Required Supporting Documents Checklist

In addition to the previously mentioned forms DS-2029, DS-11, and SS-5 (if appropriate), each applicant will require:

Child’s official long-form provincial birth record Long-form birth certificate or record of birth, which lists not only the child’s information but also that of the parents, as well as the date the document was officially filed. A short certificate missing this information will not be accepted.
Original marriage certificate If the parents are married, they must present an original or court-certified, sealed copy of the Marriage Certificate issued by the appropriate authorities in the country in which the marriage took place. Church/Religious certificates are not acceptable. Marriage certificates in languages other than English must be translated by an authorized translator. The original certificate must be presented along with any translation. If the parents are not married, this is not required.
Divorce or death certificate If either parent has been married previously, they should present the original or court certified, sealed copy of divorce decrees or death certificates for all previous marriages. Documents in languages other than English must be translated by an authorized translator. The original decree(s) or death certificate must be presented along with any translation. If neither parent has been married previously, this does not apply.
Evidence of parent’s U.S. citizenship The U.S. citizen parent must present his/her US passport. If the U.S. citizen parent was naturalized he/she must bring the original Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship in addition to their passport.
Proof of physical presence The U.S. citizen parent(s) will be asked to present proof of his/her/their physical presence in the U.S. The best examples include, but are not limited to, current/previous passports (showing entry/exit stamps), high school transcripts, college transcripts, military records, employment records.
Passport/identification document for non-U.S. Citizen parent The non-U.S. citizen parent must bring his/her foreign passport or other government issued photo identification document.
Passport photograph One passport sized (2×2 inch) photograph — see photo requirements for specific information. Photos which do not meet the requirements will be rejected.
Application fee(s) Fees for State Department services occasionally change. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the State Department website for information on fees for passports and all other consular services.