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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.