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Old Oct 18, 07, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by DevilDog438 View Post
You need the child's BC because it is not, technically, a renewal process. Based on the way the process is currently implemented, you are completing a DS-11, which is the form for an original passport. If they were allowing the process as a renewal, you would use DS-82. The document requirements for a DS-11 require a BC to be submitted.

And, yes, they are intentionally making it difficult for the reasons stated by xyzzy. Another Nanny State requirement - MUST THINK OF THE CHILDREN.
So the requirement is there to ensure that a parent kidnapping a child and bringing him/her abroad does it before the passport expires?

It seems that the logic is based on the premise that every trip involves getting a new passport.
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