When using LegalNature’s passport services, we guide you through the following process, simplifying it along the way with easy step-by-step instructions. Click to start our questionnaire when you are ready to begin.
Depending on the situation, LegalNature may need to complete some or all of the following forms for you:
Passports for children may not be renewed by mail. Instead, children must complete the steps outlined in this section each time they need to renew their passport.
You will need to submit the following items with your child’s application:
The easiest way to provide consent is for both parents to accompany the child to the passport agency to apply for the passport. If only one parent has sole custody, then you must provide proof of this with either a birth certificate, court order, judicial decree, adoption decree, or death certificate. If one parent is unable to appear, you will need to complete form DS-3053 Statement of Consent. If one parent cannot be located, complete form DS-5525 Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances. If neither parent can appear, provide a notarized statement from both parents giving a third party permission to apply on behalf of the parent(s).
Passport photos must meet very specific requirements. The basic requirements are as follows:
Do not staple or attach the photo to the form before submitting it. See Photo Requirements for additional specifications.
You will be charged $80 for a child passport book, $15 for a child passport card, and $35 for an acceptance fee.
Child applicants must apply in person at a passport acceptance facility or passport agency. Applicants outside of the U.S. should contact their U.S. Embassy and Consulate for instructions on submitting their application.
Review the status of your application in your LegalNature account and contact your designated Passport Specialist with any questions. We will contact you with any updates or if there is a problem with your application.