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Old Oct 18, 07, 4:17 pm
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Originally Posted by krobbins View Post
The respondent was correct who said that a complete re-app for kids under 16 is required, and definitely both parents must be present, have valid ID and the child's original birth certificate must be presented. There was quite a line at the passport office when we went and I can't tell you how many parents threw a fit because they did not have the above documentation.
5 year expiration, full reapp required until age 16. Is the State Dept. intentionally sticking it to parents; why not make it 15?

Why in the world do you need a birth certificate when renewing a kid's passport? I can understand that they might be concerned about swapping kids (baby photos are not exactly the best for ID), but how does the BC help there? Does it in any way verify anything that the old passport does not? Haven't they already seen the BC.?

Imagine if your spouse goes missing (running from the law, can't stand you anymore, etc.) Does that mean no passport for junior?
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