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Passport Application for Child Under 16

Passports issued to applicants under 16 valid for 5 years & are not renewable

Please call us for an appointment number before you mail in the application.

 

Passport Renewal STEP 1 - Prepare Passport Application Paperwork

(1) Proof of Citizenship
Provide 1 of the following:
  • Original or Certified birth certificate
  • Original Certificate of naturalization
  • Previous undamaged passport
  • FS-240, DS-1350, or Certificate of Citizenship (if born abroad to US parent(s)
    All citizenship documents will be returned with your new passport
(2) Child's Relationship to Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
Provide 1 of the following:
  • Official US Government Birth Certificate (with parents' names)
  • Foreign Birth Certificate (with parents' names & official translation)
  • FS-240 or DS-1350 (with parents' names)
  • Adoption Decree (with adopting parents' names)
  • Court Order Establishing Custody
  • Court Order Establishing Guardianship
(3) Parent's Proof of Identity
  • Make a clear photocopy of driver's license with a photo on it. The license must have been issued for at least 12 months. If the above mentioned Driver's License isn't available, you will need to provide additional Proof of Identity.
(4) Passport Application Form DS-11
  • Fill out DS-11 form online from US State Department website. This online application has replaced "hand written" forms. Hand written form is no longer acceptable. The last page of the application is a Print summary page, please scroll to the bottom left corner of this page and click Create Form, your application form will appear on your screen. Print out the form.
  • Please print out and submit only one-sided pages of the application, not back to back.
  • Please do not sign the application form until you are instructed to do so.
  • For question "Where should the passport be mailed?" Please make sure to use VisaRite address: 460 Van Emburgh Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450, then check No to question "Is This Your Permanent Address".
  • For question "In Care Of", please type in: VisaRite.
  • If you also select Passport Card option, additional fee of US$15 will apply
  • While completing the application, the wizard will prompt you to select fees, shipping and processing options. Select any options to complete form. No payments will be made online and options selected will have no affect on the actual service by VisaRite.
  • Please include a photocopy of completed DS-11 to VisaRite
(5) Passport Authorization Letter
  • This is your authorization to VisaRite to act as your agent in dealing with the US Passport Agency. Click Passport Authorization Letter. The Authorization Letter must have your original signature. Faxes or photo copies are not accepted.
  • Please complete and sign 2 copies. Please print 2 copies and sign by either parent. One copy should be inside the sealed envelope, the other needs to be attached to the outside of the sealed envelope. See Step 2 below for details about the sealed envelope.
(6) Two Identical Passport Photos
Beginning November 1, 2016, applicants must remove their eye glasses when taking a photo for a U.S. passport.
(7) Government Fee
  • Personal check, business check or money order is acceptable for US Department of State fee.
  • Make one check or money order to "US Department of State" in amount of $140 or $155 if you also need passport card.
  • Be sure to include your date of birth on the check.
  • If you have multiple applications, please make separate check for each applicant. Do not combine them into one check.
  • Starter check is not acceptable.
(8) VisaRite Service Fee
Choose a Service Level Time needed Service and Shipping Fee
Review Processing Shipping Service Shipping Total
Price Super Rush Service 1 day 2-3 days 1 day $229 $29 $258
Price Express Plus Service 1 day 4-5 days 1 day $179 $29 $208
Price Express Service 1 day 5-10 days 1 day $149 $29 $178
Service and Payment Remark
  • Processing time means the time the Passport Agency needs to process the application. It doesn't include the return shipping time. Day of receiving is not processing day.
  • Time needed shown is based on business days.
  • We accept money order, cashiers check, bank check, certified check, company check or cash. Please make check or money order payable to VisaRite Service.
  • Personal check is not acceptable for service fee.
  • You may also pay by credit card. If you select this option, please fill out and sign one credit card charge authorization form and enclose it in your application package. Credit card payment is subject to 3% surcharge.
  • US Department fee must be paid separately in check or money order.
  • Return Shipping Fee listed is for return address within the continental U.S. If your return address is in Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, please include an additional $10.00 per order.
  • Call (800) 361-7708 to get an appointment number first.
  • Submit the Passport Service Request Form online, print out confirmation page.
  • This is the best way to tell us your application is coming as well as your return address and contact information so that confirmation and status updated can be sent to you via email.
  • Multiple applicants can be entered using one service request form.
  • Please print two copies of the confirmation page.
  • Please include one copy with the documents you ship to us and keep one copy for your records.

 

Passport Renewal STEP 2 - Visit A Passport Acceptance Facility

  • Mminor child shall be present when visiting the Passport Acceptance Facility.
  • Both parents must appear at the Passport Acceptance Facility to sign the application for passport
  • If only one parent appears, the appearing parent must either prove he/she has the Sole Authority to apply for the child or provide the second parent's written Statement of Consent (with signature) authorizing passport issuance for the child.
Procedures at the Passport Acceptance Facility:
  • Tell the clerk you are using an expediting service to "Hand Carry" your application
  • The clerk will request your Identification (driver's license)
  • The clerk will ask you to sign the application form DS-11
  • The clerk will complete the ID information, sign, then stamp the application form
  • The clerk must seal the envelope and MUST put official stamp/seal on or along side the seal mark
  • The envelop should be marked as "Hand Carry" or "Open by authorized passport agent only"
  • The clerk may write the applicant's name, departure date on the outside of the sealed envelope
  • The clerk will return the envelop to you in order for you to FedEx it to VisaRite Services
  • You will be asked to pay $25 at the Passport Acceptance Facility
  • Once it is signed and sealed, it must be sent to us right away because it will expire after 3 business days
If the clerk does not feel at ease about releasing the envelope, suggest that he/she refer to page 31 or 44 of their Passport Agent's Manual, "Hand-carrying of Executed Applications.
These items need to be in the sealed envelope:
  • The signed original application form DS-11
  • The original proof of citizenship, such as Birth Certificate or Naturalization Certificate.
  • The two passport photos.
  • The check for the "Department of State" for $140.
  • One original Letter of Authorization.
  • One photocopy of the driver's license, or the supplemental ID.
  • One photocopy of the travel evidence.
These items are not supposed to be sealed, but need to be in the shipping envelope:
  • Service Request Form Confirmation Page
  • One original Letter of Authorization.
  • One photocopy of application form DS-11.
  • One photocopy of the driver's license, or the supplemental ID.
  • One photocopy of the travel evidence.
  • The payment to VisaRite Services.

 

Mailing Address STEP 3 - Send the Application Package to VisaRite Service

Please send your application with all required items listed above by FedEx, DHL, Express Mail, register mail or other traceable courier service to:

VisaRite Service Center
460 Van Emburgh Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Tel: (201) 445-7088