Hello, I am trying to get a passport for my minor daughter but I only have temporary sole custody
State/Country relating to question: Florida
Does your daughter's other parent object to your daughter obtaining a US passport?
No but has nothing to help get her passport
Thank you for your response. You would only need the other parent to sign a parental consent using form DS-3053 and would not have any other requirments if you are the parent who will be assisting with completing the application on behalf of your minor daughter.
As such, you are not likely to have any issues with respect to your minor daughter obtaining a US passport.
Please find a link to additional information, the US Passport application and DS-3053 parental consent form:
And if he changes his mind? Currently, there is an protective order against him due to pending domestic violence charges.
You would complete the special circumstances section as to why you are unable to obtain his consent to the DS-2053 and outline your efforts to obtain his consent.
ok. how would i phrase it?
Relist: Answer came too late.
Thank you for your response. There is not a specific manner in which you would need to phrase the explanation. You can simply outline your efforts and explain the protective order including the specific dates.
ok do i need to supplement a copy of the PO?
It is not required but it would probably be a good idea to include as supporting evidence if your daughter's father is not willing to sign the parental consent form.
Am I able to get it even if he is unwilling to sign?
There are no guarantees but based upon the information provided as to the circumstances, you should have a very reasonable chance.
The primary purpose of the parental consent form is to prevent the international kidnapping of children which is not relevant in your situation.
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