Passports for Children under age 16

In general, both parents and the child must appear in person to apply for a first or renewal passport for a minor child. The following items are needed:

  • DS-11 Form (PDF 84 KB)
  • One 2-inch x 2-inch (5cm x 5cm) professional quality color photo taken on a white background
  • The child’s birth certificate
  • The child’s Consular Report of Birth Abroad (if born outside of America)
  • The child’s current passport
  • Both parents’ passports
  • The $115 application fee

Note: We will not keep the originals of your passports/birth certificates – they’ll be given back to you immediately after the interview. If you are applying for your child’s first passport, please also see Birth Registration. More detailed information on passports for minors is available on the Department of State’s website here.