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:

  1. Present evidence of child's U.S. citizenship and

  2. Present evidence that they are the parents or guardian and

  3. Show valid personal identification and

  4. Sign and take oath before an authorized passport acceptance agent.


If the second parent is not available to sign, the appearing parent must:

  1. Do the above and

  2. 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 the Travel.State.Gov website »