Child Passport Emergency Requirements

You need to gather all required items and documents below to apply for an Emergency Child Passport

Photocopy of a Parents Valid Drivers’ License or State ID front & back

If your ID was issued in the last six months or is expired, you will need to provide at least two additional IDs:

  • In-state, fully valid non-driver ID (without photo)
  • Learners or Temporary Driver Permit (without image)
  • Temporary driver’s license (without image)
  • Social Security card
  • Voter registration card
  • Employee work ID
  • Student ID
  • Medicare or health card
  • Valid Passport Book

Evidence of Citizenship – Must provide 1 of the following

  • Fully valid, undamaged U.S. Passport (can be expired)
  • Original or certified copy of your U.S. birth certificate
  • Certificate of Naturalization

Passport Fees – 2 Checks or Money orders made payable to the U.S. Department of State

  • 1 in the amount of $160.00 payable to the U.S. Department of State for passport
  • 1 in the amount of $19.53 payable to the U.S. Department of State for 1-2 day express shipping 
  • No Starter Checks

Passport Photos – CVS, Walgreens, or Post office

  • In color
  • No glasses
  • Taken within the last 6 months
  • In front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Neutral facial expression with both eyes open
  • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the head or hairline

Travel Itinerary – Print 2 Copies

One copy for the post office, the extra copy put on the side for us.

  • The applicant’s name must be on the travel document
  • Plane ticket
  • Flight itinerary
  • Plane E-ticket
  • Hotel Reservations – Can only be used for driving across the border
  • Business Travelers Will need a Letter from the employer on company letterhead stating the reason for emergency travel

2 Letters of Authorization -, Print 2 Copies and Complete

Passport Application – Print 2 copies

One copy for the post office and the extra copy put on the side for us.

  • Print 2 copies of your application when completed
  • The application must be completed online and printed. If you have any questions, please call 215-397-1135
  • Do not sign the application after printing. It must be signed in front of the Passport acceptance agent at the Post office.
  • Click here to start filling out your new passport Application

Statement of Consent Form

  • When one parent/legal guardian is unavailable when the passport is executed at the Post office.
  • A completed and notarized DS-3053 consent form will need to be included along with a photocopy of the driver’s License front and back.
  • Print Statement of Consent Form

If you have any questions or have gathered all items needed, call 215-397-1135 to double-check before your Post office appointment.

Shipping Your Hand Carry Application for Processing – Must use a trackable method FedEx, UPS, or USPS overnight)

Attention: Eric or Lorraine Mita
Prompt Passport Services
2324 S Lambert Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19145