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AAA Travel advises parents, be sure to check the expiration date on your child’s U.S. Passport.
Unlike adult passports which are valid for 10 years, passports for children expire after 5 years. The fee to obtain a new passport for a minor is $82. An extra fee will be charged for rush processing.
Both biological parents are required to be present during the application process for a U.S. Passport for their child. If one parent has passed away, a death certificate is required.
When purchasing an airline ticket for a minor traveling to a foreign destination, keep in mind that the name on the passport and the airline ticket must be identical.
For more information or to download a passport application form from the Internet, visit www.travel.state.gov