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Passport Application for Child Under 16


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 the parent's driver's license with a photo on it.
(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. Proper selection should be as following: Processing Methods - Expedited at Agency Service. Delivery Methods - Standard Delivery (because we will pick up and FedEx back).
(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) One Recent Passport Photo
(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 $181.36 or $196.36 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 Fee
Review Processing Shipping
Price Super Rush Service 1 day 2-3 days 1-2 days $495
Price Rush Service 1 day 4-5 days 1-2 days $395
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.
  • You may pay service fee by credit card online. Credit card payment is subject to 3.6% surcharge.
  • US Department fee must be paid separately in check or money order.
  • 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.


Passport Renewal STEP 2 - Visit A Passport Acceptance Facility

  • Minor 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 $35 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.
  • One passport photo.
  • The check for the "Department of State".
  • One original Letter of Authorization with wet signature.
  • One photocopy of the driver's license, or the supplemental ID.
  • Travel evidence showing departure within 14 days. .
This item needs to be in the shipping envelope:
  • One additional Letter of Authorization with wet signature.


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

To prevent delay caused by any errors or omissions, please email us at: a scanned copy or images of the complete application paperwork for a pre-check. We will email you the detailed shipping instruction once the pre-check is completed.