A few weeks ago, I finally decided it was time to get passports for my two children. This is something my husband and I have been musing over for the longest time (I make it sound like years ???, yet our children are both under four years) but finally we agreed to do it. Our daughter’s birthday was coming up end of March and her passport would be an appropriate gift, a promise of future travels ??? maybe?
So I went online and made the application, and we paid up. Then printed the invoices and the application form as was instructed. Afterwards I went ahead and called a friend who had recently acquired a passport asking him to tell me what I required apart from the fully filled in forms and the invoices. He aptly told me I only needed a signed national identification copy of either a lawyer, doctor or religious leader. All this time I never even once read the instructions clearly written out on the first page of the application forms, they detailed everything I needed to accompany the application forms and invoices: but noooooooooooo, why waste time when my friend could tell me.