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Minor Child Passport

Children's Passports - 1st time and Renewals

Effective February 1, 2008, passport applicants who are U.S. citizen minors under the age of 16 must appear personally with their parents and provide proof of identity, proof of citizenship, and proof of relationship.

In addition, both parents of children aged 15 and under are required to accompany their minor child to the appointment.  If one parent is unable to attend the appointment, the absent parent must sign a notarized statement giving their consent to passport issuance.  This statement, called a Statement of Consent, must contain the full name and date of birth of the child.  The Statement of Consent may be notarized at any U.S. Embassy for no fee.  If one parent is deceased or maintains sole custody, the accompanying parent should bring a copy of the death certificate of the deceased parent or court documents showing sole custody has been given to the accompanying parent.

Please follow these instructions if your child has already been documented as a U.S. citizen (i.e., has a U.S. Birth certificate, U.S. Passport, or Consular Report of Birth Abroad).  If your child was born outside the United States and does NOT have a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, you will need to register their birth first before applying for a passport.

Application Requirements

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship that includes the full name of both parents:  (If you are no longer in possession of the original document, you must obtain a certified copy from the issuing authority before submitting your application).  Proof of U.S. citizenship may include one of the following:
  • Proof of identity of both parents, which may include one of the following:
    • a valid passport of any country; or
    • a valid driver's license with photograph; or
    • a national identity card with photograph; or
    • a valid federal or state government ID card; or
    • a U.S. military ID card; or

If you cannot prove your identity through documents, you must appear with an identifying witness who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who has known you for at least 2 years.  Your witness must prove his or her identity and sign an Affidavit of Identifying Witness (Form DSP-71) before the Consular Officer.  You must also submit some identification of your own.

  • Your child's previous U.S. passport (if applicable) and any foreign passport that child may currently hold, have held, or has been included in;
  • Name change documentation – If the child has changed their name since their proof of citizenship was issued, they will be required to furnish name change documentation.
  • Passport Application Form DS-11, completed but unsigned. 
  • For children with passports issued before the age of 5 years, parents must also submit 'transition photos,' showing the child at ages between the date of prior passport issuance and the current date.
  • Two identical passport photographs.  The Embassy will reject any photographs that do not meet the specified requirements.
  • Fees.  The application fee for an applicant under the age of 18 is $105.00 (144 Libyan dinar). Payment can be made in U.S. dollars or local currency. Please bring the exact amount.  We cannot give change in U.S. dollars or Libyan dinar.

When traveling, please remember to carry a photocopy of your child’s passport in a separate place.  In the event of loss or theft, the copy will facilitate issuance of an emergency passport.

To submit your passport application, please make an appointment online.

Proof of Identity

You must establish your identity to the Consular officer's satisfaction.  In order to do so, you may submit documents such as:

  • a valid passport of any country; or
  •  valid driver's license with photograph; or
  • a national identity card with photograph; or
  • a valid federal or state government identification card; or
  • a U.S. military identification card.

If you cannot prove your identity through documents, you must appear with an identifying witness who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who has known you for at least 2 years.  Your witness must prove his or her identity and sign an Affidavit of Identifying Witness (Form DSP-71) before the Consular Officer.  You must also submit some identification of your own.

To submit your passport application, please make an appointment online.

What NOT to Bring...

  • Prohibited Items

    Your visit to the Consular Section will go more smoothly if you DO NOT BRING the following items...