For minors (under age 16), you must also bring the following:
1.Proof of Parental Relationship:
You must submit evidence that lists you as the parents of the child applying for a passport. Original documents are required. Notarized copies are unacceptable. Bring one photocopy.
- Birth certificate
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or
- Adoption decree with adoptive parents’ names
- Two-Parent Consent
U.S. law requires signatures of both parentsor the child’s legal guardians, prior to issuance of a U.S. passport to children under the age of 16. The best way to do this is for both parents/guardiansto attend the appointment with the child to apply for the passport.
If one parent/guardian cannot go with the child to apply for the passport, they can give permission by completing Form DS-3053 “Statement of Consent.” You must submit the original, completed, signed, dated, and notarized form (along with a copy of the ID presented to the notary) with the child’s passport application. The parent who cannot go with the child must:
- Sign and date Form DS-3053 in the presence of a certified notary public, and
- Submit a photocopy of the front and back side of the ID that they present to the notary public with Form DS-3053.
- Valid, government-issued photo IDs for the parents, such as:
Original documents are required. Notarized copies are unacceptable. Bring one photocopy.
- Foreign passport
- Driver’s license
- National identity card with photograph or
- Military I.D with photograph