The Department of State requires the personal appearance of all minors applying for U.S. passports. This applies even if the child has previously been issued a passport, regardless of place of issuance. The State Department strongly encourages both parents/legal guardians to apply in person for passports for their children. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must submit proof of their relationship to the minor applicant and proof of parental consent.
Step 1: Complete the form DS-11 . Complete the form online, and then print it. Do not sign it.
Step 2: Obtain two passport photos for the child. Photo standards are listed on the travel.state page .
Step 3: Obtain the child’s birth certificate or Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and one copy. Both parents who are listed on the birth certificate, along with the child, are required to attend the interview. If two parents are not attending the interview, see the “if applicable” information at the bottom of this page.
Step 4: Make one copy of the government issued photo identification for the applying parent(s). You may copy both IDs on the same page. Bring the original IDs with you to the appointment.
Step 5: Make one copy of the biodata page of the child’s current passport to bring to the appointment. If the child’s current passport has been lost or stolen, the DS-11 will automatically generate an additional form that you will need to bring with you to the appointment.
Step 6: Make an appointment. The link below will take you to our online calendar where you can choose a date and time slot of your choice. Make your appointment
Step 7: A self-addressed, prepaid envelope for passport return, with capacity for 500g for each applicant, specifically:
Step 8: Payment for the passport application is made at the Embassy on the day of the interview. The fee is $135. You may pay by credit or debit card. We recommend you confirm with your bank that your card is unlocked for foreign transactions prior to your appointment to avoid any problems with your payment. You may also consult the Department of State’s Passport Fee Calculator for further information and guidance on passport fees, as well as changes to the official schedule of fees.
If you bring all of the required documents above to your interview, the standard processing time is 5-7 weeks.