Australian High Commission
United Kingdom
Australia House, London

How to Apply for a Passport

If you meet the following criteria for an ADULT renewal, you can lodge your application by mail.

For an adult renewal, you will need a passport that:

  • Was issued when you were aged 16 or older
  • Was issued on or after 1 January 2006
  • When it was issued, at least two years’ validity
  • Has your current name, date of birth, place of birth and gender, and
  • Has not been reported lost, stolen, or cancelled.

All other applications must be lodged in person and by appointment only.

To apply by appointment click HERE            

To apply by post (PC7  adult renewals only) click HERE

Go straight to the application form HERE


Step-by-step guide

Step by step instructions


1. Fill out your application online at the global website HERE.

You will need to create an account first. When you have completed your application online, you will need to print it.

2. Sign and date your form.

Make sure all sections are signed in BLACK ink before your interview. Signatures are only valid for six months. Passport staff cannot witness signatures.  Check there are no alterations to signatures or dates. Applications containing white out or liquid paper cannot be accepted.

3. Obtain two passport photos.

Carefully check the photo specifications as poor quality photos are the most common reason an application cannot be accepted. Photos must be taken within the last six months.

4.  Prepare to lodge your application.

Review the Required Documents for your application and go through the checklist to avoid common errors. Check the requirements for name changes , translation of foreign documents and guarantors.

5.  Lodge your application (see links above)

* Only PC7 adult renewal applications can be lodged by mail.

*All other applications must be lodged in person and by appointment only.

* For child applications, one parent must lodge the application in person. It does not matter whether the lodging person is an Australian citizen. Children up to 15 years old are not required to attend the interview.

* Children aged 16 and 17 years old must attend the interview, together with one parent.