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How do I renew my child's passport in the UK?

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Question: I would like to renew my daughter's passport. We live in the UK. Is it necessary to come to the embassy or can it be done through the mail? Can you please advise and send me the appropriate forms?

Answer: Passports issued to minors cannot be renewed by mail. One of the requirements for getting a passport for a child is that the child must appear in person with both parents or one parent must submit either a notarized consent form from the non-present parent or proof of sole legal custody.

You need to make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy and take the appointment confirmation sheet with you to the appointment. The link for the online appointment system is given below.

Along with application form DS-11 (do not sign until requested to do so by an agent), you must present the following:

* Your child's most recent United States passport
* Any foreign passport that your child may currently hold, have held, or been included in
* Name change documentation if your child's name has changed
* One passport photograph

If your child's most recent passport was issued under the age of 5, you should present photo age progression from the age in the previous passport to the present age.

The application fee is U.S. $80.00 plus $25 execution fee.

You also have to provide a self-addressed, prepaid Royal Mail Special Delivery envelope (available at any UK Post Office) in which to have your documents returned to you once processing is completed.

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