Useful facts and tips about getting a passport for your child
Traveling with our loved ones is a very common thing we all want to do. And when it comes to spending time with somebody we care for – our children are always the ideal travel-buddy! But getting a passport for your child might take you through some rough steps. Taking this into consideration we have put together some useful tips and facts about how to obtain a passport for your child if you are facing certain difficult situations:
1. Recent changes
As of 2001, the U.S. government requires both parents’ signatures for a passport application form. This rule applies to new passports for children under the age of 14.
2. How valid are they?
A passport for an adult is valid for 10 years, while child passports are only valid for 5 Years
3. Passport photograph
The child must be the only person in the photo, nothing used to support the child should be in the frame of the camera, not even the arms or hands of the parent.
4. Adopted Children
Adopted children need to have the consent of their legal parents. Frequently, adopted children are issued amended birth certificates that list their adoptive parents as mother and father.
5. Children with deceased parents
For children who have lost one of their parents, it’s like this: the surviving parent is the only one who needs to show parental consent.
6. Renewal of the passport
You cannot renew your child’s passport. If your child is under age 16, he or she must appear in person with you and the child’s other parent or guardian to apply. A child’s application must be submitted in person at a passport agency or authorized passport application acceptance facility.
We hope that you found these tips useful for when you want to open a passport for your child. And AcePassport is here to guide you through it all the way!