+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    1,588
    Thanks
    1,970
    Thanked
    1,308
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    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 ☺

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    213
    Thanks
    105
    Thanked
    133
    Reviews
    0
    .
    Last edited by Yoghurt; 24-07-2016 at 17:24.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Yoghurt For This Useful Post:

    Wise Enough  (04-07-2016)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    213
    Thanks
    105
    Thanked
    133
    Reviews
    0
    .
    Last edited by Yoghurt; 24-07-2016 at 17:24.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    1,082
    Thanks
    847
    Thanked
    857
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    1,588
    Thanks
    1,970
    Thanked
    1,308
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Thank you.

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

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,605
    Thanks
    592
    Thanked
    753
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    2,988
    Thanked
    1,711
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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!

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    4,863
    Thanks
    959
    Thanked
    3,049
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.

  10. #9
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    191
    Thanks
    113
    Thanked
    105
    Reviews
    0
    Place we went to lies the baby down & takes a photo over the top. Had to google appropriate photo centre though.

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    3,222
    Thanks
    3,887
    Thanked
    1,008
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.


 

Similar Threads

  1. How often does your child go out at family daycare?
    By Lincolns mummy in forum Childcare Options
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 16-05-2016, 14:12
  2. Announcing pregnancy to older child/ren or family first?
    By JR03 in forum First Trimester Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-03-2016, 08:57
  3. Traditional swaddeling
    By torn13 in forum Newborns (0 - 2 months)
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-08-2015, 23:18

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
LCF Fun Languages AustraliaFrench, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian & German lessons for children 0-12 years. Play-based and immersion language ...
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›