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Australia - Apply for Passport

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Introduction

A passport is an important official document issued by the government to a person for the purpose of traveling abroad.

Eligibility

  • Must be an Australian citizen.
  • Must receive confirmation of your identity.

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Instructions

Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Procedure

  1. Complete and print a Passport Application Form. To download an application for, click on this link: https://www.passports.gov.au/Web/Forms/EntryPoint.aspx.
  2. Applications should be personally done at an Australia Post outlet. To find the nearest Australia Post outlet that will accept your passport application, visit this website: http://auspost.com.au/pol/app/locate. An appointment may be necessary.
  3. Submit your application form.
  4. You can track the progress of your application and provide your personal details through this site: https://www.passports.gov.au/Web/Appl/ApplEntryPoint.aspx.
  5. After tracking the progress of your application, you can access the Payment Service.

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Required Documents

Original documents to confirm your Australian citizenship and identity:

  • Full Australian birth certificate issued by an Australian state or territory Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. If you were born on or after 20 August 1986, you will also need to provide proof that one of your parents (and in some cases, grandparents) was an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia at the time of your birth.
  • Australian citizenship certificate issues by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (including an extract from the register of citizenship by descent or extract from the register of Australian births abroad). If your Australian citizenship document does not show sex or place and country of birth you must also present your foreign birth certificate (with an official English translation where necessary). If this is not possible you must present your foreign passport (and photocopy of the page confirming your personal details).
  • Previous passport if you are using the streamlined Passport Renewal process.

Note:
If you have changed your name since birth or gaining Australian citizenship, you may need to provide evidence of this change with your application.

One of the following three combinations of original documents that support your identity:

  • Combination 1: One document from category A and One document from category B

PLEASE NOTE: If neither of these documents shows your current address, you will also need one document from category C showing your current address.

  • Combination 2 (if you cannot provide combination 1): Two documents from category B and One official document that includes your photograph
  • Combination 3 (if you cannot provide all the documents required in either combination 1 or combination 2): At least three documents from category C, all showing your name and current address and One official document that includes your photograph

Important Note - If you choose this combination C to confirm your identity, your application may take longer to process.

Category Lists

CATEGORY A

For lodgement in Australia

  • Current driving license issued by an Australian state or territory
  • Birth card issued by an Australian Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (this is not a birth certificate)

For lodgement overseas

  • Current driving license issued by an Australian state or territory
  • Birth card issued by an Australian Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (this is not a birth certificate)
  • Foreign residency identity card
  • Current foreign driving license

CATEGORY B

For lodgement in Australia

  • Medicare card issued by the Health Insurance Commission
  • Centrelink card issued by Centrelink
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) card issued by DVA
  • Credit card or account card issued by a financial institution in Australia

For lodgement overseas

  • Health card (issued by a government authority)
  • Social Security card (issued by a government authority)
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs card (or equivalent issued by a government authority)
  • Credit card or bank account card
  • National insurance card (issued by a government authority)
  • Foreign passport

CATEGORY C

All documents presented from category C must be no more than 12 months old
For lodgement in Australia and overseas

  • Motor Vehicle registration or Insurance papers
  • Property rates notice
  • Property lease agreement
  • Home insurance papers
  • Utilities bills (e.g. telephone, electricity or gas)
  • Bank or credit card statements showing your residential address

Fees

Ordinary Passport

  • Includes diplomatic and official passports
    • Adult: A$238
    • Child: A$119
  • Frequent traveler (If you are a frequent traveler you have the option to apply for a frequent traveler passport which contains more visa pages than the Ordinary passport.)
    • Adult: A$358
    • Child: A$179

Senior's passport

  • Senior's Passport (A senior's passport with five years' validity is available for Australian citizens aged 75 years or over.)
    • Adult: A$119
    • Child: n/a
  • Senior's passport - Frequent traveler
    • Adult: A$179
    • Child: n/a

Validity

A passport is valid for 5 years.

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

For contact information of Australian Offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:
http://www.dfat.gov.au/dept/australian-offices.html

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Video

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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External Links

Apply for a Passport: https://www.passports.gov.au/Web/Forms/EntryPoint.aspx
Passport Costs: https://www.passports.gov.au/Web/Queries/Fees.aspx

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