The applicant must be present. Special rules apply when an application is for a minor’s passport. Please review the chart below for who should be present when a passport request is being made for a minor:
|Who Should Be Present for a Minor?|
|15 and under||Both parents (if both parents are on the birth certificate)|
|16 — 17||One parent|
If the father of a minor 15 and under does not appear on the minor’s birth certificate he does not need to be present and he does not need to provide consent.