Passport for Children and Minors

This Passport for Minors service is created to walk anyone through the steps necessary to obtain a new passport for a child or minor. Everything needed is explained below. 

INFO FOR MINORS UNDER AGE 16

  • Each minor shall appear in person at an Acceptance Facility
  • All applications for children 16 and under require either parents’ or legal guardian’s consent.
  • For Minors under Age 16, you must establish proof of citizenship and proof of relationship with parents. Previous U.S. passports are not acceptable as proof of relationship to the applying parent(s)/guardian(s).
  • Both parents must appear together and sign or:
    • One parent appears, signs, and submits second parent’s notarized statement of consent authorizing passport issuance for the child (a notarized Form DS-3053, Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16, or a notarized written statement with the same information on a sheet of paper from the non-appearing parent)
    • One parent appears, signs, and submits primary evidence of sole authority to apply
  • Do not sign Form DS-11 till the Passport Acceptance Agent instructs you to do so

Notify the clerk you are using an expedited service (Visa Network). All contents will be placed into a sealed envelope. If the clerk does not feel at ease about releasing the sealed envelope, suggest that he/she refer to page 31 or 44 of their Passport Agent’s manual, “Hand-carrying of Executed Applications”. Do not open this sealed envelope or the application will be invalid.

Include a copy of the DS-11 and Order Form outside of the sealed envelope for delivery.

INFO FOR MINORS AGES 16 & 17

  • Each minor child shall appear in person at an Acceptance Facility
  • At least one parent (with Identification) should go with the minor. Minor should bring identification also if possible.
  • Do not sign Form DS-11 till the Passport Acceptance Agent instructs you to do so. If your child is unable to sign his or her own name, a parent may sign for the child by writing the child’s name on the signature line and signing the parent’s name above the child’s name.

Example:

Jane Doe for

Child M. Doe

Signature of Bearer

Notify the clerk you are using an expedited service (Visa Network). All contents will be placed into a sealed envelope. If the clerk does not feel at ease about releasing the sealed envelope, suggest that he/she refer to page 31 or 44 of their Passport Agent’s manual, “Hand-carrying of Executed Applications”. Do not open this sealed envelope or the application will be invalid.

Include a copy of the DS-11 and Order Form outside of the sealed envelope for delivery.

Checklist

 

  1.  LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION
    • Choose the appropriate LOA
       Letter of Authorization for ages 16 and 17
      Letter of Authorization for minors under 16 
        Check mark the top 2 boxes and write “Visa Network” next to Courier Company Name. It should all be handwritten by the applicant (if possible). Parents must sign the LOA below the minors signature. Parent may sign for the child. 
  2.  DS-11 ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
    • Complete Online and create PDF
    • The PDF will be downloaded. Print two copies and don’t sign anything yet
    • You’ll be asked questions about processing and shipping methods. Any answer you choose is completely separate from our service and no payment will be asked. To finish the form- click on “Create Form”
  3.  PROOF OF US CITIZENSHIP
    • Certified birth certificate, issued by state, County Health Department, or Vital Statistics Bureau. Please note: a hospital certificate is not acceptable
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Old, expired U.S. Passport
  4.  TWO PASSPORT PHOTOS
    • 2x2″ in size, taken in the past three months, no glasses, with white white background
  5.  PHOTO ID (IF APPLICABLE)
    • driver’s license or state I.D.
  6.  BLANK CHECK
    • Service fees for minors are 140 and 35 for clerk fee (varies). Some facilities do accept credit card.
  7.  PERMISSION TO PROCESS US PASSPORT FORM
    • allows the Acceptance Facility to release docs back to you. More details below
  8.  FLIGHT ITINERARY OR BUSINESS / PERSONAL LETTER
    • Required for expedite
  9. COPY OF DS-11 DS-11
    • Agency requires a copy of the DS-11 to be attached outside of the sealed envelope. If the form was handwritten, please create a new form online.
  10. ORDER FORM
    • A form for Visa Network contact, shipping, and billing purposes. Include outside of the sealed envelope

 

Visit

Find your nearest Acceptance Facility to submit

Once you’ve gathered all your documents, visit a PASSPORT ACCEPTANCE FACILITY. Most require appointments, but some allow for walk-ins. Call (415) 693-0330 if you are having trouble locating one. Notify the clerk you are using an expedited service (Visa Network). All contents will be placed into a sealed envelope. If the clerk does not feel at ease about releasing the sealed envelope, suggest that he/she refer to page 31 or 44 of their Passport Agent’s manual, “Hand-carrying of Executed Applications”. Do not open this sealed envelope or the application will be invalid.

Include a copy of the DS-11 and ORDER FORM outside of the sealed envelope for delivery.

  1.  COPY OF DS-11
    • Agency requires a copy of the DS-11 to be attached outside of the sealed envelope. If the form was handwritten, please create a new form online.
  2. ORDER FORM
    • A form for Visa Network contact, shipping, and billing purposes. Include outside of the sealed envelope

 

You’re on your way to getting a new passport!
 
The next step for you is to mail your documents. Click on the Mail tab above for instructions
Mail or bring sealed envelope to or visit our address.
Call us if you’d like a courier pick-up or need special arrangements.

Attn: Passport Desk

Visa Network

870 Market St. STE 888

San Francisco, CA

94102

Click on the Cost tab above for payment info

Fees

AGENCY FEE

Paid directly at the Acceptance facility. The Agency fee will be enclosed inside the envelope. There is a clerk fee of $30 to be paid to the Acceptance Facility.

For 16 and under
Passport Book Gov fee: $140
With Passport Card Gov fee: $15
For 17 and older
Passport Book Our Fee: $170
With Passport Card Our Fee+ $30

 

VISA NETWORK FEE

Fee does not include shipping ($35 to office or $41 to home), 3.3% bank fee or extra handling charges that might incur during the process. We don’t have hidden fees and we won’t charge extra without letting you know. Please include a credit card on the Visa Network Order Form. Alternatively, you may pay with cash, check or money order.

10-15 business days Our Fee: $100
   
6-8 business days

Our Fee: $150

   
3-5 business days

Our Fee: $180 (Best Value)

   
24/48 hours

Our Fee: $250

   
SAMEDAY- 6hrs

Our Fee: $300

CALL (415) 693-0330 for 24HR or SAME-DAY SERVICES. Appointments are necessary.

 
 

Notice

 

All children regardless of age (including infants) traveling overseas must have a passport. Minor Children need to apply in person, and there’s special requirements for children under age 16. Unlike adults, passports for minors are issued for five years if applied for before age 16. This process of going through a Passport Acceptance Facility first must be repeated each time a new passport is needed, and one more time as an adult of 18 years or older. Then, you may apply directly through Visa Network.

 

The Letter of Authorization must be handwritten by the applicant only (if possible) and both parents must sign the LOA unless only 1 parent is present. The pen used must be in black or blue ink and not interchanged. All fields must be completed including Courier Company Name- be sure to write “Visa Network.”

 
Mail or bring the sealed envelope to or visit our address
 
Call us if you’d like a courier pick-up

Attn: Passport Desk

Visa Network

870 Market St. STE 888

San Francisco, CA

94102

 

THE PASSPORT FOR MINORS SERVICE

 
☑️ Live 1-on-1 help
 
☑️ Document pre-check 
 
☑️ Overnight shipping or Same-day Courier
 
☑️ Limited spots for 24hr and SAMEDAY services- these book fast! 

Visa Network

870 Market St. STE #888

San Francisco, CA 94102

Tel: (415) 693-0330

Fax: (415) 693-0222

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