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passport question please help thank you..xx

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AlmostAnAngel Tue 09-Aug-05 18:23:45

when we got our passports in jan my dd was 15...she is 16 now she has a five year passport...now im thinking is that ok [sure it should be as the passport office did it] how can you tell if a passport is a child/adult passport? should i have got her a ten year passport? we are going to australia if thet makes a differance .

AlmostAnAngel Tue 09-Aug-05 18:24:17

arrrrrrrrrrgggggggh panic overload

Whizzz Tue 09-Aug-05 18:29:18

link to Passport website

If thats any help

AlmostAnAngel Tue 09-Aug-05 18:38:19

cant find details on there

spacecadet Tue 09-Aug-05 18:42:20

aaa, phone the helpline and they will tell you, however when i had to renew dd's passport last year when she was 13, i had to get 10 year one.

AlmostAnAngel Tue 09-Aug-05 18:45:47

i did ! they said shold be ok call australian embassy now panicing!

spacecadet Tue 09-Aug-05 18:48:00

dont panic..when are you going away?

AlmostAnAngel Tue 09-Aug-05 18:49:57

7 days!

spacecadet Tue 09-Aug-05 18:51:23

errmm..ok...no worries, ring the australian embassy tomorrow..do not panic until then, however, im sure the passport agency would issue the correct passport IYSWIM, as long as it has at least 6 months on when you return.

SoupDragon Tue 09-Aug-05 19:22:53

I think you'll be absolutely fine. The passport website states that children aged up to 15 must have their individual passport. and "Once they reach their 16th birthday they then become eligible for a standard 10-year passport" NB They become eligible for a 10 year one, not they must have.

It's not the same as when children were on an adult's passport and had to get their own when they reached 16. I don't think there is a "child passport" per se, they're just 5 year ones.

Charlee Tue 09-Aug-05 19:24:05

I think you have to upgrade passports when there 16 i did, its free though you can fill in the application online.

AlmostAnAngel Tue 09-Aug-05 19:24:57

thank you soup dragon think im just finding things to panic over ..looking at the passports there is no difference so i think your right

SoupDragon Tue 09-Aug-05 20:47:10

Still worth checking with the embassy tomorrow.

AlmostAnAngel Wed 10-Aug-05 19:55:51

asked travel agent said stop worring

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