A few weeks ago, we got Theo’s German passport in preparation for our upcoming flight to Mallorca.
They make special kids’ passports, which can be used all over (except for travel into the USA, but we’ll have his American passport for that) just like a regular passport. It’s not biometric, though they do require a biometric photo. (Although ours was not quite right – his head needed to be a bit larger on the picture, but the lady, thankfully, let it slide!)
Another big difference is that the picture on this one can be renewed, so as he gets older and doesn’t look so babyish anymore (it’s valid for 6 years), I can go in and get a new picture put in. It also costs less than the official passport, and you get it printed right away at your appointment, unlike the official one, which takes a few weeks’ processing time.
Still waiting on his American passport to come in the mail – that one will be important for traveling to the US over Christmas. (Just less than three months and we’ll be there!)
But doesn’t he look so proud?