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What does my sister need to obtain a passport for my son in Guam?

Question: My son will turn 15 years old on Feb. 10. He lives in Guam; what does he need to obtain a passport so he can come and live with me? His mother, whom I was not married to, had different last name and had passed away a month ago.

My older sister lives in Guam and wants to help my son obtain a passport. What can she do? (affidavit, consent form??). My name is on the birth certificate which he can provide, anything else?

Legal guardianship is out of the question due to cost and time. Thanks for your help and I'll be waiting for your answer.

Answer: Regular requirements for getting a minor's passport include a completed form DS-11 (unsigned), birth certificate and one passport photo.

There are some special requirements due to the situation. First of all, it will be necessary for your son to present the Death Certificate of his mother. Then your sister must submit a notarized written statement or affidavit from you that authorizes her to apply for a passport for your son.

Information about the U.S. Passport Office in Guam is provided below. Your sister may want to call to verify the address and discover if any additional documents will be required.

Department of Revenue and Taxation
1240 Route 16 Army Drive
Barrigada, Guam 96913

Tel. 671-635-8974

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday): Application Intake
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday): Passport or Application Pickup and Inquiries

Passport fees for a new passport include an application fee of $110 and an execution fee of $25.

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