What are the passport rules around children who are 16 17 and 18 - who should appear?

If your child is: Then....

Under 16

  • Your child must appear in person.
  • Both parents or legal guardians, can apply for your child.
  • Both parents or legal guardians consent is required for minors under age 16.
  • Both parents or legal guardians must show current, valid ID.

 

16-17

  • Your child must appear in person.
  • Your parental consent may be requested.

18 and over

  • This person is considered an adult and can apply on their own without any parental involvement.
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