U.S. Passport Application for Children under Age 16
Require Both Parents' Consent as provided by Code of Federal Regulations Title 22, Sec.51.28.
Effective February 1, 2008
Both Parents or child's legal guardian must:
Present evidence of child's U.S. citizenship and
Present evidence that they are the parents or guardian and
Show valid personal identification and
Sign and take oath before an authorized passport acceptance agent.
If the second parent is not available to sign, the appearing parent must:
Do the above and
Present evidence of:
- sole legal custody of the child or
- written consent of the other parent for the issuance of the passport or
- written statement explaining why non-applying parent's consent cannot be obtained.
The required Consent Forms can be found by visiting http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/under-16.html.
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