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Applying for a US Passport for a non citizen child

Diamond Bar, CA |

I'm a United States Citizen through Naturalization. I have 12 year old child who's a permanent resident for last 5 years ( she does not have a naturalization certificate). What are the required documents to obtain a US Passport for her ?

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Your ORIGINAL certificate of naturalization, the child's green card, original birth certificate and English language translation, written consent from the non-custodial parent, if any or if in this country, as well as 2 pictures and passport application fee.

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I only have my child's English Translation of the Birth Certificate but not the original one. will it be Okay?

Giacomo Jacques Behar

Giacomo Jacques Behar


You'll also need the original or a certified copy of the birth certificate.


You should not ask this question at the country clerk office or passport bureau? You need your Cert of Natz; her LPR card and birth certificate with certified translation if not in English; written consent of the other parent or your sworn statement there is no other parent, whichever the case might be; pictures and fees.

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Christopher Daniel Leroi

Christopher Daniel Leroi


Sage advice by the best immigration attorney in the US.

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