Passport Form DS-3053 Parental Consent Form Info Guide

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Applying for a minor (child) passport can be a stressful procedure. Any mistakes with your documents and applications will delay your passport. It is important that you complete the documents correctly the first time. The DS-3053 Statement of Consent is a passport form that is used for the child passport if one of the parents or guardians cannot be present at the acceptance agent. The DS-3053 must be notarized as well. Complete the form using black ink and write legibly. If the form is hard to read, the application may be denied.

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Download the DS-3053 Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor under Age 16

child-passport-fastport-passport-skateboardThe Child (Minor) Passport requires that both parents or guardians give consent for the child or minor get a passport. If one parent cannot be present at the acceptance facility, then they can complete a notarized DS-3053. If one parent or guardian is not available to give consent, you will need to use the DS-5525 Special Circumstances Form. If one parent has sole custody, then the DS-3053 Consent Form is not necessary. This page is for the Passport Form DS-3053 Parental Consent Form Info Guide.


 

Passport Form DS-3053 Parental Consent Form Info Guide

DS-3053: Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor under Age 16

According to the U.S. Department of State website:

Both parents or guardians should appear with the minor. If one parent/guardian cannot be present, the non-applying parent or guardian must complete item 3 on the DS-3053 “Statement of Consent,” providing written consent for the issuance of a passport for the minor child.  Additionally, the non-applying parent or guardian consenting to the issuance of a passport for a minor child must:

  • Sign and date Form DS-3053 in the presence of a Certified Notary Public, and
  • Submit a photocopy of the front and back side of the ID that was presented to the Notary Public with Form DS-3053.

Please submit the signed, notarized DS-3053 with a DS-11 at  a passport agency or an authorized passport application acceptance facility.

Requirements for DS-3053 Statement of Consent

  • You are the non-applying parent or guardian providing written consent for a minor (child) U.S. passport because you are unable to apply in person with your childor
  • You are the applying parent or guardian and you need the written consent of a non-applying parent or guardian who cannot be present at the acceptance facility for the child (minor) passport.

 

 

How To Complete Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent:

1. Complete items 1 and 2.

2. Complete item 3, Statement of Consent, only if you are a non-applying parent or guardian consenting to the issuance of a pa

ssport for your minor child. NOTE: Your signature must be witnessed and notarized in item 4.

3. The written consent from the non-applying parent that accompanies an application for a new U.S. passport must not be more than 90 days old. A clear photocopy of the front and back of the non-applying parent’s government-issued photo identification is required with the written consent.

4. Please submit this form with your minor child’s new DS-11passport application to any designated acceptance facility, U.S. Passport Agency, U.S. Embassy, or U.S. Consulate abroad.

DS-3053 STATEMENT OF CONSENT: ISSUANCE OF A U.S. PASSPORT TO A MINOR UNDER AGE 16 FORM INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING: False statements made knowingly and willfully on passport applications, including affidavits or other supporting documents submitted therewith, may be punishable by fine and/or imprisonment under U.S. law, including the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 1001, 18 U.S.C.

1542, and/or 18 U.S.C. 1621

 

 

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