Does My Child Need a Passport?

Does My Child Need a Passport?

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Let’s start with the basics. If you plan to visit another country, and that includes Canada, Mexico and most islands in the Caribbean, your child needs a passport, no matter how young he or she is. In some limited circumstances, a “Passport Card” will work as well. But our advice? If you are going to go through the hassle of completing the forms and making the application, go for the passport.

But do you need one even if you don’t have a specific trip planned?

Last year, my husband had plans to take our daughter on a special last minute “Daddy and Maddie” long weekend to Beaches in Turks & Caicos. The deal was too good to pass up. They were both beyond excited. Our daughter was adopted from China as an infant, so she’s had a passport since before she was one. “Hon,” Eric asked a couple of days before they were scheduled to leave, “where are the passports?”

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