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How do I get a passport for a child born to English mother and American father?

by Kay
(Oxford, UK)

Question: Please, could you provide me with information on obtaining a US passport for my child, her father has legally signed court papers in CA as her legal parent but is not yet on her British birth certificate, which I am currently looking into in Oxford UK. Your help would be much appreciated on this matter.


Question: Even if the father's name was on the British birth certificate, it would not be acceptable as proof of U.S. citizenship.

You must provide acceptable evidence of U.S. citizenship. You must also provide either a notarized consent form from the father or legal evidence of sole custody.

The following documents serve as primary evidence of citizenship:

* 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

If none of these is available, you can submit secondary evidence of citizenship.

You can find complete instructions for getting a passport for a minor by clicking the following link.

How to Apply for a Child's Passport

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