How to Change the Photo on a USA Passport for Children

As your child grows it is likely he'll no longer look like the photo on his passport. However, there is no way to get a new passport for your child other than reporting it damaged or stolen, and applying for a new one. Keep in mind that a child's passport is only valid until he turns 16 years old. Afterward, he must apply for an adult passport. Each time you apply, you will need to pay the application fee.

Instructions

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      Print off two copies of the DS-64 application from the U.S. Department of State website. Fill it out entirely to report a stolen or damaged passport. Mail a copy to the U.S. Department of State.

    • 2

      Print off the DS-11 passport application from the U.S. Department of State website. Fill it out completely. Gather all documents listed on the application. This includes two-passport-sized photos, proof of citizenship, photo ID, proof of guardianship and application fees.

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      Take the fees, applications and documents to your local passport agency or post office. Complete the application process on-site and wait for the passport to arrive in the mail.

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