Children’s Passport Applications Now Require Both Parents’ Consent
Effective February 1, 2008, passport applicants who are U.S. citizen minors under the age of 16 must appear personally with both parents, or legal guardians, to establish consent of both parents to issuance of a passport, as well as identity, proof of citizenship, and proof of relationship. Previously this rule applied only to children under the age of 14.
For more information about how to apply for a U.S. passport for children under the age of 16, please view this fact sheet.
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