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I am a deployed military member and i need to apply for a passport, however it is my first passport and need to apply for it in person. Obviously i am in no position to apply. So i was hoping if i got my wife a power of attorney she could apply for me, is this possible? and if so what type of POA do i need? Response: Unfortunately, your wife cannot act on your behalf. You must be present to apply because you must sign your signature in front of a Passport Agent. Your wife cannot sign on your behalf. So, you need to wait to come home to apply for your Passport.