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CHILD PASSPORT CHECKLIST

VERY IMPORTANT: Once you complete the Passport Acceptance Agency (Courthouse or Post Office) visit, include this Sealed Package, along with a signed copy of this Checklist and the 2nd copy of the items identified with (Print 2 Copies). Place ALL items inside the Overnight FedEx package and put the Shipping Label on the outside of the envelope. Please call us at 877-503-9838 with questions.



Checklist

STARTING INSTRUCTIONS

* NOTE: Do not sign the application or visit a Passport Acceptance Agent until instructed by a Passport Specialist.

* Both parents listed on the birth certificate and child must attend the Passport Acceptance Agent visit.

* A signed Letter of Authorization must be included with the documents. This form is emailed once all documents have been reviewed with a Passport Specialist.

* The passport photo must meet strict government standards. Review 2. Passport Photo for photo specifics.

* Inspect the Check - Make sure that you have entered all information correctly including signing your check.

* If you order the Passport Card it will be delivered separately and can take an additional 2 to 4 weeks for delivery.
* NOTE: Do not sign the application or visit a Passport Acceptance Agent until instructed by a Passport Specialist. * Both parents listed on the birth certifi... read more »

Checklist

DS-11 Passport Application

* If your child has yet to receive a Social Security #, you must show documented paperwork that one has been requested.

* Complete Online only through the government website link DS-11.

* The application is a "Smart Form." Once you have entered all your personal information, it will apply all the data to the appropriate DS form to print.

* Print out Single-Sided only.

* Hand-written applications are NOT accepted.

* Ensure bar codes are located at the bottom right hand corner of pages 1 & 2.

* On the upper left hand corner, ensure that there is a vertical scan code (below the American Eagle).

* Print 2 Copies for submission.

* NOTE: DO NOT SIGN OR VISIT A PASSPORT ACCEPTANCE AGENT UNTIL YOU CONTACT RushMyPassport FOR THE LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION.
* If your child has yet to receive a Social Security #, you must show documented paperwork that one has been requested.* Complete Online only through the govern... read more »

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Passport Photo

* Color photo must be 2 x 2 inches and have a white background and should be professionally taken within the past 6 months.

* No uniforms or headgear, as well as, no white shirt.

* "Selfie" style photos are not acceptable.

* Eyeglasses are no longer allowed to be worn in passport photos.

* If you wear religious headgear on a daily basis, you may wear this in your passport photo. You must submit a letter explaining that you wear this headgear daily for religious reasons. This headgear must not obscure your face.

* We recommend using the Passport Photo Creator mobile app on your iOS or Android device. This easy-to-use app lets you take your own photo and pick up at your nearest Walgreens location. This app will verify if your photo is compliant with the passport photo requirements set by the U.S. Department of State Passport Agency.
* Color photo must be 2 x 2 inches and have a white background and should be professionally taken within the past 6 months.* No uniforms or headgear, as well as... read more »

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Proof of U.S. Citizenship

* Must be an ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED copy of U.S. Birth Certificate (with both parents names on it).

* Must have a raised or embossed seal.

* Naturalization Certificate is acceptable.

* No Hospital Certificates/Abstracts or Photocopies.

* Original will be returned by government.

* All previous Child Passports must also be included.



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* Must be an ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED copy of U.S. Birth Certificate (with both parents names on it).* Must have a raised or embossed seal.* Naturalization Certifi... read more »

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Proof of Identification

* A copy (front & back) of the valid ID must be included from both parents.

* At least one parent's photo ID must have been issued greater than 6 months prior to the Passport Acceptance Agency visit.

* ID can be a Drivers License, State ID, Military ID, or any Gov't ID. Paper, Learner's Permits and temporary licenses are not acceptable forms of ID.

* NOTE: If a parent's name on the ID DOES NOT match the child's Proof of Citizenship - an original Name Change document (marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court ordered name change document) is required.
* A copy (front & back) of the valid ID must be included from both parents. * At least one parent's photo ID must have been issued greater than 6 months prior t... read more »

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Government Fees

* Must be payable to the "US Department of State".

* It must be included in the Sealed Envelope with the original documents.

* Child 15 years and younger - Payment options are:
$140 for passport only & $155 for passport and card.

* Child 16 & 17 - Payment options are:
$170 for passport only & $200 for passport and card.

* * A Starter (check number less than 100) or Temporary Check is NOT accepted. If using a personal check, a pre-printed Name and Address must be located in the upper left hand corner.

* Ensure that the applicant's full name and date of birth is written in the memo section of the check or money order.
* Must be payable to the "US Department of State". * It must be included in the Sealed Envelope with the original documents. * Child 15 years and younger - Pa... read more »

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Travel Itinerary

* Most commonly used itineraries are airline, cruise & hotel reservations.

* A Business Letter on Original Company Letterhead can be used in lieu of travel itinerary.

* The Travel Itinerary and DS-11 application dates must match. The child's name should be listed along with adult travelers.

* Print 2 copies.
* Most commonly used itineraries are airline, cruise & hotel reservations. * A Business Letter on Original Company Letterhead can be used in lieu of travel iti... read more »

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DS-3053 Form

* If one parent/guardian cannot attend the Passport Acceptance Agency visit, the following form must be complete and notarized.

Statement of Consent Form DS-3053
* If one parent/guardian cannot attend the Passport Acceptance Agency visit, the following form must be complete and notarized.Statement of Consent Form DS-3053... read more »

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Letter of Authorization

* One copy must be included within your sealed documents. An additional copy must be inside your FedEx package.

* This Letter gives RushMyPassport permission to represent you at the U.S. Department of State.

* Hand print and sign in BLACK INK ONLY.

* Date requested on form is today's date.

* Ensure that the Courier Company Name is printed as it appears at the top of that page. This will help avoid processing delays.

* For a child 16 or 17, the child would sign the Letter of Authorization, along with one parent.

DO NOT VISIT THE PASSPORT ACCEPTANCE AGENT BEFORE YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION.
* One copy must be included within your sealed documents. An additional copy must be inside your FedEx package.* This Letter gives RushMyPassport permission to... read more »

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Sealed Envelope - Passport Acceptance Agency Visit

* This will occur ONLY after you have spoken with a Passport Specialist.

* If the child is 15 years or younger, both parents listed on the birth certificate must attend the Passport Acceptance Agency visit with the child.

* If one parent for a child 15 or younger cannot attend the Passport Acceptance Agency visit, a DS-3053 must be presented. Please see our website for this form.

* If the child is 16 or 17 years old, one parent listed on the birth certificate must attend the Passport Acceptance Agency visit with the child.

* A $35.00 fee is separately charged for sealing your documents.

* For a list of Passport Acceptance Agencies in your area please visit https://iafdb.travel.state.gov/
* This will occur ONLY after you have spoken with a Passport Specialist. * If the child is 15 years or younger, both parents listed on the birth certificate mu... read more »

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Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label

* The Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label is included in the Step 2 email.

* It is in the same email with the Letter of Authorization.

* Print this label and place on the outside of an overnight shipping envelope.

* You will only receive this pre-paid shipping label once a Passport Specialist has ensured that all the necessary passport items for submission to the Department of State have been gathered.
* The Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label is included in the Step 2 email.* It is in the same email with the Letter of Authorization. * Print this label and plac... read more »

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Required Second Copies

VERY IMPORTANT:

* Do not forget to include the required second copies of the DS-11 application, Letter of Authorization and Travel Itinerary.

* These items are the DS-11 application, Travel Itinerary and the Letter of Authorization. Failure will cause your order to be delayed.

* Your passport application may be denied if you are in arrears of child support, convicted of a felony, or have been notified by the IRS of owing back taxes.
VERY IMPORTANT: * Do not forget to include the required second copies of the DS-11 application, Letter of Authorization and Travel Itinerary. * These items are... read more »

  I understand that the U.S. Department of State could suspend my case in the event that my package is incomplete.


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