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What documents are required to apply for a child’s passport?

child passport application

To apply for a passport for a child younger than 16, the following documents are typically required:

  1. A completed passport application: This is included in our service. Our expert prepare and review your passport application form to ensure it is error free and ready to be accepted by the passport facility.

  2. Evidence of the child's U.S. citizenship (and a photocopy of it): This can be a certified birth certificate issued by the state or county where the child was born, a consular report of birth abroad, or a naturalization certificate, if applicable.

  3. Proof of the child's relationship to the applying parent or guardian (and a photocopy of it): This can be a certified birth certificate listing the parent or guardian, or an adoption decree.

  4. Parental or guardian consent: In order for a child's passport to be issued, authorization from both parents/guardians is required. The most optimal method for obtaining this authorization is for both parents/guardians to accompany the child in person when applying for the passport. However, there are some exceptions to this requirement, such as when one parent has sole legal custody or in cases the other parent provides a “statement of consent” notarized at a U.S. embassy or consulate.

  5. Government-issued photo identification of the parents or guardians (and a photocopy of it): This can be a driver's license, military ID, or state ID.

  6. A recent passport photo of the child: This photo must meet specific size and quality requirements, and it should be taken within the last six months.

  7. Payment: The fee for a child's passport varies depending on whether you opt for a standard or expedited processing time, as well as any additional services you request.

After you have placed your order on our website, we will offer you a comprehensive passport application package that includes a pre-filled application form, a customized document checklist, and a fee structure based on your specific travel requirements. Additionally, we will provide unlimited expert consultation services to you until you receive your new passport at your home.


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