The form DS-5525 is a handy tool for those who find themselves in the difficult situation of not being able to obtain the written consent of the non-applying parent or guardian. While this form is not required, it can be used to provide evidence that you have made a good faith effort to obtain the consent of the other parent. In some cases, this may be enough to convince a passport agent to issue a passport without the other parent's consent. However, it is important to remember that this form is only for use in situations where the consent of the other parent cannot be obtained - it is not a substitute for actually obtaining that consent.
Updated: Jun 14, 2022