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Applying for your child’s passport

I learned an important lesson the other day while applying for my youngest child’s passport – how frustrating it can be if specific language about this issue is not incorporated into your parenting plan.

The government has tightened up their requirements for passport applications for a divorced couple. They want to ensure which parent is allowed to apply for the passport, how custody is shared, and so on. It’s an important precaution. So, in an effort to move through this application process as easily as possible, incorporate a clause into the parenting plan which specifically states details about how your child’s passport should be obtained – who has responsibility, custody etc.