Renew a Child Passport (Under 16)

This page is for children that have previously received a U.S. passport.  Please click here to apply for U.S. citizenship, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and a passport for a child for the first time.

All minor children must apply in person.

Step 1:

Read and print the Passport Checklist. (PDF 288 KB)

Step 2:

  • Fill out electronically and print the DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport wizard form. If you experience trouble with this Passport Application Wizard, click here for Form DS-11 (PDF 81.3 KB).
  • Please check that you have read the Privacy and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts Notices and Disclaims and click submit.
  • Click Apply Online to access the DS-11 form.
  • Please note that some instructions are only applicable in the United States.

Step 3:

  • Click here to schedule an appointment.  Use a valid email address and print your confirmation. Click here to cancel an appointment.

Step 4:

Both parents must provide consent authorizing passport issuance for a minor under age 16. Please click here for the Two Parent Consent Requirement for Passport Issuance to Minors Under Age 16. See the scenarios below, and follow the instruction that best applies to your circumstance:

IMPORTANT NOTE: The written consent from the non-applying parent that accompanies an application for a new passport must be less than 3 months old.  New written consent from the non-applying parent must be obtained and submitted with any future passport application for the minor under age 16.

Step 5:

Follow all the instructions on the checklist and bring all documents with you to your appointment. Once payment has been made and application has been approved, passport will be processed and delivered within 4-6 weeks. The expired U.S. passport (duly cancelled by the Embassy) will be delivered together with the new U.S. passport. Note: Please expect a much longer turn-around time for passport delivery if the application was initially submitted at the American Consular Agency in Lahug, Cebu.