Australian High Commission
United Kingdom
Australia House, London

How to Apply for a Passport

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Please follow the steps below to renew or apply for your Australian passport while in the United Kingdom.

There is currently a temporary process in place allowing some applications to be submitted by post.

This temporary process is subject to change.

Please refer to further instructions here.

Step-by-step guide

Step by step instructions


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

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 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 either by post (if eligible) or in person (appointments only).

If you have been issued a 10 year Australian passport since 2005, or if you are applying for a child passport, please follow the instructions to apply by post.

If you are applying for a child application in person, one parent must lodge the application. It does not matter whether the lodging person is an Australian citizen.

Children aged 16 and 17 years old must attend the interview, together with one parent, if applying in person. Children aged 15 years and younger are not required to attend the interview.