How can I renew my daughter's passport?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Q: My daughter received United States citizenship through her father and was issued a passport at the Embassy back in 2008. She has not renewed it since then, but would like to travel to the United States this summer. How can she renew her passport? Does it require her father to be there when she renews? Which documents are required?

A: We will be glad to assist your daughter in renewing her US passport. It is always a good idea to keep travel documents current, in order to avoid last-minute complications.

Information on passport applications, including how to schedule an appointment for passport services, is available on the Embassy's website at:

Here are the documents your daughter should bring with her:

* The printed passport application;

* Her current passport;

* Her birth certificate;

* Consular report of birth abroad (if applicable);

* Government-issued identification for parents listed on the birth certificate (Jamaican Voter's IDs will not be accepted);

* One passport-sized photograph with a white background;

* US$105 (Minors) or US$135 (adults/16 & over); and

* J$1,200 to pay the DHL delivery fee.

Passport applications for children under age 16 must be submitted in person at the Embassy or Consular Agency. Your daughter must be present as well. Both you and your daughter's father should appear with her. Please visit the Parents' Corner for more information on parental consent and requirements at

We look forward to your visit as summer is a great time to visit the United States!

You can find more information about how to travel to the US on our website, and the website of our authorised service provider at Keep on top of embassy news on our Facebook page, and by following @USEmbassyJA on Twitter. We also answer general visa questions on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The embassy staff in Kingston will answer questions you may have regarding the US Mission, including consular law, regulations and/or practice. In order to respect privacy, staff will not answer questions about specific visa applications. The embassy employs a visa appointment system, so it is only necessary for visa applicants to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment.

Send your questions to: and we will forward them to the embassy.

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