U.S. Passport applications for children under the age of 16
years require both parents’ signatures as provided by Code of
Federal Regulations, Title 22, Section 51.28.
Effective February 1, 2008,
both parents or child’s
legal guardian must:
Present evidence of child’s U.S. citizenship (see
proof of citizenship and relationship requirements);
Present evidence that they are the parents or
valid personal identification; and
Sign and take oath before
an authorized passport acceptance agent.
The law requires that all applications be signed
under oath under penalty of perjury.