Can I see if someone has applied for a passport?
The clerk cannot give out information regarding who has applied for a passport.
Passport applications for minors, under the age of 16, will not be accepted without both parents being present at the time of application or a signed and notarized DS-3053 form explaining why one parent is unable to be there.
If the child is 16-17 years old and has their own identification document (ID), they may apply for a passport on their own.
However, we strongly recommend that at least one parent accompany a minor to show parental awareness.
Examples of Parental Awareness: A parent appearing with you in person when you apply for your passport or a signed statement consenting to issuance of a passport from at least one parent (should be accompanied by a photocopy of that parent’s ID). If you do not have a current ID, you must show at least one parent knows that you are applying for a passport.
Payment to the State for a minor 16-17 years of age must be made by a parent or legal guardian's check.
If a minor has/had a previous passport they must apply utilizing the DS-11 form (as if applying for the first time). A prior passport may be used as proof of citizenship in addition to the birth certificate.
Any concerns that a form may have been forged to apply for the minor's passport without your consent should be directed to the Regional Passport Agency. Their number is 877-487-2778.