Regardless of age, everyone traveling internationally must have a valid passport. Those under 16 years of age are considered a minor and will need to apply for a new passport, also called a child passport, or minor’s passport.
When applying for a minor’s passport, the minor and both parents or guardians must go to a local passport acceptance agent. There are additional procedures for extenuating circumstances in which both parents/guardians are not able to accompany the minor.
A passport issued to a minor is not eligible for renewal and is only valid for 5 years. Texas Passport Center’s experts are here to answer any of your questions as you navigate this process.
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Here is everything you’ll need:
Original certified copy if U.S. Birth Certificate (must contain Both Parents names, Hospital Name, and has the registrar’s raised, embossed, or multicolored seal, registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office; which must be within 1 year of your birth.) Please note that some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes.
Please provide one of the following documents:
The Letter of Authorization simply enables us to act in the capacity necessary to resolve and answer any problems that may arise.
Please read this section carefully as the process can be delayed if done incorrectly.
Acceptance Agent: Once all documents have been gathered both parents and the child will need to have them sealed by an Acceptance Agent. Locate an acceptance agent at https://iafdb.travel.state.gov/
If both parents are not able to accompany the minor to the Acceptance Agent office please submit the following:
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After placing your order we will email a check list of required documents and a customer service agent will call and go over the details of your case.
Drop off your documents at our Woodlands Office, or mail them.
When you documents are ready we can mail it to you via FedEX Overnight or you can pick it up at our office.
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