Child Passport Renewal and You
US passports that are being issued to folks who are 15 years of age and younger are valid for a mere five years, so sooner or later, every frequently-traveling family struggles to get their child’s passport renewed in a pinch.
The truth is that there is no distinct renewal process for children like the passport renewal procedures that are clearly available for adults.
As a result, every time a child needs a new passport, that child’s identity and citizenship must be verified by a lawful agent! Talk about a broken system…
If your little one’s (or tween’s) passport is expired, you will need to follow the same process that is followed for minor passports (first time applicants). The only difference here is that you will need to submit your child’s expired or soon to be expired passport.
Don’t forget that If your child also has a passport card, you will need to submit the passport card as well.
You will have to accompany your child to a Passport Acceptance Facility in order to have the passport application officially closed and properly sealed.
This formal procedure called the “execution” of the passport and It’s not as deadly as it sounds.
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