How to Get a US Passport for a Child Born Abroad
iVisa | Updated on Feb 23, 2023

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If you are a United States citizen, but your child was born abroad, you can obtain a US passport for them. First, you need to report your child’s birth as soon as possible to the nearest US embassy.

By doing that, you will acquire a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, the official document to claim your child’s US citizenship. You will need this document when processing your child’s passport.

Sounds complicated? Don’t worry! iVisa is here to help. Keep reading to find out everything about obtaining US passports for children born abroad.

While this service is not available online just yet, we can help you get your US passport renewal for adults online. Apply online now!

How does the application for a children’s US passport work?

Getting a US passport for a child born abroad is simple. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Fill out form DS11 with the minor’s details on the US government website. Collect US citizenship evidence (if your child was born abroad, you must bring the registration to the US embassy), parental relationship documents, ID, and a passport photo of the child.

  • Check how much you need to pay and write a bank check with the correct amount.

  • Go to a passport facility with your child and bring the required documentation. Both parents and guardians must be present during the appointment. That’s it!

Passport renewals for parents

Got your children’s US passport sorted, but realized your own passport is expiring soon? We have good news! You can do this process easily with iVisa. How?

  • Complete this online form and attach your photo.

  • Pay for the processing service and the US government fee.

  • You’ll be sent a complete kit by post, with the required signed documents and the bank check to pay the renewal fee. Take the package to the nearest mailbox, and you’re good to go! You can track the status and shipping of your passport during the entire process.

It will take around 10 weeks to receive your new passport. Or, pay an expedited service fee of USD 60 for faster service between 4 to 6 weeks.

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Who is this service for?

iVisa offers a passport renewal service for US citizens with valid US passports. Also, you need to comply with these guidelines:

  • You still have your current passport.

  • Your passport doesn’t have any damage.

  • You aren’t younger than 16 years old.

  • The issue date in your passport is less than 15 years ago.

  • Your passport shows your current name.

  • You got your latest passport after or at the age of 16.

Renew your passport now and start traveling!

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Does iVisa need my current passport?

For the passport renewal process, you do not need to send iVisa any documentation from your side. We will send you a kit with the following items:

  • A DS-82 Form ready for your signature.

  • A printed and stapled passport photo.

  • A bank check for you to fill out and sign, to cover the US government fee.

  • A USPS envelope with postage paid for.

Once you receive everything, sign the form. Take your passport and the whole package to the closest post office to send it to the US passport application center. We will help you track your shipment.

How much does it cost to get my passport renewed?

You need to pay the US government a fee of USD 130 directly to the government by bank check. Additionally, according to how fast you need your renewal kit, you can select between these alternatives with iVisa:

  • Same Day Free Shipping (cut-off 2pm EST) for USD 72

  • 2 Day Free Shipping for USD 60

  • 4 Day Free Shipping for USD 40

After signing and submitting your renewal application, it takes about 10 weeks to receive your new passport. For an expedited service, you’ll pay USD 60 extra, which takes only 4 to 6 weeks.

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More questions about passport renewals or kid’s passports?

Chat online with our expert customer service team, or email them at [email protected] with all your questions. They are available 24/7 to assist with anything related to your US passport renewal, visas, and other travel documents.

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