The following instructions apply to all U.S. passport applications for a child under the age of 16 – regardless of whether they have been previously issued a U.S. passport.
First time applicants under the age of 16 born outside of the U.S. must first establish their claim to U.S. nationality before a U.S. passport will be issued. Please refer to our information regarding how to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
Please print out only one-sided pages of the application, and submit all of the following in person at the Consulate serving your area.
The application must be signed by the applicant in the presence of a Consular Officer one of the U.S. Consulates General – this requirement cannot be waived. All applicants must be present at the appointment, including minor child applicants under the age of 16.
Services are provided by appointment only, which can be scheduled online.