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Items required for passport for child and what is the age limit to be considered a minor?

Question: I understand the evidence of citizenship would be a Birth Certificate. Is that correct? What is 'evidence of identity?'


Is a 14-year-old considered a minor?

Answer: Evidence of United States citizenship must be a certified birth certificate. A certified birth certificate has a registrar's raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar's office, which must be within 1 year of your birth.

Proof of identity can be the most recent passport, a valid driver's license, a state-issued photo ID. There are other possibilities. For a complete list, click the link below.

Proof of Identity

Yes, a 14-year-old is considered a minor and must appear with both parents when applying for a passport. For complete instructions, click the link below.

Apply for a Minor's Passport

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