Applicants Age 15 and Younger

All passport applicants age 15 and younger must apply in person using Form DS-11 with BOTH parents.  If the applicant had a previous passport, they must submit the old passport and their birth certificate.

Passports for applicants 15 and younger are only valid for 5 years.  

Applicants Age 16 and 17

Most applicants age 16 and 17 must apply in person using Form DS-11 and must be accompanied by one parent.

If eligible to renew a passport by mail, use Form DS-82.

Passports for applicants 16 and older are valid for 10 years.