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Are there programs that will prevent a passport from being issued for a child without parental consent?
The Department of State's Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP) works to prevent international parental child abduction. The program allows parents to register their U.S. citizen children under the age of 18 so that if a passport application is submitted for that registered child, the Department of State contacts and alerts the parent(s).
To learn more or to enter a child into CPIAP, see the CPIAP website.
Last Updated: 8/21/2015
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