Consent for a child
To renew or apply for a passport for a child you need someone to confirm the child's identity.
To apply for a passport for a child (under 16 years), the written consent from a parent or guardian is required.
Who can give consent for a child passport
Consent must be given by:
- a parent who is named on the child's birth record, or
- a person who has been appointed as the child’s legal guardian through a court process or in a parent’s will.
What does a parent or legal guardian need to do?
A parent or legal guardian must give their written consent to a child getting a passport.
They will need to complete the consent section of the application including their name, address and contact details.
If you are the legal guardian, and this is the first time you are giving consent for this child, you will need to provide official documentation to prove that you are the child’s legal guardian.