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DS-3053 Form Information

If you need a passport for your child, you probably have some important travel plans. It's crucial to fill out your application correctly. Getting a passport for your child requires the correct, properly notarized documents. Here's what you need to know about using a DS-3053 Form.

What Is a DS-3053 Form?

This form’s official name is Statement of Consent or Special Circumstance for Minor Passport. The DS-3053 form is for situations where only one parent or guardian is able to fill out the paperwork.

In most cases, both parents must apply for a minor child’s passport. If the other parent isn’t available for any reason, you must use the DS-3053 form.

The government considers any child under 16 a minor.

You can now get documents notarized online from the comfort of your home or office. It’s easy to notarize your DS-3053 form and your other passport paperwork when you use an online notarization platform.


Filling out the DS-3053 Form Step by Step

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Fill out the DS-3053 form carefully. Don’t sign it. You will date and sign it in front of a notary.


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Choose whether you want a passport book or a passport card. A passport card is less expensive and quicker to get. You can use it to travel to and from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda. A passport card is only valid for entry by land or sea. You can’t use a passport card for international air travel. If you plan to fly internationally, you must get a passport book.

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The other parent must fill out the Statement of Consent section. The statement of consent allows you to complete the application for your child. The statement of consent is valid for 90 days.

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A licensed, commissioned notary must fill out Section 3.

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Sign and date the DS-3053 form in front of the notary.

6.

Include the DS-3053 form in your passport application.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to Get a DS-3053 Form
You’ll find general information on applying for or renewing a passport, where to apply and other tips at the US Department of State website. You can get the DS-3053 form online.
When Do You Need to Fill Out a DS-3053 Form?
How do you know if you have the right forms for a passport application? Your specific situation will determine which forms you need. Here are the most common examples: you have shared custody, you have sole custody, one parent has no address or is in prison.
Do You Need to Notarize a DS-3053 Form?
Yes, you must date and sign it in the presence of a notary. Fortunately, you can do this online at OneNotary.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Passport?
It takes about six weeks to get a passport after you submit the application. Your child's application must contain two passport photos, the DS-3053 form with the statement of consent, application fee, official documents, or court orders.
Where to Find a Notary for Your DS-3053 Form
Getting your DS-3053 form notarized is essential. You can’t move on with the passport application process until you’ve completed this step. Using a remote service is the fastest, easiest, and most affordable way to notarize any document. Other options include walk-in notaries and mobile notaries.
How Much Does Online Notarization of DS-3053 Cost?
We charge $25 for a single document with one certificate.
How Does Online Notarization Work?
Using our service is easy: register online at OneNotary; schedule a time for your notarization; you will receive an email invitation to the notarization session; follow the link in the email; fill out your DS-3053 form; identify yourself by answering a few questions; enter the virtual meeting room; sign your DS-3053 form online, when the session is over, you can download your documents and the official seal.
Is Online Notarization Valid?
If your state permits remote online notarization, your notarized documents are just as valid as documents notarized in person. About 30 states allow online notarization.
Is My Personal Information Secure?
At OneNotary, we use secure identity verification and encrypted data storage. Each notarization session is secure and private. We destroy all personal information that we’re not required by law to keep.