Child Passport Instructions (Age 15 & Younger)
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You will complete the DS-11 2D Barcoded Application Form online and print it out.
The passport application form DS-11 is the government required passport application. You will click this link and it will take you to the government website to complete the typed passport form DS-11 online. Type in your information and save the form. It will save as a PDF file to your computer. Print this DS-11 form but do not sign it yet. Come back to this webpage of the Fastport Passport Instructional Checklist and continue to Step 2.
Complete the DS-11 2D Barcoded Application Form online using the Passport Application Wizard.
Important: Handwritten applications are not accepted for expedited passport applicants by the U.S. Department of State. Failure to submit a typed application will result in a $35 fee for Fastport Passport staff to type your application.
|Applicant must provide one original document (not a copy) from the following: |
- Original U.S. Birth Certificate (to obtain, click here)
It is required you have Proof of Identity that shows the parent/guardian relationship:
NOTE: If the parent or guardian name is different than that on these documents, evidence of legal name change is required.
IMPORTANT: Both parents must appear in person at a post office or court house and present the original documents to an acceptance agent which is authorized to accept passport applications. If both parents are not available, the absentee parent must fill out a consent form DS-3053 which allows the one parent to apply for the passport. This form must be notarized and the notary cannot hand write the expiration date. It must be part of their stamp. You must sign and notarize on the same date. If dates are not consistent, your application will be rejected. Please contact our office at 877-910-7277 if you have any questions.
Passport Photo Requirements:
The Passport Photo Creator mobile app will help you take a perfect passport photo. Utilizing biometric facial recognition software, your passport photo will show real-time compliance checks to ensure your passport photo will be accepted. The app will verify the following Passport Photo Requirements: Eyeglasses must be removed. Recent Color Photo taken in last six months. 2x2 inches in size (51mm x 51mm). Photo Quality Paper. Head size must be between 1 inch and 1 ⅜ inches. Plain white or off-white background. Neutral facial expression (no smiles!) directly facing the camera. Normal clothing. No uniforms, except for religious clothing worn daily. No hats or head covering that covers hair or hairline, unless worn daily for religious purposes. Face must be visible with no shadows being cast on face. No headphones or similar items can be worn.
Acceptable proof of international travel: Plane Ticket, e-Ticket, confirmed flight itinerary, or a Business Letter from Employer or Company (sample). Hotel reservations are only acceptable for travel to Canada and Mexico.
Any forms with a signature and date field MUST be completed with your signature and date. Failure to sign and date your DS application or LOA will delay your processing.
Ship all documents to:
Note: Same Day passport requests are processed the next business day unless you speak with a representative and arrange first overnight shipping with Fed Ex.
Now you have completed the Fastport Passport Expedited checklist!! If you have already paid for service you can send your documents to us and relax while we process your expedited passport request. If you have reviewed the checklist and now want to proceed to check out: Click Here to see our expedited service options that best fit your needs.