I am applying for an Australian passport. I was born in Austalia, as were my parents (and grand parents).
Part of the application requires that I present one of my parents birth certificates. My parents live many hours away, so I asked my mother to scan an email it, so I could print it out.
I note now that it says on the front of the form "You must provide original supporting documents (not certified copies)."
Is my mother's birth certificate a "supporting document" that I need an original for? Or is it some kind of secondary supporting document, and the "original" only refers to the documents relating directly to me. E.g. Drivers License, my Own Birth Certificate etc.
I suspect it is the former, but I wanted to check with anyone who had actually tried. Its moderately annoying to have my mother post up her birth certificate, and then for me to hang on to it for a while, then post it back.