Dunno about EE but as far as I'm aware babies DO need passports these days. Isn't that why folk laugh and say that it's daft, that many babies (of the same colour/hair colour if they have any etc of course!) look the same so it's all a bit pointless?
This may sound insane but before babies needed their own it was for many years only their fathers' passports that they could be put on! Then it was made either parent but now, no, they need their own.
I used to work near the old Passport Office in Petty France and I once queued up there (from 6.15 a.m.) to be first through the door to apply for a passport for my neighbours' twelve-day-old - picked the passport up the next day - and the whole family flew to see her sister in the USA when he was just fourteen days old. Rather them than me.
Babies do indeed need a passport. You have to have their pictures taken in the same way as any other passport photo- with their eyes open and their ears showing. DD3 was 3 weeks old when we applied for hers and the photographer was doubtful we'd manage it as she was asleep when we arrived. Luckily she complied and opened her eyes for just long enough for the photos to be taken.
my dd's passport pic she is 4 days old and fast asleep. she was laid in her pram on a white sheet. Looks like any 4 day old baby, certainly looks absolutely nothing like the blonde haired lively 4 yr old now.
Duchesse - the rules are relaxed for babies under a year, they can have their eyes shut, I just picked up a passport application pack a couple of days ago as need passport for DD - 1mo tomorrow! Apparently needs to be a grey or cream background now not white!
Dd3 (5 months) got a passport at 6 weeks, we're just back from holiday!! The rules have slightly relaxed re eyes, she looks like a frightened frog in hers. Dd2 is almost 4 and her passport was done at 3 months old - she bears almost no resemblance to her photos at all - she now has hair .
when i took my charge overseas once, she was 6 and her passport photo was when she was 2 and she kept saying to the people who were checking her passport 'it looks nothing like me'. luckly, even though she certainly didnt look like a 2yr old, you could tell it was her and thats what one of them said to her lol.