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Application for an Australian Passport Overseas (Form PC8)
The size and quality of your passport photograph is of critical importance. The size of your head in the photograph must comply with Australian passport requirements, which differ from United Kingdom passport photograph standards. Familiarise yourself with these requirements and ensure you submit compliant photos. Your application may be rejected because of unusable photographs. Do not use UK Photo Booths as they are not set to Australian Standards.
Applicants are encouraged to complete the Application for an Australian Passport Overseas online or you can have the form posted to you by phoning the Passport Office between 0900 and 1200 hours (Monday to Friday) on 020 7887 5816. As you are likely to experience long delays, you are strongly advised to see if your question can be answered in our FAQs section. All original documents must be included with your application. Incomplete applications will be returned to you unprocessed.
You must include the following original documents, which will be returned to you:
documents to confirm your identity - submission of a minor's passport MUST be accompanied by a parent's identity document showing their current name, photo and signature (e.g. passport or driver's licence)
two identical colour photographs with one signed by the Guarantor who completes Section 11 of the Australian Passport Overseas form
The new Application for an Australian Passport Overseas form (form PC8) must now be used. The form has the suffix ‘F’ under the small barcode at the top of each page. Old forms with the ‘C,D or E’ suffix will not be accepted .
Please note that your previous Australian passport will be cancelled and returned to you. You should check the status of any visas in your cancelled passport with the authority which issued them, i.e. the relevant embassy or the Home Office for UK visas as we cannot transfer visas into new passports.