The U.S. State Department's Passport website provides a list of forms and documents needed for a successful application. Late arrivals and/or incomplete applications will require rescheduling.
Passports for children
Applicants ages 0-15 years - Generally, BOTH parents and applicant/child must be present and provide evidence of parental relationship, such as a birth certificate.
• If a parent is unable to appear, a notarized Form DS-3053 or other documentation is required. Requirements are provided on the U.S. State Department's Passport website.
Applicants ages 16 and 17 - Parental awareness is required, which may be evidence by payment of fees with a parent's check. One parent may be required to be present and to present valid identification if the applicant/child does not have sufficient identification.
A check is required for each applicant for Passport Fees. Debit/credit cards are not accepted. For Passport Fees visit the U.S. State Department.
A check payable to the San Mateo Public Library is required for Execution Fee(s).