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Minor Passport Applicants
 

Renewing a Passport for a Minor?

This can be done without an appointment, for children 17 and under.

When?

Monday through Friday except U.S and Mexican Holidays, please check Consular calendar.

What time?

Arrive at Embassy between 1:30-2:30 pm ONLY (you must enter the Embassy building by 2:30pm).

What do you need?

Both parents present OR one parent present + other parent’s notarized consent

Parents’ current government-issued identifications

Child must be at interview

U.S. issued birth certificate OR U.S. government issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad.  We cannot accept birth certificates issued in Mexico stating a birth occurred in the U.S. or issued by a Mexican Consulate in the U.S.

Old passport (must have expired within last two years)

Application form DS-11

1 passport-sized photo

For children 15 and under (5 year validity): 105 USD fee ($15 more to add a passport card)

For 16 and 17 year olds (10 year validity): 135 USD fee ($30 more to add a passport card)

VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ORIGINALS AND ONE SET OF PHOTOCOPIES OF EACH DOCUMENT.

NOTE: If you have already made a morning appointment, please cancel that appointment in the appointment system.  Keep in mind that passports take four weeks to receive, so please plan accordingly.

For more information about passports in general, visit the Embassy’s website

Minor Passport Applicants (First Time & Renewals)  

All minors (i.e., applicants under the age of 18) -- including newborns and infants -- must have their own passport when traveling internationally by air. Applicants aged 18 or older are considered adult applicants and should follow instructions for Adult Fist-Time Passport Applicants or Adult Passport Renewals.

Minors applying for a passport for the first time DO need an appointment.

At the time of the appointment, the minor and parents must:

  1. Appear in person. For cases where one or both parents are unavailable to appear in person, click here.
  2. Complete passport application form DS-11. Note: Do not sign the DS-11 until you come to the Embassy; it must be signed in front of the Consular Officer.
  3. Provide evidence of minor's U.S. citizenship. One of the following documents is required:
    • Original U.S. birth certificate in long form.
    • U.S Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
    • U.S. Naturalization Certificate.
    • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship.
  4. Provide the previously issued undamaged passport if renewing a minor's passport.
  5.  Provide evidence of relationship between the minor and parents (such as a birth certificate, court order of legal custody) and government-issued identification for both parents.
  6. Provide two parent consent. U.S. law requires that both parents provide consent authorizing passport issuance for minors age 17 and under. For requirements click here.

Please note that the above is required documentation for all minor applicants, but the Embassy may require additional documentation to verify citizenship, identity, parental relationship or other matters.  All these documents are required at the time of your interview.  

VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE BRING ORIGINALS AND ONE SET OF PHOTOCOPIES OF EACH DOCUMENT.

Please read this important note for travel of minors.