Required Documents

All passport applicants must complete a passport application and submit supporting documentation to the State Department before a passport will be issued. Additional paperwork also must accompany all child applications.

  • Passport Application
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Proof of Identity
  • A Passport Photograph
  • Additional Documentation for Children:
    1. Children’s passport applications, for minors under 16, must be accompanied by proof of identity for the parents in lieu of proof of the child’s identity.
    2. Proof of relationship between the child and her parents or guardian, in the form of a birth certificate (original), adoption decree or court order, also must be presented.
    3. If both parents are not present when the child’s application is submitted, proof of sole guardianship or a notarized statement from the absent parent (DS-3053) granting permission for a passport to be issued also must accompany the application. The form DS-3053 has to be signed and notarized by a consular officer or notary public in the United States within the last three months.
    4. Age progression photos in cases when the photo in the prior passport was taken when the applicant was a baby or when the applicant’s facial features have changed significantly.