Get a passport for a minor under 18
Most children must appear in person at a passport acceptance facility to apply for a passport. The cost will vary depending on the child's age.
Be aware of passport expiration rules for your destination
Some countries and airlines will not allow a U.S. passport holder to enter if their passport expires in less than 6 months.
Check your destination country's U.S. passport expiration rules on the Department of State's country information page.
- On the left, search for the country name in the "learn about your destination" box.
- On that country's page, look for "passport validity."
LAST UPDATED: December 6, 2023