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Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Apply for a new passport

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Procedure

  • Make an appointment when applying for a passport at an Australia Post outlet in Australia.
  • If applying from overseas contact your nearest Australian diplomatic or consular mission.
  • The interviewer will check your application to ensure that it has been correctly completed and that the required supporting original documents have been submitted.
  • Original supporting documents will be returned to you after sighting by the interviewer.
  • You will only be asked questions that relate to the application
  • You may be requested to submit further documents. All information provided is held in confidence.
  • After processing passport will be mailed to the applicants address



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Required Documents

  • The application form completed in black ink or online;
  • Two new colour photographs, one endorsed on the back, in black ink, by the guarantor who also completed section 12 of the application form;
  • An original document that proves you are an Australian citizen
  • Original identity documents that prove your identity (for example your current driver's licence) that shows your current name, address and signature;
  • Original documents that provide proof of name changes from the name shown on your birth certificate, citizenship certificate or previous Australian passport (if applicable)
  • The application fee.



Office Locations & Contacts

The Australian Passport Information Service (APIS) may be contacted on 131 232. APIS provides free service and advice to clients within Australia and New Zealand. An inter-active voice menu directs a caller to follow prompts based on the applicants enquiry stream. Select option zero (0) to speak with an advisor.



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Eligibility

All 650 citizens of cocos Keeling Islands are eligible for an Australian passport



Fees

In Australia - cash, EFTPOS, MasterCard or Visa
Overseas - Please contact the Australian diplomatic mission or consulate where you will be lodging your application for advice on payment methods. You may be required to pay the equivalent amount in local currency at the prevailing exchange rate.

Passport Ordinary
Includes diplomatic and official passports adultA$244 childA$122

Frequent traveller
If you are a frequent traveller you have the option to apply for a frequent traveller passport which contains more visa pages than the Ordinary passport. adultA$366 childA$183

Senior's passport
A senior's passport with five years' validity is available for Australian citizens aged 75 years or over: A$122
Senior's passport - Frequent traveller: A$183



Validity

Australian passport are valid for 5yrs and should be renewed



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Processing Time

Australian Passport Office is committed to mailing out an eligible applicant's passport within ten working days of receiving all information and documentation they require



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Instructions

  • Adults applying for an Australian passport must be interviewed.
  • A person under 18 years of age and who has never married may be exempt from being interviewed.
  • However, the application should be lodged by a parent or person with a parental responsibility for the child.



Required Information

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Address
  • Applicant id
  • Applicant parents id



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Need for the Document

The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia. The Australian Government, through the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development administers the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands became an Australian Territory in 1955. The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has overall responsibility for the Territories including the provision of state-type services.

However, additional government services to the Indian Ocean Territories such as those involving quarantine and customs are the responsibility of the relevant Australian Government agencies. All service delivery arrangements are undertaken by the Western Australian Government.



Information which might help

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



Other uses of the Document/Certificate

  • Used for international travel
  • Used for identification
  • Used as a proof of citizenship



External Links

http://www.regional.gov.au/territories/Cocos_Keeling/index.aspx
https://www.passports.gov.au



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