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Proving sole custody

Documents that may show you have sole legal authority to request a passport for your child include:

  •  Certified copy of the child’s birth certificate listing you as the only parent
  • Certified copy of an adoption decree listing you as the only parent
  • Certified copy of the death certificate of the non-applying parent
  • Certified copy of a judicial declaration of incompetence of the non-applying parent
  • Complete court order granting you sole legal custody or specifically permitting you to apply for the child’s passport.
  • A copy of Georgia Statute, OCGA 19-7-25 – sole custody to unwed mother.
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