Simon Cowell obtains passport for son

SIMON COWELL's newborn son is already preparing to become a jet-setter after the music and reality TV mogul obtained his baby's first passport at just five days old.

The X Factor creator and judge and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman welcomed their first child together, son Eric, on Friday (14Feb14) and on Wednesday (19Feb14), the happy couple headed to Manhattan Family Court in New York, where a judge signed an order of filiation, formally acknowledging Cowell as the tot's father in the event of custody or visitation issues.

According to TMZ.com, the new parents also filed papers for Eric's first travel documents and he was subsequently cleared for take-off.

However, the child is unlikely to be boarding a plane anytime soon - medics recommend waiting until babies are at least four weeks old to fly.

But Cowell won't be able to wait around - he is due back in his native U.K. to continue filming for U.K. reality show Britain's Got Talent, on which he is a judge, after jetting across the Atlantic on Friday as his partner went into labour.

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