Child Passport

Mother with child passport in hand and ready to take a trip.

AmericanPasssport.com will help you get a child passport as soon as you and your child need to travel. Our experts will provide all the information you need and steps to gather and submit the papers. You can focus on the other aspects of the trip and let us do the heavy lifting.

Child Passport Qualifications

For a child or minor to get a passport, he or she must meet these requirements. If you don’t meet the conditions, ask our experts if there are other ways for a child to get a passport. So, if your child is:

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Both parents or legal guardians will complete the application form
  • Both parents or guardians present to submit the form

Then, you may proceed with the application process.

Minor Passport Application Form

To get a minor passport, complete Form DS-11. The form is the same for an adult who is applying for the first time. Follow the instructions indicated on the form when completing it to avoid any delays during the process. Also, the form will provide a list of the additional documents to submit.

You may submit other forms if one parent or guardian is absent when completing or submitting the application. So, the different types include a DS-3053 or DS-5525. You must provide the DS-11 and anyone of the two, depending on the circumstance.

Along with the form(s), additional documents are necessary to show kindship and identity. So, make sure you include them as well.

Other Supporting Documents   

For a child passport, most documents required will be from both parents or guardians. So, provide these papers when you apply:

  • One passport size photo (must meet the specifications)
  • Proof of parental identity (submit anyone):
    • Copy of a valid driver’s license (front and back)
    • Copy of a state-issued ID (front and back)
  • Evidence of minor citizenship:
    • Original or certified copy of the child’s birth certificate
    • Original Certificate of Naturalization
    • Previous undamaged passport
  • Proof of applicant relationship:
    • Original or certified copy of  the child’s birth certificate
    • Adoption certificate
    • Court order establishing custody or guardianship of the applicant
  • Previously issued passport (if one is available)
  • Proof of departure:
    • A computerized copy of flight itinerary
    • Business letter (only if your trip is business-related)

Processing Information

AmericanPassport.com Fees

The following prices are for American Passport’s professional services. The final cost of your order is determined by the number of business days selected for processing, government fees, shipping and any additional services required to complete your order.

10 – 15 business days        $119.00

2 – 7 business days            $249.00

1 business day            $449.00

Government Agency Fee

In addition to AmericanPassport.com’s service fees, some fees will be paid directly to the government agency(s). The fees are specified on the application form and must be paid with a personal check.  

Passport Fee                            $170.00

Shipping Fees

Shipping fees cover the cost of sending your documents to American Passport and the delivery of your passport and documents back to you. For your convenience, all American Passport application kits including a FedEx shipping label pre-addressed to the American Passport location that will process your order. Using this label will ensure priority overnight shipping of your completed application.

Inbound shipping        starting at $29.95

Outbound shipping        starting at $29.95