Updating childrens photos on passports
If the child's previously issued passport isn't available when renewing, submit Form DS-64 to explain why it's missing.A renewing minor must provide her Social Security number, and, preferably, a government-issued Social Security card.The applying parent also may be required to provide evidence (e.g., custody order, incarceration order, restraining order) to document his/her claim of exigent or special circumstances.To protect against international parental child abduction, the Passport Agency processing the application may ask for additional details if the statement is determined to be insufficient.While guaranteeing the safety of children may be a worthy objective, it still means more work.
Over the past few years, new requirements have been added in an effort to combat child abduction and trafficking.
While the estimated burden is 85 minutes, you will most likely complete the form more quickly.
The parent(s) or guardian(s) who are applying for the child's passport must submit photo ID if the child does not have one.
The applying parent must submit Form DS-5525: Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances.
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.
Acquiring or renewing a child's passport is no walk in the park.