Passport applications - carer experience

passportsThe FCAV is interested in hearing from carers about the challenges they have faced getting a passport for the children in their care.

Passport applications can be difficult and time consuming to navigate, carers often experiencing a confusing application process and difficult to satisfy documentary and permission requirements.

The FCAV is particularly interested to hear from carers about:

 

  • What identity documents you have been asked to provide?
  • Have you had to get a citizenship declaration?
  • What help has been offered by the Department of Families Fairness and Housing or your Agency?
  • Has the Passports Office been helpful and easy to access?
  • How long has the application process taken?
  • Have you had to make the difficult choice to cancel a holiday because you haven’t been able to obtain a passport?

 

Case studies and examples will assist FCAV advocacy for greater carer assistance with passport applications. If you want to directly contact the FCAV with your examples and issues please contact r.pulford@fcav.org.au