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    Default Child passport with non-traditional family

    Hi everyone. Has anyone had experience applying for a child passport with a non-traditional family? I see the application form asks for 'Mother' and 'Father' details. We are a two mum family, both on the birth certificate. I was thinking of crossing out 'Father' and writing 'Parent'. Anyone done something like this, and did you have any problems?

    Ps tips for how to get a passport photo of a toddler also appreciated ☺

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    Australia Post take passport photos. I've always found them really good.

    In terms of crossing out Dad and adding parent I would ask at Australia Post or phone the passport office.

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    Thank you.

    I meant more in terms of keeping him still, not smiling, looking straight, etc ☺

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    I'd ring passport office re parents name. Australia post do photos but some offices you need to make an appt to do so as they wont take walk in's.

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    I'm not sure but I'd call the post office or passport office to ask before crossing anything out. They are so picky about the smallest of things when it comes to those forms. Pretty crappy in this day and age that it doesn't have 'parent' already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Thank you.

    I meant more in terms of keeping him still, not smiling, looking straight, etc ☺
    They are pretty good at taking photos at Aus Post. They usually have toys etc and keep clicking until there is a good one lol. They have stools and backgrounds etc.

    Give the passport ppl a call and ask about the form.

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    Place we went to lies the baby down & takes a photo over the top. Had to google appropriate photo centre though.

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    With regards to the photo, we went to an Australia Post which was recommended on a facebook.page at being good with toddlers. I practiced with her beforehand but basically we got her to stand in front of the backdrop and I stood behind the photographer. When she got one with her facing the camera with her eyes open and mouth closed she cropped in so it was the right size and then printed it out.

    No advice on the form apart from talking to someone at your local Aus Post during your passport interview. I cant believe in 2016 it hasnt been updated to say Parent in both fields.


 

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