Toddler Passport Signature

Old Dec 14th, 2005, 01:09 PM
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Toddler Passport Signature

Hi Everyone,
We have a child age 18 mos, planning a trip to England in January. Got his passport already. Just was wondering about what to do with the signature, do we sign his name or one of ours? Any help would be appreciated
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Old Dec 14th, 2005, 03:10 PM
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Do you feel comfortable getting answers to that question on this site? I would check with the Passport Agency.
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Old Dec 15th, 2005, 07:11 AM
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I agree with Budman. This site is great for getting opinions and factual info about location, etc. But for anything like government/agency policy, law, regulation, etc., it's best to go to "the source" and not rely on us, who could steer you wrong.
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Old Dec 15th, 2005, 01:48 PM
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Agree - get legal advice elsewhere. But I do know that you don't sign anyone elses name to anything - even if you have power of attorney, guardianship, are a parent - you only sign your own name on documents.

I don't recall having to sign my passport, just the application - will dig it out of file and check.
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Old Dec 15th, 2005, 09:15 PM
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Hi there!
You know, Google is a wonderful thing, it led me to the Passport questions site, and here is your answer..you should call someone and ask to be sure:
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Do I Need to Obtain a Separate Passport for My Baby?

Yes. All persons, including newborn infants, are required to obtain passports in their own names. For children under age 14, the consent of both parents/guardians is required.


Who Should Sign My Child’s Passport?

Children, who are able to sign their names, may do so. Otherwise, a parent may sign for the child by writing the child’s name on the signature line and signing the parent’s name above the child’s name.
Example:
Jane Doe for
Child M. Doe
Signature of Bearer

Hope this helps~
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Old Dec 16th, 2005, 11:17 AM
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The child is 18 mos already, and still illiterate? What is this world coming to, sigh...
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Old Dec 16th, 2005, 03:37 PM
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I signed my son´s passport until he was able to sign himself.
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Old Dec 16th, 2005, 07:32 PM
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LOL Faina, yes, children these days ~sigh~
Can you picture the customs people , checking passports, and seeing this little scribble where the baby signed its name lol!
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Scarlett, true story:

When we came to USA and got our Green Cards, my younger son was 8 years old. The clerk told each one of us to sign the card in his presence. Of course my 8-year-old signed his card the way he used to at school - first name and the first leter of his last name.

I still have a copy of the card issued to Baby Again signed as Baby A
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When i called our local post office(where we got the passports) they told us BOTH parents had to sign.
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Aly, remember to look at the dates... you just answered a 7 year old question. I hope the baby can sign his own name by now!
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