|SUBMIT FORM DS-3053 IF:|
STEPS TO SUBMITTING FORM DS-3053:
Read and understand Steps 1-3 before leaving this page.
STEP 1: Complete and Print Form
Completing Form DS-3053 using black ink. Make sure that all of the entered information is complete and correct. Illegible applications may delay application processing times.
STEP 2: Notarize Form DS-3053 & Submit Photocopy of the ID (Only with Statement of Consent)
Step 2 only applies if you are submitting Form DS-3053 as a Statement of Consent. Statements of Special Circumstances do not need to be notarized. If you are a non-applying parent or guardian consenting to the issuance of a passport for a minor child, you must:
- Sign and date Form DS-3053 in the presence of a Certified Notary Public
- Submit a photocopy of the front and back side of your ID with Form DS-3053
STEP 3: Submit Form DS-3053 + Completed Form DS-11
IMPORTANT: A Statement of Consent from a non-applying parent must be submitted with the minor's passport application within 3 months of the date it was notarized. A new, notarized Statement of Consent from the non-applying parent will be required for future applications.
NEED A U.S. PASSPORT IMMEDIATELY?
You should make an appointment to be seen at a Regional Passport Agency only if:
Contact the National Passport Information Center to make an appointment or locate a Passport Agency.
If you are overseas and need to apply for or renew your U.S. passport, please follow the instructions under the U.S. passport section in Tips for Americans Traveling Abroad.