Will I have to get a child passport photo sent to me in the U.S. from where she currently is?

Passport Frequently Asked Questions and AnswersQuestion:  My child is a U.S. citizen but she is currently out of the country. I know that I must have the passport processed on the mainland and cannot do so without the required child passport photo for a passport. Is it acceptable to use any regular photo of her for the passport? Will I have to get a passport photo sent to me in the U.S. from where she currently is?

Answer:  There are specific requirements when taking a passport photo. A regular photos are not acceptable.

Here is more information on passport photos in the following link.

Passport Photo Requirements

Another issue you have is that any minor that is applying for a passport must be present with both parents at the passport application acceptance facility. Parents will not be able to apply for a minor’s passport without the minor being present.

Here is a link on requirements for obtaining a minor’s passport

Requirements to Get Passport for Minor

Being that your child is not in the country, she will have to be present with both parents at the closest U.S. Embassy or consulate general in order to submit an application for a passport. If she cannot have both parents present, the parent present will need to present a notarized consent from the absent parent.

Here is a link on where to find U.S. Embassies and Consulates

List of U.S. Embassies and Consulates

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