Australian Embassy
Republic of Korea
and Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Mailed-in Applications

Mailed-in Applications

 

From 1 January 2023, Adult Passport Renewals and Child Passport Renewals for eligible applicants can be lodged via postal mail instead of in person appointments.

Please note that excludes adults applying for First Adult Passport, Replacement Passport (Lost or Stolen or Damaged) or Emergency Passports, First Child Passports and passports for children over 15 years old.

All first time adult and child passport applications and renewals for children aged 16 and 17 years old must be lodged in person.

If you require one of these passports, please make an in-person appointment at the Embassy.

Please see here for passport fees. 

 

Mailed-in Applications for Adult Passport Renewal

Required documents:

-Printed single page renewal form  

-2 Australian Passport photos, less than six months old, with full name written by the applicant on the back of 1 photo. Please do not attach these photos to the application form

-Photocopy of your most recent passport (photo page only). Please do not send the actual passport if you would like to keep it as we will not return it to you.

-Photocopy of photo ID to confirm your address

 

Mailed-in Applications for Child Passport Renewal

Child passport renewal applications can be mailed-in provided the applicant is:

  • aged up to 15 years old and
  • has held a previous passport

Required documents:

-Printed application form (PC8) which can be found online here

-2 Australian Passport photos, less than six months old.

         - The back of one photo must be endorsed by the child’s guarantor, writing “This is a true photo of [the child’s full name] and signed in black pen.

         - Please do not attach these photos to the application form

- Parents proof of identity

         - Certified copies of both parents’ identity documents that show their name, photo, signature and current address.

-A guarantor must sign section 11 of the application form. Remember the guarantor must also endorse the back of a passport photo.

         - Refer to https://www.passports.gov.au for more information on guarantor requirements.

-Parental consent is required for a child passport. Everyone who is giving consent must sign section 15 of the form in front of a witness.

 

How to lodge a mail-in application

1. Prepare the documents listed above. Remember to sign the renewal form and ensure your signature fits within the white box (if your signature extends outside of the white box, try again using the white box on the right-hand size). Children 10 years or older must provide a signature unless there is a medical reason or disability that prevents them from signing. See image below. See image below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

- Please date underneath your signature using the form DD/MM/YYYY. For example, 11th August 2022 should be 11/08/2022                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

2. Send the documents to us via registered mail to                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Passport Section

Australian Embassy

19th Floor Kyobo Building

1 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu

Seoul 03154

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

3. Please click here to download and fill out a credit card authorisation form from our website for payment.

      Once we receive your documents, we will charge you credit card and email you the receipt. The processing time will start from the day you are charged. Please note we are currently experiencing processing times between six to ten weeks. Incomplete applications may not be accepted and may cause further delays.                                                         

                                    

4. When your new passport is ready and arraives at our office, we will send it to you via registered post. Delivery costs should be paid directly by the applicant upon receipt of the passport. This is approximately KRW 6,000-8000 in cash. If you would prefer to pick up your passport in person from the Embassy, please let us know.   

             

 

(updated: 03/01/2023)