Parental Consent for Minors
As of February 1, 2008, the two-parent consent requirement for all minors' passport services was extended to include all children under age 16.
You have two choices:
- Either both parents must be present with the child to provide signatures at the time of passport application,
- Or in the event one parent cannot attend, a notarized statement of consent along with a photocopy of an ID must be submitted at the time of application. The consent must be submitted within three months of notarization. Click here to download Form DS-3053 (PDF - 157kb), Statement of Consent for Passport Issuance to Minors.
Alternatively, the applying parent may present the original death certificate of the second parent, a court order or an official document/vital record issued by a municipal office showing sole custody of the child.
*All foreign documents must be accompanied by an English translation (formal or informal). Click here for translation templates for Japanese documents.
Statement of Consent for Passport issuance to Minors: DS-3053 (PDF - 157kb)