Under 16 Years Old

Passport applications for children under 16 have special requirements.

  • Both parents/guardians must authorize the issuance of a child's passport. The best way to give consent is for both parents/guardians to go with the child when applying. If one or more parent is unable to appear, click here for further instructions.
  • Children need evidence of citizenship.
  • Parents/guardians need proof of parental relationship.
  • NOTE: Children's passports are only valid for 5 years. They are not "renewable": When a child's passport expires, you must apply for a new passport for them. When making a passport appointment for a child, you will follow the same steps to schedule their appointment as an adult.

Apply for a Passport for a Minor under 16 Years Old

  • Click here for more information about applying for a passport for a child under age 16.