Baby Passport - Do Babies Need Passports to Travel Abroad

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Do Babies Need Passports? And Other Questions About Baby Passports

A very common question from parents who have an infant and plan to travel abroad is “Do babies need passports?” The answer is “yes”. If you plan to travel to a foreign country with your baby, you will have to obtain a passport for the child. The only exception is if you will be passengers on a closed-loop cruise which does not port at any country which requires you to present a passport. The requirements to obtain a passport include a completed, but unsigned application form DS-11, proof of citizenship, proof of identity, two passport photos and payment of the fees. When applying for a minor, both parents must consent to the act and present proof of relationship to the child. Consent can be provided by either both parents appearing with the baby or one parent takes the child and a signed consent form from the parent who cannot be present. Since the baby is too young to sign his or her passport, the mother or father must do this. In the space provided for the signature, the mother or father must print the child's name and sign their own name. Then, in parenthesis by the parent's name, write the word (mother) or (father) so that Passport Services can know who signed for the child. Regular processing takes 4-6 weeks. Expedited service takes 2-3 weeks. If you need to get a passport for your child sooner, you can either apply at a regional passport agency or through a private expediting service.

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Description: The Baby Passport guide provides answers to questions about whether babies need a passport or not, what is needed to get a passport for an infant, special requirements for minors and other important information for parents and legal guardians who plan to travel abroad with a baby.
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