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    Quick q for anyone who might know

    I'm getting a passport issued for ds.

    On his birth certificate (which he needs for ID), one of y other kids scribbled on it and crossed out our surname. (Was a fun game for him and he recognised the name grrrrr).

    Will the birth certificate still be valid, or will I need to reissue it?

    Just about in panic mode as we need to go overseas in a few weeks time.

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    Oh no!

    I would call Australia Post and try and find out, or simply ask the question at your local PO in person.

    One thing I found out when we applied for DS's passport was that not all Australia Post offices are as rigid as others. For example - one AP knocked back DS's photo because there was a subtle showing of teeth, but the other AP across town accepted it and the application was processed without issue (he was only about 15 months old when the photo was taken).

    Good luck

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    I'd get a new one.

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    They are super strict now. You can get a new one issued on the spot at a registry for a fee.
    I would get one just in case as you will need another one without scribble eventually.
    (Eta mine got rejected as it had a rip. Still completely visible but wasn't good enough.)
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    I would get a new one just in case.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Oh no!

    I would call Australia Post and try and find out, or simply ask the question at your local PO in person.

    One thing I found out when we applied for DS's passport was that not all Australia Post offices are as rigid as others. For example - one AP knocked back DS's photo because there was a subtle showing of teeth, but the other AP across town accepted it and the application was processed without issue (he was only about 15 months old when the photo was taken).

    Good luck
    Im amazed dd got her passport (she was 2.5) mouth open hair messy eyes barely open. Took us 3 days to get a single photo it is horrible but they have let us into 3 countries with it. Thankfully she gets a new one this year 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    They are super strict now. You can get a new one issued on the spot at a registry for a fee.
    I would get one just in case as you will need another one without scribble eventually.
    (Eta mine got rejected as it had a rip. Still completely visible but wasn't good enough.)
    I think this might be us. Gees I hope not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    They are super strict now. You can get a new one issued on the spot at a registry for a fee.
    I would get one just in case as you will need another one without scribble eventually.
    (Eta mine got rejected as it had a rip. Still completely visible but wasn't good enough.)
    I think this might be us. Gees I hope not.


 

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