Requirements for getting a passport for a 16 and 17 year old

  1. Application Form: Fill out Form DS-11 online. This form is also available at passport agencies and acceptance facilities.
  2. Proof of Citizenship: A birth certificate, previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport, or a Certificate of Naturalization.
  3. Proof of Relationship: Birth Certificate.
  4. Identification: If the minor has any I.D., please present it.
  5. Parental Consent: One parent must be present to apply for the passport with the child. Parent must present primary I.D. (Passport or Driver’s License)
  6. Passport Photo: Two passport photo meeting the requirements. Must be submitted with the application.
  7. Fees: The application fee and any additional services fees must be paid.
  8. Travel Plans: It's helpful to have travel plans or a travel date when applying for a passport.

    It's always a good idea to check the specific requirements with the U.S. Department of State or the relevant passport issuing authority for your country, as they can sometimes vary or change.

    To get your passport expedited for those last minute trips you can contact us at or call 212-643-9305.