All children regardless of age, including newborns and infants, must have their own passport.

Step I. Gather required documents
  1. Fill out new passport application form online for minor. Click "Continue" on "Apply for a Passport Book" column. Complete the form online, click "Submit" and than "CREATE FORM" button and print it out.
    Do not sign the application form. The original form must be signed in front of the Acceptance Agent. To find the nearest Acceptance Agent, use U.S. Department of State Acceptance Agent Locator.

  2. Letter of Authorization.
    Download, print out, sign and date the Letter of Authorization. Important: Please enclose an additional copy of the Letter of Authorization outside of the envelope sealed by the Acceptance Agent. Once you sign it, we have to submit it to the passport agency within 5 business days. Signature must be in blue ink only in order to avoid procesing delays.

  3. Two (2) passport photos. Photos must be identical, taken within the past 6 months, 2x2 inches, and not from a vending machine.

  4. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) evidence of their relationship to the minor applicant (one of the following):

  5. Proof of U.S. citizenship:
  6. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Proof of Identity. Both parent(s)/guardian(s) must present acceptable identification at the time of application (one of the following):
    • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
    • Valid Driver's License
    • Current Government ID (city, state or federal)
    • Current Military ID (military and dependents)
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Note: If you changed your legal name you will need to provide a certified copy of either a marriage certificate or a name change court decree.

  7. Parental Consent. Both parents must provide consent authorizing passport issuance for a minor under age 16. See the scenarios below, and follow the instruction that best applies to your circumstance:

    Both Parents MUST:
    • Appear in person with the minor
    • Sign Form DS-11 in front of an Acceptance Agent
    One Parent MUST:
    • Appear in person with the minor
    • Sign Form DS-11 in front of an Acceptance Agent
    • Submit the second parents’ notarized Statement of Consent (Form DS-3053)

    One Parent
    (with sole legal custody)

    • Appear in person with the minor
    • Sign Form DS-11 in front of an Acceptance Agent
    • Submit primary evidence of sole authority to apply for the child with one of the following:
      • Minor’s certified U.S. or foreign birth certificate listing only the applying parent
      • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) or Certification of Birth Abroad (Form DS-1350) listing only the applying parent
      • Court order granting sole custody to the applying parent (unless child's travel is restricted by that order)
      • Adoption decree (if applying parents is sole adopting parent)
      • Court order specifically permitting applying parent's or guardian's travel with the child
      • Judicial declaration of incompetence of non-applying parent
      • Death certificate of non-applying parent

    NOTE: If none of the above documentation is available, the applying parent must submit Form DS-3053 stating why the non-applying parent/guardian's consent cannot be obtained

  8. Travel itinerary: For same day/next day processing: a copy of itinerary showing travel within 3 business days. For 5-7 day processing: itinerary showing travel within 5-10 business days.

  9. Government fees: money order payable to the "U.S. Department of State"
    - $140 (minors - under 16)
Step II. Take the documents to the Acceptance Agent
Step III. Mail the documents to Consular Assistance, Inc.

The acceptance agent will return sealed envelope to you. Do not open the envelope. Mail the sealed envelope along with the service fees to Consular Assistance, Inc. for the processing of your new passport. Do not include the service fees into the sealed envelope!

Service Fees:

Same day $300
Next day $175
5-7 days $100

Sameday Process: Send all documents by FEDEX FIRST OVERNIGHT (BY 8 AM). Call us to (202) 498 0863 before sending the documents to reserve a spot for same day processing! If you don't call us the processing of your passport will be delayed at least one day.

Next Day Process: Send all documents by FEDEX PRIORITY OVERNIGHT.



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Passport Service Fees:*

Same day $300
Next day $175
5-7 days $100
*Government fees extra