Form DS-3053, Statement Of Consent: Issuance Of A U.S. Passport To A Minor Under Age 16, is a supplemental document filled out by the minor's parents or legal guardians to authorize the issuance of a U.S. passport to the indicated minor if they cannot be present when the passport is executed.
This document must be submitted along with Form DS-11, Application for a U.S. Passport, to provide the child with authorization to receive a passport book or passport card. File the DS-3053 Form with any U.S. embassy, passport agency, consulate, or other designated acceptance facility. This is the best way to authorize the issuance of the minor's passport if the parents are unable to appear in person when the child submits the passport application for whatever reason.
This form was released by the U.S. Department of State. The latest version of the form was issued in August 2016 with all previous editions obsolete. You can download a DS-3053 fillable form through the link below.