Additional Requirements for Minors

In-person appearance of minor applicant and parents


  • Applicants under age 16 must be accompanied to the interview by both parents.  Children under age 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves.  If only one parent can appear, the other parent must submit an original, complete, signed, dated, and notarized Statement of Consent  (DS-3053) and a copy of the ID shown to the notary.
  • Applicants ages 16 and 17 need only be accompanied by one parent.


previous page with previous page plus these additional documents which are required for minors:

  1. Proof of Parental Relationship:
    You must submit evidence that lists you as the parent of the child applying for a passport.  Original documents are required (photocopies and notarized copies are unacceptable).
  • Birth certificate
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad,or
  • Adoption decree with adoptive parents’ names
  1. Valid, government-issued photo IDs for the parents, such as:
    (Photocopies and notarized copies are unacceptable)
  • Foreign passport
  • Driver’s license
  • National identity card with photograph or
  • Military ID with photograph