Minors under the age of 18 must use form DS-11 to apply for passports. They are not able to renew passports using form DS-82.
In addition to your completed form you will need:
Passport applications for U.S. citizen minors under the age of 16 have additional requirements. Details of these requirements can be found here. These requirements include:
Minors aged 16 and 17 may apply in person with their own identification, but for security reasons, parental consent may be required if the consular officer determines it is necessary. If a minor aged 16 or 17 does not have identification of their own, a parent will be required to accompany the child and present identification. More details can be found here.
Important Notice Regarding Entering and Leaving the United States
According to Section 215 of the U.S Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1185) it is illegal for an American citizen to enter or leave the U.S on anything other than an American document. This applies to dual citizens as well, meaning that persons holding both Nigerien and U.S. citizenship MUST enter and leave the U.S. on a valid U.S. passport; they may NOT enter or leave the U.S. on a Nigerien passport. This applies to children as well as adults.
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