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Your child’s first international trip is an exciting time. However, the process of applying for your child’s first passport can be time-consuming and demanding. U.S. Passport Online makes the process simple, easy, and fast, especially if your child is traveling on short-notice. Our case managers are available to guide you through all of the extra requirements that accompany applying for a minor’s passport. All of your information is protected through our secure web site, and all documents are transported by a government-approved courier.

To begin the process of applying for your child’s passport, review and follow the checklist below. Once you’ve placed your order with U.S. Passport Online, a personal case manager will contact you to guide you through the rest of the process.

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Child Passport Requirements

Your child is considered a minor and requires a passport to travel internationally by air if:

  • Your child is under the age of sixteen (including newborns and infants)

Please proceed to the new passport or passport renewal page if your child is over the age of 16 and only if the passport was issued for 10 years.

3 Easy Steps to Obtain Your Child’s Passport

Step 1:

Choose your service

We offer a variety of services depending on how quickly you need your child’s passport:

  • 24 Hour Services: 1 business day
  • Next Day Service: 2 – 3 business days
  • Priority Service: 3 – 5 business days
  • Rush Service: 5 – 7 business days
  • Standard Service: 8 – 12 business days
Step 2:

Child Passport Checklist

For your convenience we provide you with a Child Passport Checklist to keep track of all the documents you will need to apply for your child’s passport.

  1. DS-11 Form. You must complete this form online and print two copies. Do not sign now.
  2. Travel Itinerary. If you have a travel itinerary for your child’s upcoming trip, please include it in addition to your other documentation. Travel plans include: flight schedule, hotel reservations, etc. Please print two copies.
  3. Passport Photo. Your child’s passport must meet all of the government requirements. Your child must not wear headwear, tinted glasses or sunglasses unless it is for religious or medical purposes. You will need to provide us with a letter explaining the reason for wearing headwear and/or glasses. Click here for additional photo requirements, including recommendations on taking pictures of your baby.
  4. Authorization Letter. The Authorization Letter must be signed and dated by both parents. This letter allows us to expedite your child’s passport application. Please print two copies.
  5. Proof of Identification. Both parents must present copies of their valid drivers’ licenses, or any other government or state issued valid photo ID. Please print front and back.
  6. Proof of Citizenship. Provide an original state-issued or certified copy of your child’s birth certificate or certificate of naturalization. Both parents must prove legal guardianship by issuing the child’s birth certificate with both parents’ names, adoption decree with both parents’ names, or a court order establishing custody or guardianship. No short forms or abstracts of Birth Certificate will be accepted.
  7. Government Fee. A check or money order, payable to the “U.S. Department of State”, of $140 must be provided along with the documents you are submitting. Temporary checks are not acceptable. A separate execution fee of $25 is due upon your child’s DS-11 form.
  8. Acceptance Agent/Sealed Envelope. You must present all materials at an approved acceptance facility to be executed by a federal official known as Acceptance Agent.
Step 3:

Shipping

Please do not ship your documents to the address provided on the DS-11 form, the shipping address will be provided to you by your case manager once you have placed your Child Passport Application on our website.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact us by phone 866-737-1344 or email, one of our specialized case managers will reply to you promptly. Thank you for choosing U.S.PassportOnline.