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 underBoth parents (if both parents are on the birth certificate)
16 — 17One 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.