|SUBMIT FORM DS-3053 IF:|
|SUBMIT FORM DS-5525 IF:|
Read and understand Steps 1-4 before leaving this page.
STEP 1: Complete and Print Form
Completing Form DS-3053 or DS-5525 using black ink. Make sure that all of the entered information is complete and correct. Illegible applications may delay application processing times.
STEP 2: Notarize Form DS-3053 "Statement of Consent" & Submit Photocopy of the ID
Step 2 only applies if you are submitting Form DS-3053 "Statement of Consent." Statements of Consent must be notarized. If you are a non-applying parent or guardian consenting to the issuance of a passport for a minor child, you must:
STEP 3: Submit Form DS-5525 "Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances" & Requirement Documents.
Step 3 only applies if you are submitting Form DS-5525 "Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances." Statements of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances do not need to be notarized by the applying parent or guardian. However, you may be required to provide additional evidence (e.g., custody order, incarceration order, or restraining/"stay away" orders) to evidence your claim of either exigent or special family circumstances. Read the form carefully.
STEP 4: Submit Form DS-3053 or DS-5525 + Completed Form DS-11
IMPORTANT: A Statement of Consent from a non-applying parent must be submitted with the minor's passport application within 3 months of the date it was notarized. A new, notarized Statement of Consent from the non-applying parent will be required for future
NEED A U.S. PASSPORT IMMEDIATELY?
You should make an appointment to be seen at a Regional Passport Agency only if:
Contact the National Passport Information Center to make an appointment or locate a Passport Agency.
If you are overseas and need to apply for or renew your U.S. passport, please follow the instructions under the U.S. passport section in .