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.