My sixteen year old daughter passport needs to be renew, does she re-apply as an adult?

Passport Frequently Asked Questions and AnswersQuestion:  My daughter was 10 when her passport was issued. She has recently turned 16 and I wanted to know if we have to re-apply for her as an adult now. How do I handle my sixteen year old daughter’s need?

Answer:  When your daughter had her passport she was a minor. Any minor passport can not be renew by mail. She can go to a local passport application acceptance facility and re-apply as an adult.

Consider the following:

Minors ages 16 and 17:

  • Have to appear in person when applying for an adult passport
  • If minors do not have a piece of identification of their own then they will have to have their parent or guardian provide a photo identification.
  • A photocopy of the ID that used at the time of the application.
  • A written parental consent to establish parental consent.

Applicant 16 and older will pay a application fee of $110 and a Execution fee of $25. Expedited services are available for $60 and will take 2-3 weeks. Regular processing usually takes 4-6 weeks.