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Can I Get a Passport for My Child Without the Other Parent’s Signature?

Read your divorce decree or child custody order. if it doesn’t specifically address passports, you will not be able to get a passport for your child without the other parent’s notarized signature and a copy of the front and back of their driver’s license. If you are the mother and there is no child listed on the birth certificate, you can obtain a passport. Also, if you don’t know where the other parent is, and you have no method of contacting them, you can submit form DS 5525 with the passport application. Granting of a passport under this provision is discretionary and is done on a case by case basis.

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April 28, 2020

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This information pertains only to the state of Texas and not to any other state. This post or any other information found on this site does not constitute legal advice. This information is provided as general information only. These posts do not create an attorney-client relationship. Your own situation may differ from cases described here. Please seek counsel with a family law attorney before taking any legal action. (This is a law firm, you had to know there would be a legal disclaimer somewhere!)

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