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US Passport -

Passport for Minors

US Passport United States

Get a Passport in time for your trip!
Special Requirements for Children Under Age 14
Minor Children must Apply in Person!
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All children regardless of age (including newborns and infants)must have their own passport.

For Minors under Age 14 you must establish proof of citizenship AND proof of relationship. Previous U.S. passports are not acceptable as proof of relationship to the applying parent(s)/guardian(s).

YOU WILL NEED TO SUBMIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
1 Certified U.S. birth certificate (with parents' names); or
2 Certified Foreign Birth Certificate (with parents' names and translation, if necessary); or
3 Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) (with parents' names); or
4 Certification of Birth Abroad ( Form DS-1350) (with parents' names); or
5 Adoption Decree ( with adopting parents' names); or
6 Court Order Establishing Custody; or
7 Court Order Establishing Guardianship.

NOTE:
If the parent(s)'/guardian's name(s) is/are other than that on these documents, evidence of legal name change is required.

Provide Parental Identification (for minors under age 14)

EACH PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST SUBMIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
1 Valid Drivers License
2 Valid Official U.S. Military ID
3 Valid U.S. Gov't ID
4 Valid U.S. or Foreign Passport with recognizable photo
5 Naturalization/Citizenship Certificate from BCIS with recognizable photo
6 Alien Resident Card from BCIS

NOTE:
Your Social Security Card does NOT prove your identity.

IF NONE OF THESE ARE AVAILABLE , YOU WILL NEED:
1 Some signature documents, not acceptable alone as ID
(ex: a combination of documents, such as your Social Security card, credit card, bank card, library card, etc.) - AND
2 A person who can vouch for you.
He/she must:
- Have known you for at least 2 years,
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident,
- Have valid ID, and
- Fill out a Form DS-71 in the presence of a passport agent.
PRESENT EVIDENCE OF CHILD'S RELATIONSHIP TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS

(for minors under age 14)

1 Both parents must appear together and sign or
2 One parent appears, signs, and submits second parent's notarized statement of consent authorizing passportissuance for the child (a notarized Form DS-3053, Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14 , or a notarized written statement with the same information on a sheet of paper from the non-appearing parent) or
3

One parents appears, signs, and submits primary evidence of sole authority to apply (such as one of the following):

  • Child's certified U.S. or foreign birth certificate (with translation, if necessary) listing only applying parent; or
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) or Certification of Birth Abroad (Form DS-1350) listing only applying parent; or
  • Court order granting sole custody to the applying parent (unless child's travel is restricted by that order); or
  • Adoption decree (if applying parents is sole adopting parent); or
  • Court order specifically permitting applying parent's or guardian's travel with the child; or
  • Judicial declaration of incompetence of non-applying parent; or
  • Death certificate of non-applying parent.
If none of the above documentation is available, the applying parent/guardian should submit a Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14 .

 

FOR PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP, YOU WILL NEED TO SUBMIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
1 Certified U.S. birth certificate ; or
2 Previous fully valid U.S. Passport; or
3 Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240); or
4 Certification of Birth Abroad (Form DS-1350); or
5 Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization from US CIS

NOTE:
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.

QUESTIONS?
Email us at passports@rusonline.com or call us at (323) 650-2233.