How Do I Get a Passport Without Both Parents?

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Get a passport for a minor child with a few steps.
Get a passport for a minor child with a few steps. (Image: passport image by isatori from Fotolia.com)

The United States State Department has strict guidelines that they require you to meet to obtain a passport for a minor including having both parents appear with a minor child when applying for the minor's passport. However, there are a few ways to get around that requirement.

General Requirements

To obtain a passport for a minor child, you must appear in person with your minor child or the child over whom you hold guardianship. Complete and submit Form DS-11, submit child's birth certificate, submit evidence of relationship between child and parent or guardian, present your identification, submit a copy of your ID, pay the fee and submit two passport photos.

When One Parent Is Present

Sign form DS-11 in front of the passport agent and submit a notarized statement of consent from the second parent.

When You Have Sole Custody

Sign form DS-11 in front of the passport agent. Submit your child's birth certificate where you are the only parent listed or a copy of a court order granting you sole custody.

When You Are the Guardian

Complete the previously mentioned requirements. Submit a notarized written affidavit from the parents authorizing you to apply for the passport. Present evidence of sole custody if only one parent signs the affidavit.

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