Do both parents sign the Authorization Letter on behalf of their minor child?
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR MINORS (CHILDREN) UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE:
Only one parent is required to sign the Authorization Letter, on behalf of the minor.
If you are the parent or a legal guardian completing the Letter of Authorization on behalf of a minor you must sign the Letter of Authorization as follows: −
- Write the minor's full name in the Applicant's Name field.
- On the signature line, please sign your name and write Mother, Father or Legal Guardian next to the signature.
However, both parents must appear together in front of the Government Acceptance Officer to obtain the sealed envelope along with the minor. In the event only one parent can appear, this Special Circumstances form must be signed by the non-appearing parent and notarized.