Does a 16 or 17 year old need both parents' consent to be issued a passport?

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Applicants ages 16 and 17 may apply for a passport with just one parent's consent if they already have their own government-issued ID. 

Applicants must show at least one parent or guardian knows that they are applying for a passport.

How to Show Parental Awareness:

  • A parent or legal guardian appearing with the applicant in person when they apply for their passport. The agent or employee accepting the application will ask the parent or legal guardian to sign Form DS-11. 
  • A signed, notarized statement consenting to issuance of a passport from at least one parent or legal guardian (should be accompanied by a photocopy of that parent or guardian's ID).
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