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4 tips to get your child’s passport renewed in 1 week

Passport has arrived

My son’s first U.S. passport was issued when he was about 2 months old. He couldn’t sit up yet. In his passport photo, he looked like a little potato (don’t get me wrong, he was a cute potato), head akimbo, slouched over a bit.

Five years later and his passport expired. Opportunity for an updated passport photo that resembles the boy that he is now – hurray!

What I hadn’t expected was how involved the process is to renew your U.S. passport for minors under the age of 16. Yes, I went through it the first time in applying but clearly it’s something that can be forgotten by the time the passport expires.

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