Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program

For Immediate Assistance

If you have immediate concerns about international parental child abduction and wish to speak to someone, call 1-888-407-4747 and ask to speak to a Prevention Officer.

The Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP) allows the Office of Children’s Issues to contact the enrolling parent or legal guardians when a passport application for their child is submitted. They do this to check if the two-parent consent rule for children’s passports has been met. We will tell the enrolling parent about a pending passport application and past passports for the child. Only U.S. citizens under the age of 18 can be enrolled in the CPIAP. If you have questions about the program, please contact us at 1-888-407-4747 or

To enroll your child in CPIAP:

1. Download and complete the CPIAP request form, DS-3077  (one per child).

2. Send proof of your identity using one of the following documents:

  • Your driver's license
  • Your passport, or
  • Other identification card with a photo and a signature

3. Provide documentary evidence of your legal relationship to the child, such as:

  • Child’s birth certificate, 
  • Current custody/guardianship court order(s) from a court of competent jurisdiction, 
  • Evidence of authority to act on behalf of parent or legal custodian, or 
  • Other applicable documentary evidence (e.g. affidavit of paternity, court order of paternity, adoption decree).

4. Send your completed request form and supporting documents using one of the options listed below. We can process your child’s enrollment more quickly when you email your documents.

  • Email:
  • Mail: Bureau of Consular Affairs 
             Office of Children's Issues 
             SA-17, 9th Floor 
             Washington, DC 20522-1709


Please tell the Office of Children’s Issues about any changes to your contact info. Please submit any additional documents for the passport of your child. Additional documents may include, but are not limited to, divorce decrees, custody orders, protective orders, warrants, and police reports. If you do not provide updated contact information or documents, your child may get a U.S. passport without your notice or consent. It is your responsibility to immediately provide our office with all relevant and up-to-date information. To update information with our office, please send an e-mail to, or call 1-888-407-4747.

Last Updated: June 24, 2024