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HI I have a vacation planbed for myself and two children for Mexico next month. My children need passports. However we live in Chicago and I believe he is incarcerated in Virginia for 60 years. How do I go about expediting a passport when we have not had contact with him for over 5 years. My children are 15 and 6.

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If the other parent is not available and you cannot contact him, you will need to fill out a statement of consent and fill out the special circumstances form: https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds5525.pdf

if you cannot obtain a notarized statement of consent from the father. You would need to attach proof he is incarcerated to the form and if you have a court custody order you would attach that as well and you can obtain the passport without him signing the form.

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