Monday, 27 August 2007

Sex and the MAPI

That is, Sex Change, and the Manual of Australian Passport Issue.

The 2005 Version (PDF)

The 2007 Version (PDF)

This blogpost brought courtesy to anyone who is Australian, Transsexual, and is applying for a passport. I did the hard yards so you won't have to.

7 comments:

Jamie said...

I still need to try to update mine. I think I will make that this week's priority and see what happens in the Brissy office

Elizabeth Fong said...

I'm doing the same thing stateside trying to get a copy of the passport issuance manual the US Department of State uses, or at least the relevant pages. The State Department is slow, but I know they've received my FOIA request and are processing it...

Anonymous said...

I am reading the 2007 document right now... somebody REALLY needs to help these poor people rewrite these documents using the right terminology - whoever writes this stuff seems TERRIBLY confused. Confused terminology = confused understanding.

Anonymous said...

I STILL find it deeply offensive that they insist in mislabelling us as "transgender," too. I am very deeply offended by that. I am NOT a man in a dress. I DO NOT have male genitals.

Zoe Brain said...

Elizabeth, it was annoying that I missed you by a day or two in Chonburi. Never mind, maybe later.

Hope your dilation schedule isn't too onerous. I was lucky there initially, but had to cut back to the medium size later on, due to complications. I'm back to the large size now, but also back to the same discomfort I felt at 6 weeks. C'est la vie.

Good luck with your passport issues, or non-issues. If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know.

Ann O'namus - yes, the language is pretty dreadful. There's also some logical flaws - such as not dealing with Intersexed people born overseas.

Anonymous said...

Can you write a document to help these poor lost souls out, do you think? Someone needs to! That way, they will not have ignorance as a refuge at least.

Anonymous said...

Well I am about to get my limited validity passport upgraded. I hope I dont have any problems. I have had srs and also now have a corrected nsw birth certificate..
Gee I can't stand being referred as TRansgender... I wonder what their problem is.. in such changing the rules.. for what purpose did it serve?