Apply For A Passport for a Minor

The Consular Office accepts U.S. dollars cash only. Credit cards, personal checks and other currencies are not accepted.

All minor passport applicants outside of the United States should apply in person at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  Appointments are available Monday-Friday, between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. and can be made online at the Embassy’s ACS Online Appointment System.  Follow the directions outlined on the Department of State website and submit all forms in person.

  • Evidence of U.S. Citizenship (current passport, or birth certificate if this is the minor’s first passport)
  • Evidence of Parental Relationship (birth certificate)
  • Photo Identification (current passport, if this is not the minor’s first passport)
  • Parental Consent (see directions below)
  • Passport Photo (one 2 X 2 inch photo on a white background is required)
  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable fee. Please click here for fee schedule.

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. The $10 fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their passport using the DS-82 form.

The Department of State published a Final Rule confirming this fee change on January 31, 2018.

For questions, please contact us at ACSRangoon@state.gov.

Children under age 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves.

Both parents/guardians must appear in person with the child and provide consent, authorizing passport issuance to the child. If one parent/guardian is unable to appear in person, then the DS-11 application must be accompanied by a signed, notarized Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent (PDF 52 KB) from the non-applying parent/guardian.  The absent parent must also provide a notarized copy of the front and back side of the photo I.D. that was used during notarization.  The document is only valid for 90 days after date of signature.

If the child only has one parent/guardian, evidence of sole authority to apply for the child must be submitted with the application in the form of a:

  • Court order granting sole legal custody to the applying parent (unless child’s travel is restricted by that order)
  • Court order specifically permitting the applying parent to apply for the child’s passport
  • Judicial declaration of incompetence of the non-applying parent
  • Death certificate of the non-applying parent

Photocopies and notarized copies are unacceptable

Special Circumstances

If you are the applying parent or guardian and the written consent of the non-applying parent or guardian or evidence of sole custody cannot be obtained in a timely manner, complete the DS-5525 “Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances” (PDF 44 KB). The statement must explain in detail the non-applying parent’s or guardian’s unavailability and recent efforts made to contact the non-applying parent. You may also be required to provide evidence (e.g., custody order, incarceration order, restraining order) to document your claim of exigent or special circumstances.  The absent parent must also provide a notarized copy of the front and back side of the photo I.D. that was used during notarization.  The document is only valid for 90 days after date of signature.

Children under age 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves.

Both parents/guardians must appear in person with the child and provide consent, authorizing passport issuance to the child. If both parents/guardians are unable to appear in person, then the DS-11 application must be accompanied by a signed, notarized Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent (PDF 52 KB) from a third party.  The third party must also provide a signed and notarized written statement or affidavit from BOTH parents/guardians authorizing a third party to apply for the child.  Each statement must be accompanied by a photocopy of the parents’/guardians’ identification. The document is only valid for 90 days after date of signature.

When the statement of affidavit is from only one parent/guardian, the third party must present evidence of sole custody of the authorizing parent/guardian.

If you reside in Burma and have questions regarding services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in Manila, Philippines.

For more information on their services and how to contact them, please visit their webpage at: https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/

For comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s webpage Service Around the World.

If you are already receiving SSA benefits payments, there will be no change in the method of distribution of those payments.