Passports for Children Ages 15 and Under

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Child Passport StepsInformation
Complete and print the passport application online at the Department of State. Do not sign.Department of State's passport portal.
Include 2 passport quality photos. We recommend that you have these pictures taken by a facility
familiar with passport photo requirements such as Walgreens, CVS, or Kinko's
Proof of IdentityOriginal, Certified birth certificate
Payment to Department of StateCheck in the amount of $140 payable to Department of State.
One copy of mother and father’s State issued ID.If one of the parents cannot be
present at the time of execution of the documents then a notarized Form DS-3053 is
needed.
Proof of DepartureA. Copy of airline tickets
B. Company letter of expedite. (Sample Below)
C. Travel itinerary Sample Letter
2 copies of the Authorization for Texas Tower to act on your behalf . . Please place one inside the sealed envelope and leave one out for us.Authorization letters
Take your documents to your local post office to be witnessed, signed, and sealed. Do not open this envelope once sealed.
You can find a complete list of local agencies at http://iafdb.travel.state.gov
The Passport Agency Deputy will charge an execution fee of $25
Mail to Texas TowerTexas Tower Passports & Visas
2020 Montrose Blvd. Suite 400
Houston, TX 77006
Phone (713) 874-1420

Please download the guide for obtaining your child’s passport.