I know where you're coming from, and i agree. I would be the one travelling (for now) so it would be in my possession. I made them aware that dad was in Tunisia, and they said i would need to take the application form to Tunisia to get him to complete and sign. But we couldnt apply for it in Tunisia as S is resides in the UK.I telephoned and inquired as I would rather have the Tunisian passport in my possession rather than his "Dad" have it... She said of course my son could have one but tell his father to apply for it
To be honest, i dont see the need for her to have one just yet. She's only 6 months old, and it costs enough buying a UK passport which is valid 5 years.