Renew a Passport for a Child (Under Age 16)
For Filipino Translation of this page, click here.
This page is for children that have previously received a U.S. passport. Please click here to apply for U.S. citizenship, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and a passport for a child for the first time.
All minor children must apply in person. Follow the instructions below and print the Checklist of Requirements by clicking here.
- Fill out electronically and print the DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport wizard form. If you experience trouble with this Passport Application Wizard, click here for Form DS-11 (PDF format). To view PDF files, you need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat. Get a free download from the Adobe website.
- Please check that you have read the Privacy and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts Notices and Disclaims and click submit.
- Click Apply Online to access the DS-11 form.
- Please note that some instructions are only applicable in the United States.
- Click here to schedule an appointment. Use a valid email address and print your confirmation. Click here to cancel an appointment.
Both parents must provide consent authorizing passport issuance for a minor under age 16. Please click here for the Two Parent Consent Requirement for Passport Issuance to Minors Under Age 16. See the scenarios below, and follow the instruction that best applies to your circumstance:
|Both Parents MUST:||
One Parent MUST:
A Third Party
IMPORTANT NOTE: The written consent from the non-applying parent that accompanies an application for a new passport must be less than 3 months old. New written consent from the non-applying parent must be obtained and submitted with any future passport application for the minor under age 16.
Please bring the following documents to your appointment:
- The printout of the Checklist of Requirements, signed and dated
- Most recent passport
- Proof of Parentage listing the names of the child's parents (e.g. Philippine Birth certificate from National Statistics Office, U.S. birth certificate or Consular Report of Birth Abroad). Note: Some short (abstract) versions of U.S. birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes. Please click here for the Department of State's requirement for U.S. birth certificates. For passport applicants with Puerto-Rican birth certificates, click here for the new requirement.
- DS-11 form (completed but not signed)
- DS-3053 form (if applicable) or primary evidence of sole authority to apply for the child's passport (e.g. court order, death certificate, etc.)
- Printout of appointment confirmation
- Sequential or "growing up" photos for the applicant that cover the time between the last passport and the present.
- valid photo I.D. of the child's parents/guardian (e.g. valid passport or government-issued photo IDs such as driver license, State ID card, SSS, BIR, voter's ID, etc.). Postal ID is not acceptable.
- Two pieces 2"x 2" photos
- $105 in cash (U.S. dollars or Philippine peso equivalent) or credit card
Once payment has been made and application has been approved, passport will be processed and delivered within 2-3 weeks. The expired U.S. passport (duly cancelled by the Embassy) will be delivered together with the new U.S. passport. Note: Please expect a much longer turn-around time for passport delivery if the application was initially submitted at the American Consular Agency in Lahug, Cebu.