Child passports are not child’s play – in fact child passports are serious business. Child passports become especially sensitive when parents are divorced, separated or estranged. When a parent of guardian is considered a risk for child abduction, the other parent can have some piece of mind. Thanks to the US Department of State, to protect children from possible abductions by their own parents, they have set up The Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP). This is one of the US Department of State’s most important tools for preventing international parental child abduction. Under this program, parents can register their children who are under the age of 18 years old and current U.S. citizens in the US Department of State’s Passport Lookout System. If a child passport application is submitted for a child who is registered in CPIAP, the US Department of State will contact and alert the parent or parents who have registered the child. In addition to alerting the parents of the child passport application, the passport lookout system also gives an alert to all U.S. passport agencies as well as U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. This child passport alert procedure is an invaluable tool because it provides parents with advance warning of possible plans for international travel with the child.
Parents of children who have reason to believe that the other parent or guardian would be capable of international child abduction should register for this child passport alert system as soon as possible.
If you are a US citizen and you are not planning international child abduction, and you would like to know how to get an adult or child US Passport or US Passport Card or if you would like to know about how to renew your US Passport or US Passport Card, visit us at http://www.rushpassport.com or call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with a Live Passport Agent. (877) 937-7277 (All 50 States) or (212) 643-9305 New York Passport Agency. Rush Passport™ Official US Passport Expeditors, serving Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Westchester County, Nassau County & Suffolk County, Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Miami, Florida.