COMPLETE DS-11 FORM
Please complete all white sections of the form legibly and correctly, but do not sign the form until you are in front of the Consular Officer.
Do not sign your child’s application until instructed to do so by the acceptance agent.
If your child does not have a Social Security number, you must submit a statement, signed and dated
You may request a larger passport book with 52 pages for your child, at no additional cost, by checking the ’52 page’ box at the top of the DS-11.
PROVIDE U.S. CITIZENSHIP EVIDENCE
You must submit one of the following U.S. citizenship documents for your child. Your evidence must be an original or certified, physical copy. Photocopies and notarized copies are not acceptable.
Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
U.S. birth certificate that meets the following requirements:
- Issued by the city, county, or state of birth
- Lists applicant’s full name, date of birth, and place of birth
- Lists the parent(s)’ full names
- Has the date filed with registrar’s office (must be within one year of birth)
- Has the registrar’s signature
- Has the seal of the issuing authority
Certificate of Citizenship
If you cannot submit one of the above acceptable documents for your child, or for more information, please see Citizenship Evidence.
Please note you cannot submit digital evidence of your child’s U.S. citizenship such as a mobile or electronic birth certificate. You must submit physical evidence of U.S. citizenship and a photocopy of the document.
SHOW PARENTAL RELATIONSHIP
You must submit documentation that lists the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the child applying for a passport.
The following may be used to show parental relationship:
- U.S. birth certificate (also evidence of U.S. citizenship)
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth (also evidence of U.S. citizenship)
- Foreign birth certificate
- Adoption decree
- Divorce/Custody decree
Please note: Some documents, like a U.S. birth certificate, show both U.S. citizenship and parental relationship. These documents must be originals or certified copies (not photocopies).
The parents/guardians must present one of the following identification documents (IDs) to the acceptance agent:
- In-state, fully-valid driver’s license
- Valid or expired, undamaged, U.S. passport
- Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
- Government employee ID (city, county, state or federal)
- U.S. military ID or military dependent ID
- Valid foreign passport
If you cannot present one of the IDs above, or for more information, please see Identification.
- Some states now issue digital ID documents (also known as mobile driver’s licenses or mobile IDs). We cannot accept these digital IDs when you apply for your child’s U.S. passport. You must continue to submit your physical, photo ID and a photocopy of the ID.
- If you present an out-of-state ID, you must present an additional ID.
PROVIDE A PHOTO
You must provide one photo of the child with the application.
- Do not attach your photo to the form before submitting it to the acceptance agent.
- Some passport acceptance facilities provide photo services for an additional fee.
Tips for taking photos of infants and newborns:
- Lay the child on its back on a white blanket or sheet to ensure its head is supported without the aid of a hand.
- Alternatively, cover a car seat with a plain white sheet and take a picture of your child in the car seat.
- Please make sure no other person is in the photo.
- A photo with the child looking at the camera is preferred, although not required.
To avoid processing delays, be sure the photo meets all photo requirements.
|Execution (Acceptance) Fee
|Passport Book & Card
Please note: The application fee and the execution fee are paid separately.
For information on forms of payment and a full list of fees and services, please see Passport Fees.