Passport New Child Under 16 Instructions

United States Passport

United States Passport

Justin Document Service Inc. is one of the few authorized Passport & Visa Expediting companies authorized to work directly with the US Department of State, Passport Agency.  We have had this privilege for over 25 years.  Our experience and guidance is key to getting you to your destination on time.


URGENT and RUSH SEALED ENVELOPE requests MANDATORY pre check. These instructions and fees are for SEALED ENVELOPES ONLY.

SAME DAY and RUSH SERVICE and ALL SEALED ENVELOPES  –

Pre check is mandatory for us to make your appt. Service fee is non refundable if cancelled on day of appointment. If documents arrive incorrect service fees apply. Cancellation fee applies cancelled within 24hrs.

Pre-Check Document is included in the service fee.

Concierge Service is available.  $150.00 in addition to other fees.

URGENT and RUSH SEALED ENVELOPE requests require a MANDATORY pre check  to save time and money.

Pre-Check Documents is mandatory and is included in these prices.
Concierge Service is available.  $150.00 additional

Please Note:  If Passport Agency calls us for additional documents you will be charged $50.00 for us to bring the agency the missing documents, the passport agency has the right to ask for additional documents even if they are not required in the preliminary pre check.

ALL PASSPORT AGENCY REQUESTS MUST BE advised to us at least the day before you overnight mail to us, so we can advise procedures and times.

Nothing will be accepted for that day if you have not pre arranged it with us in advance.  The passport will be submitted the following day if not scheduled with us, so the numbers of days to process begin then.   Remember to call us if you need a same day or 24 hr. service, you MUST DO A MANDATORY PRE CHECK with us.


Same day service is available by appointment only, however we can provide 24 hr. (two business day) and rush services, call us to see whats available to you.


 You are here for a NEW PASSPORT for a child under 16 years of age : 

Passport applications for children under age 16, who have or have not had a passport in the past, must be submitted in person authorized passport application acceptance facility.  So if a child is under 16 and has had a passport once before, they still must follow this procedure for a new passport.

Step 1: Authorization Process: FIRST CALL JIDS to set up a mandatory PRE CHECK of all documents.

011_yes-128You Must Apply in Person at acceptance facility* then give sealed envelope to JIDS.

Children must be present with consenting parents.

  • An Acceptance facility is a post office or county clerk that executes passport requests.  You should call ahead to verify time open for this, and that they will SEAL THE ENVELOPE FOR A HAND CARRY Appointment by Justin Document Service, Inc.  (Passport & Visa Expediters)  Advise them we have a appointment for you at the Passport Agency.
  • Find a local acceptance facility

011_yes-128 APPLICATION DS-11

  • Bar codes must be on left top corner and bottom right corner of online application
  • Double sided applications are not accepted 
  • Emergency contact must be filled in on application even though there is not a asterisk near it on application.  It is mandatory.
  • If your current name is different than the name printed on your last passport, you must submit your original marriage certificate or court decree with raised seal

Parental Consent-SIGNATURES MUST MATCH ALL DOCUMENTS.  Applications, Letter of Authorizations and consent forms must match exactly as identification presented.

Children ages 16-17 with their own identification can apply for a passport by themselves.  However, it is recommended that at least one parent appear in person with the child to identify him/her and to show parental awareness.

NOTE:  Although the two-parent consent requirement does not apply to children aged 16 or 17, per Department regulations a passport generally will not be issued to a child if a parent or legal guardian who has custodial rights over a child has notified the Department in writing that he or she objects to issuance of the passport.

Examples of Parental Awareness

  • Having a parent accompany the child when applying, or
  • A signed statement consenting to issuance of a passport from at least one parent (should be accompanied by a photocopy of that parent’s ID).
  • SIGNATURES MUST MATCH ALL DOCUMENTS.  Applications, Letter of Authorizations and consent forms must match exactly as identification presented.


011_yes-128 One Passport Photos:

Click for Passport Photos Regulations.


011_yes-128Government fees: $175.00 ($35.00 cash to the Acceptance Agent + $140.00 check or money order to US DEPARTMENT OF STATE  35.00 + 140.00).

Passport Card is an additional 30.00 Govt fee /JIDS fee is 75.00

See the PRICING PAGE for JIDS Service fees.  The above does not include our fees.

The Acceptance Agent endorses the Passport Form (DS-11) and place it in a Government envelope which should NOT be opened after it is sealed.

Sealed envelopes from the US Dept of State must be presented to JIDS immediately so the application does not expire.  If the application expires, you will have to return to the acceptance facility and JIDS will have to also charge you to resubmit your documents.  

JIDS service fee is in addition to the government fees, and sealed envelopes must be expedited within 3 days.  4-6 day service fees do not apply.


011_yes-128Evidence of US Citizenship-All documentation submitted as citizenship evidence will be returned to you.


  • Primary Evidence of U.S. Citizenship (You must submit one of the following.  Photocopies and notarized copies are not acceptable):
    • Previously issued, undamaged, and fully valid U.S. Passport
    • Certified U.S. birth certificate (must meet all of the following requirements):
      • Issued by the City, County, or State of birth
      • Lists bearer’s full name, date of birth, and place of birth
      • Lists parent(s) full names
      • Has date filed with registrar’s office (must be within one year of birth)
      • Has registrar’s signature
      • Has embossed, impressed, or multicolored seal of registrar
      • Photocopies and notarized copies are unacceptable
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Foreign Birth Certificate (with parents names & official translation).
    • Adoption Decree (with adoption g parents names).
    • Court order establishing Custody OR Guardianship.

011_yes-128Parents Proof of Identity:  Valid driver’s license with photo issued more than 6 months ago.


011_yes-128Parental Application Permission Documentation:

• Both parents must appear together / or
• If only one parent is present at acceptance facility: One parent appears, signs, and submits second parent’s notarized form.  Child notarized Form DS-3053, original ,copies or emails will not be accepted.

• One parent appear and submits primary evidence of sole authority to apply:
• Original or Certified copy of Birth Certificate listing only applying parent.
• Foreign Birth Certificate (official translation) listing only applying parent.
• Court order granting sole custody to applying parent.
• Adoption decree, if applying parent is sole adopting parent.
• Death certificate of non-applying parent.


011_yes-128Child Letter of Authorization:

  1. • Click for Child letter of Authorization. MUST BE SIGNED BY BOTH PARENTS Signatures must match identification copies
  2. Please read the statements with the CHECK BOXES, the first two authorize us to help you, if you choose to tick the third box, you are not authorizing us and the passport office will not accept.

011_yes-128Proof of Travel within 14 days (one of the following):

  • Confirmed copy of flight itinerary from the travel agent or airline. With your name and record locator.
  • Copy of plane ticket or e ticket confirmation with record locator number.

011_yes-128Register with the US Embassy in the countries you will visit.

Give yourself peace of mind !

Simply fill out this form STEP FORM

and let JIDS will do it for you $20.00

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) allows U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency. Read more…..


Justin Document Service – ORDER FORM & photocopies 

Before you decide on which service you want, see our pricing page here  

Pre-Check Documents is mandatory for this service $50.00.  If you choose to not pre check your documents, and JIDS receives your documents with errors, you will be charged for a representative to assist you with corrections.

Concierge Service $150.00 available for this country

Mandatory order form, which must be included with your original documents to JIDS.

    1. ORDER FORM then PRINT and sign to include with documents.
    2. PHOTOCOPIES of all documents included in your package to JIDS. If copies are not included then a $10.00 copy fee will be applied.

011_yes-128Return Shipping fees:

Federal Express starting at $39.95 for priority Weekday Delivery based on zip code.Special Deliveries of Federal Express VARY (Ex. SATURDAY DELIVERY OR 8AM DELIVERY, call for rates)RESIDENT home deliveries are an additional $3.00 to have signature required.Verify SIGNATURE OR NO SIGNATURE must be selected.
You can include a printed air bill to avoid additional charges.  Account numbers without air bill will be charged $10.00.If you follow our instructions on this site, and overnight your documents to us or visit our office, we will hand deliver your passport request directly to the US Department of State for processing.  We wait on line , so you do not have to, then we pick everything up when it is ready for collection.  Once ready you have options for the return of your passport.  You can come into out office for pickup, use a overnight carrier or perhaps if you are local, you would prefer a messenger service to hand deliver them to you.


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