Yes, a baby needs a passport to travel internationally. Passports are issued by a government and serve as proof of citizenship. They are required for international travel because they allow the bearer to cross international borders and serve as identification when in a foreign country. In order to obtain a passport for a baby, both parents (or legal guardians) will typically need to provide consent and documentation proving their relationship to the child. This usually includes a birth certificate and identification for the parents. In addition to a passport, you may also need to obtain a visa for the baby, depending on the country you are visiting. It’s a good idea to start the passport application process well in advance of your trip to ensure that you have enough time to gather all of the necessary documents and obtain the passport before your travel date.

here are some more details about obtaining a passport for a baby:

  • Both parents (or legal guardians) will typically need to be present when applying for a passport for a baby, and they will need to provide proof of their relationship to the child (such as a birth certificate).
  • In some cases, only one parent may be able to apply for the passport if they have sole legal custody of the child.
  • You will need to fill out a passport application form and submit it along with the required documents and fees.
  • You will also need to provide proof of the baby’s citizenship, which can usually be established with a birth certificate. If the baby was born abroad, you may need to provide a Consular Report of Birth Abroad or a Naturalization Certificate.
  • You will need to provide two passport photos of the baby. These should be taken in a passport photo booth or by a professional photographer who is familiar with the passport photo requirements.
  • You will need to present identification for yourself, such as a driver’s license or government-issued ID.
  • Once you have gathered all of the necessary documents and completed the application process, you can submit the materials in person at a passport acceptance facility (such as a post office) or by mail.
  • It typically takes several weeks to process a passport application, so it’s important to start the process well in advance of your travel date.

I hope this information is helpful! Let me know if you have any other questions.