa Center regarding your concern.

Passport renewal
by: Amol

Question: I was 15 when my passport was issued. It will expire on 15 Oct and I'm going abroad on the 14 of August. Can I to renew my passport before September?

Answer: Passports issued to minors cannot be renewed. You now need to apply for a new passport as an adult.

You can do this ASAP so you will get your new passport in time for your trip.

Passport expires Jan 2019
by: Anonymous

Question: I got my passport when I was 15 and it expires Jan 9, 2019. I am traveling out of the country August, 2018 and want to know if my passport will be good.

Answer: Hi! Yes, your passport is still good for travel.

18
by: Anonymous

Question: I have a passport from when I was a child and it just expired. I am now 18 and wanted to know if I need to renew my passport, or apply for a new one as an adult passport?

Answer: You need to apply for a new passport.

Doubt about re new passport
by: shashank shinde

Question: In 2016, I was 15 and I had issued for passport. But in 2019 I will turn 18. Is it necessary to apply a new passport?

Answer: It is not. You may continue to use your passport until it expires in 2021.

Passport Renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: So I turned 18 in October 2017, but my passport doesn't expire until June 2019. Do I have to renew my passport?

Answer: You may continue to use your passport until it expires. When it does, you need to apply for a new passport as an adult. Passports issued when one was a minor cannot be renewed.

Can my 17-year-old son travel with his current passport?
by: Deffiny

Question: My son is has a valid passport, but he will turn 18 in September. We are planning to go overseas this coming June and July. He will turn 18 in September. Does he need to renew it before traveling or can he renew it when he turns 18?

Answer: Your son may travel overseas with his current passport as long as it meets the entry requirements of your destination country.

When it expires, he need to apply for a new passport. He will then be issued a new 'adult' passport that will be valid for 10 years.

My son's citizenship
by: Raul

Question: My son has been a green card holder for more than 8 years. He's 17 years old. He's turning 18 on July 2018, but his green card will expire on Sep 2018. Can he apply for his citizenship before he turn 18 or he has to wait to be 18?

Answer: If you are a U.S. citizen, you son automatically acquired U.S. citizenship under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000.

Please contact the USCIS for further assistance.

Reapply or renew
by: Anonymous

Question: I have not renewed my passport since I was 6 years old. I was told that since I was underage, I have to reapply for a brand new passport rather then renew. Would I reapply starting from scratch or would I just have to renew?

Answer: You were informed correctly. Passports issued to minors age 15 and younger cannot be renewed. You need to apply for a new passport and submit the requirements in person at an acceptance facility.

By mail or in person?
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport was issued in 2004 when I was 14 and expired in 2009 when I was 19. Can I renew by mail or do I have to go in person?

Answer: You need to apply in person at a nearby acceptance facility in order to obtain a new passport.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughter has just turned 18 and has a valid passport but it's a minor one valid for 5 years. Does she need to change this? We are traveling to Florida and it states 18-year- old citizens should hold a 10-year adult passport. Help.

Answer: Your daughter does not need to apply for a new 'adult' passport until her current one expires. Passports issued to minors serve the same purpose as adult passports as long as they are valid.

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Does a passport expire when a minor turns 18?

by Steph
(NJ)

Question: My sister received her passport at age 15. She is now 18 years old. Does she need to apply for a new passport since we are traveling out of the country this summer?

Answer: Passports issued to minors age 15 and younger are valid for five (5) years from the date of issuance. Since your sister's passport was issued when she was 15, it should be valid until she is 20. Passports do not expire when a person reaches age 18. Therefore, your sister does not need to obtain a new passport in order to travel out of the country this summer.

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Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Daughter got her passport at age 12. Passport doesn’t expire till December 2019. She will be 17 at the time of travel to London in March 2019 before her passport expires. Does she need to apply for an adult passport before traveling?

Answer: There is no need. Your daughter may continue to use her current passport until it expires.

I'm 18, in Canada. How should I renew my U.S passport?
by: Anonymous

Question: I was born in July 16 2000, my date of issue was at June 22, 2010 and my date of expiration is June 21, 2015 and I need to renew. Can I renew my passport online (DS-82) or go in person (Form DS-11)?

Answer: Passports issued when one was a minor cannot be renewed. You need to apply for a new 'adult' passport in person at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa or any of the U.S. Consulates located all over Canada. Please use Form DS-11.

Turning 18
by: DnV

Question: I am at age of 17 years 3 months. If I apply for passport this year, do I need to renew it when I turn 18?

Answer: No, you do not. Your passport will be valid until 2028. Passports issued to citizens age 16 and older are valid for 10 years.

Passport apply complications
by: Gurmukh singh

Question: I[m going to be 18 next day, if i apply for a passport, will it will be a minor's passport and for how long will it be valid?

Answer: Citizens age 16 and over are issued adult passports that will be valid for 10 years.

Some what frustrated... But OK.
by: Anonymous

I wish I knew about the age thing. I would have waited 2 more months to renew his passport, he was turning 16. It would have been an adult passport that would last 10 years. Now it is due in 2020. We are 4, Hispanics, it is not just a privilege, it is a must. But at least we have them, praise the Lord.

Passport Renewal for 18-year-old
by: Anonymous

Question: I got my very first passport in 2009 & I am now 18. To go get my renewal, would I still need my parents? What form & documents would I need?

Answer: Passports issued when one was a minor cannot be renewed. You need to apply in person for a new passport at an acceptance facility. Since you are already of legal age, you no longer need to be accompanied by your parents.

Please prepare the following requirements:

1. Form DS-11
2. Evidence of U.S. citizenship
3. Proof of identity plus photocopy
4. One new passport photo
5. Payment for fees

You find the closest post office location and schedule an appointment here.

Passport Expired years ago, renew or new.
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I received my first passport at the age of 17, it was good for 10 yrs. It expired 8 yrs ago. Do I need to renew or get a whole new one?

Answer: You need to apply for a new passport since the last one has been expired for more than 5 years.

Question
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport was issued in June 2013 and that is going to expire in 2018. I am 17 and I will turn to 18 in November. Could I get an adult passport?

Answer: Yes, you can. New passports issued to citizens age 16 and older are "adult" passports valid for 10 years.

OLD TO NEW
by: John H

Question: Hello, I was interested in knowing what I should bring with me to send in when I apply for my new passport? I have one that was issued to me as a minor & expired in 2017 & was wondering if need be to bring that & any other forms of identification, copies, etc.

Answer: Hi John. There will be no need to bring your old minor passport. Please prepare the following requirements:

1. Form DS-11 (complete but do not sign yet)
2. Evidence of U.S. citizenship
3. Proof of identity plus photocopy
4. One passport photo
5. Payment for fees

You can find a nearby post office facility and schedule an appointment here.

Passport Processing Times
by: Stephanie

Question: My 17 year old daughter's passport was applied for at the post office the day before mine was (I was with her, but had to go back the next day to do mine because they were closing). When I go online to check the status, hers says that it's still processing, but mine says it's in the final stages. Should I be concerned that something is wrong with her application? Should I have heard something from them by now if they needed something done differently? It's been about two weeks since we applied. Thanks.

Answer: Routine service takes 6 to 8 weeks while expedited service takes 2 to 3 weeks. The application should be processed within this time frame.

If there was something amiss in the application, Passport Services would already have reached out to you in writing.

Renew
by: Lora

Question: Was 21 when I got a passport. Now I’m 50. Can I️ renew it?

Answer: You need to apply for a new passport as if for the first time. Please prepare the following requirements:

1. Form DS-11 (completed but unsigned)
2. Evidence of U.S. citizenship
3. Proof of identity and photocopy of ID
4. One passport photo
5. Payment for fees

You need to apply in person at an acceptance facility where an agent will adjudicate the form and witness your signature. You can locate a facility and schedule an appointment here.

Expired passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi my daughter is 18 years old now and acquired her passport when she was 3 years old at the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines. Then when it expired was renewed at age 10, also issued by the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines.

What are the things that should be done first before she can apply for a new passport with legal age since she is in USA now? Does she have to get it from the Philippines? Or can she get it here in the U.S?

If so, what are the documents needed? And does she have to be accompanied by her both parents at the facility?

And what is the first thing to do? I read somewhere here that a naturalization certificate is needed if applying at legal age.

Also, she acquired her citizenship through his father who is an American citizen but we divorced.

Thank you so much. We need advice please.

Answer: Your daughter's citizenship is already established since she has been issued a U.S. passport in the past. She can just present the same evidence of U.S. citizenship that you submitted at the U.S. Embassy in Manila when you applied for her first and second passports.

The other requirements for a new passport include the following:

1. Form DS-11 (completed but unsigned)
2. proof of identity and photocopy of same ID
3. One passport photo
4. Payment for fees

Since she is already of legal age, she no longer needs the presence of a parent when she applies. She needs to apply in person at an acceptance facility. She can locate one and set an appointment here.

Renewal of passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I was 11 when I got my passport in 2012, I am now 16 and i'm planning a trip for next year 2018 .. how do I renew it and does my parent have to be present at time of renewal?

Answer: Passports issued to minors cannot be renewed. You need to apply in person for a new passport. At 16, you may apply without a parent present as long as you have your own government-issued ID like a driver's license. You also need to present a signed statement of awareness and consent from at least one parent accompanied with a photocopy of that parent's ID.

If you do not have an ID yet, you need to apply for a passport the same way citizens obtain a child's passport.

When does my son need to renew his passport?
by: Anonymous

Question: My son just turned 18. He applied a passport when he was 16 in 2016 and it won't expire till 2026. When does he needs to renew his passport? Thanks.

Answer: Your son can renew your passport his passport anytime but he does not need to until it expires.

Son turned 16, is a new passport needed?
by: Anonymous

Question: My son got his passport in 2015. he turned 16 but his passport does not expire until Nov 2020. Does he need a new passport since he turned 16 or can he travel on the current passport he has?

Answer: Your son may travel with his current passport until it expires. Once it expires in 2020, he can apply for a new "adult" passport which will then be valid for 10 years.

Applying for a passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I turned 18 last June, and I'm applying for a passport. I was scheduled on October. What ID's can I present? Is it okay to present 2 school ID's?

Answer: Ideally, you need to present primary proof of identity like an in-state driver's license. If you do not have this, you may submit secondary IDs. This can be your student ID plus one of the following:

-State-issued non-driver ID
-Out-of-state driver's license
-Social Security card
-Learner's or temporary driver's permit
-Voter registration card
-Employee ID
-Selective Service (draft) card
-Medicare or other health card
-Expired driver's license
-Membership card in a local social organization or club
-Rental contracts
-Mortgage documents
-Auto registrations
-Traffic tickets & violations

This list is not exhaustive. Please call customer service at 1-877-487-2778 for more information.

Renewing from child to adult passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughter is 19 and was issued her passport when 14. It is due to expire soon. Can we renew her passport before it expires or does she have to apply from scratch?

Answer: Passports issued to minors cannot be renewed. Your daughter needs to apply for a new 'adult' passport in person at an acceptance facility. She needs to submit the following:

1. Form DS-11 (completed but unsigned)
2. Evidence of U.S. citizenship
3. Proof of identity
4. Photocopy of ID
5. One passport photo
6. Payment for fees

Traveler over 18 with a minor's passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughter is 18 but the passport she got as a minor doesn't expire for a year. If she travels on her current minor passport, does she need a notarized letter from me to travel alone or with grandparents?

Answer: No, she does not.

renewal of expired passport issued to minor
by: Anonymous

Question: I have two sons who were issued passports in 2010 when they were 12 & 16 years old. The passports expired June 2015. My sons are now 18 & 22 years old. Are they eligible for renewal or must they apply as first-time applicants?

Answer: Your sons must apply in person for new passports as if for the first time. You can access a complete list of requirements here.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My son has a child's passport and he is going on a holiday in the summer and he will be 18. Does he need to get an adult passport as his child's passport does not expires until 2019.

Answer: Your son's passport is valid until the date of expiration. He does not need to apply for a new passport until 2019.

Renew passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My son is 13 and my daugther is now 18. Their passports are expired. Do I need to renew them or fill out new passport applications?

Answer: Your son must apply in person with both parents. If only one parent accompanies him, the applying parent must submit notarized consent from the non-applying parent or evidence of sole legal custody.

For a list of requirements, visit minor passport requirements.

Your daughter must appear in person to apply for a new passport at an application acceptance facility. She does not need to be accompanied by parents.

For a list of requirements, visit new passport for adults.

Minor's signature
by: Anonymous

Question: A minor's passport has a parent signature. The child is now 18 and her passport is not considered as an acceptable signature. How does she get her signature on the passport?

Answer: Just sign underneath it.

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