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ds-3053 2016-2019

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What is the procedure to apply for a DS-3053 from Karachi?
Form DS-3053 (PDF 41 KB) (Statement of Consent) completed by the absent parent and notarized before a U.S. Notary Public, OREvidence of the appearing parent’s sole authority to apply for the passport in the form of one of the following:Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) listing only applying parent, orChild’s birth certificate listing only applying parent, orAdoption decree (if applying parent is sole adopting parent), orCourt order granting sole custody to the applying parent (i.e., the absent parent has no access to the child. Child’s travel must not be restricted by that order.), orJudicial declaration of incompetence of non-applying parent, orDeath certificate of non-applying parent.
How do you expedite the passport of a minor?
The process is essentially the same as expediting an adult passport, with one exception: both parents listed on the birth certificate need to give consent.Typically, this is done by having both parents appear in person with the minor applicant. The minor applicant will need to submit a form DS-11, just like any applicant of any age, regardless of processing time. It is important to state that “minor,” as far as the Department of State is concerned, is under 16 years of age. Applicants ages 16 and 17 may need to show the consent of one parent when submitting their application, but if the applicant is under 16, it is best to try to get both parents in the room with the minor when applying.If one parent is unavailable, the unavailable parent can sign a form DS-3053 in front of a notary and send that along with the minor when submitting the application.In some cases, however, one parent may be unavailable. In that case, a form DS-5525 should be completed with as much information as possible and submitted with the minor’s application. While this doesn’t seem to apply to your situation, I’m including it here for the benefit of others who may have similar questions.Note: it is important to fill out the correct form - the DS-5525 (Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances for Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor Under Age 16) and the DS-3053 (Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor Under Age 16) are not interchangeable. Using the wrong form will result in processing delays.So, once you’ve got all the appropriate forms filled out, take them - along with the minor applicant’s proof of citizenship (original or certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate, U.S. certificate of naturalization, parental naturalization documents if the minor is claiming citizenship via INA 320/322), passport photo, and parents’ government-issued identification, to your nearest passport application acceptance facility to submit the application.If you have to travel in less than six weeks, you should expedite. If you have to travel in less than two weeks, you should consider going to the nearest regional passport agency to submit the application (or using a reputable third party expediting service.)So, to recap, you’ll need the following:Form DS-11 - application for a U.S. passportApplicant’s proof of citizenshipAll parents listed on the birth certificate must be present, with government-issued photo identification.If one parent is unavailable, but can give consent, that parent needs to submit form DS3053, which must be signed in front of a notary.If one parent is unable to be located, the parent accompanying the applicant should complete a form DS-5525 explaining the circumstances.Accepted forms of paymentGood luck, and safe travels!
Can I send a copy of the notarized Form DS-3053 through email or fax, or does the original copy need to be submitted?
Note: The notary section of this form does not include a normal notarial certificate or venue. See Form DS-3053 Statement of Consent: Issuance of a US Passport to a Minor Under Age 16 https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/d...There are defective and deficient notarial sections on forms from federal, state and local government agencies, courts, law firms and financial institutions. Some forms do not provide room for the notary stamp or seal. Too many document preparers are not knowledgeable in notary law.The National Notary Assocation (NNA) published an article about these non-conforming documents. Questions To Ask When Notarizing Unusual Government FormsThe notary may need to insert or attach a notarial certificate that complies with state law. Some states require exact wording. Other states only require wording that is substantially similar to state law, but does not need to be exact.To submit the form after notarization, follow the form instructions. For questions, visit travel.state.gov or contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) toll-free at 1-877-487-2778 or by e-mail at NPIC@state.gov. M-F, 8 am-10 pm ET.A notary cannot provide advice on a course of action for completing or submitting a document.Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and this information is not legal advice.
Is it advisable to fill out a DS-160 with your immediate relatives?
I don't think its necessary . Most of the information asked in the DS- 160 are quite straight forward and are mostly about the person applying for the visa. If you need additional information , you can always save the form and edit it after getting the information you need. Hope this helps :)
Can I fill out the DS 160 for my fiancee?
You can, but answer everything truthfully.Also, most of the questions on the DS-160 is about your fiancee. For example, questions include addresses and dates of places lived before, addresses, dates and information on education, addresses, dates and contact information on previous work, and information on parents. Therefore, you might not be able to answer those without his help.One way to solve this is to do it together while on messenger, skype ect….Here is some information about the Online Non-Immigrant Visa Application DS-160.
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