- Processing time is about 6-8 weeks.
- You must bring the original documents and their photocopies (single-sided). Original documents will be returned to you after reviewing your application.
Children Under 16
Applicants (children) must appear in person accompanied by both parents. Appointments are required.
Parental Consent for Minors
Children under age 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves. Both parents/guardians must authorize the issuance of the child’s passport. The best way to do this is for both parents/guardians to go with the child in person to apply for the passport.
What if both parents/guardians cannot appear in person?
Applying for a Social Security Number
Please note that an application for a Social Security Number can only be submitted after receiving the original Consular Report of Birth Abroad and Passport. To obtain a Social Security Number for your child, see further details here.