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Old July 1st, 2002, 06:34 PM
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Default Should we get a passport for a 6-year old?

Hey All,

My wife and I are applying for our passports this up-
coming week and we are considering whether or not to get
a passport for our 6-year old daughter. I know that the
passports are good for ten years, but her physical
features are going to change so much over the next few
years, I have to wonder if I should wait on hers for now.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You

George
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Old July 1st, 2002, 06:52 PM
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Hi Aagglaser,
I think for the ease in traveling, I'd go ahead and just get her one, I think they expect that the pics will be different in a few years, but since 911 I wouldn't travel without one, and since you are getting them anyway, why not, just makes sense.

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Old July 2nd, 2002, 08:29 AM
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First rule of travel "get a passport". Second rule of travel "reread the first rule". My 5 year old and 2 year old grandchildren have had them for more than a year. There is no better form of ID .
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We are currently filling out the forms for everyone in our family. Noticed that it said that if a child is 15 or younger, the passport is only good for 5 years.

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Old July 2nd, 2002, 11:05 AM
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My 2 grandaughters (8 and 4) just received their passports in readiness for an upcoming cruise. It will now be easier for the family to travel everywhere.
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Go ahead and get the passport. Without one you still would need a certified birth certificate AND a photo ID issued by some goverment authority. Easier to get the passport. BTW, for age 16 and under I believe, they are only good for five years at a time due to how much they change. It is still worth it IMHO and necessary to travel to come countries. I have this sneaky suspicion that they will soon be required for any travel outside the USA in order to re-enter the USA. I can see the writing on the wall on this.
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