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

Passport Services

Passport Services

From 1 September 2022, Adult Passport Renewals for eligible applicants can be lodged via postal mail instead of in person appointments.

Please note that this excludes adults applying for First Adult Passports, Replacement Passports (Lost, Stolen or Damaged) or Emergency Passports. This also excludes all minor passports.

For more information on Mailed-In Applications, please click here.  

Appointment Bookings

For all other passports, appointment bookings are required. Appointments are not required for passport collections or enquiries, however, to avoid waiting we suggest you visit the Embassy in the afternoon during business hours. If you have difficulties booking an appointment online, please contact at [email protected] or by telephone at +82 2 2003 0100.

More information about Australian passport applications can be found at www.passports.gov.au

The Australian Passport Office has a series of videos about apply for and using an Australian passport. The videos are available for viewing at the following link:   www.youtube.com/playlist 

 

Passport updates

Attention: How long to get a passport

Since the reopening of Australia’s international border, the Australian Passport Office has been experiencing high demand for passports. With passport demand on the rise, we strongly urge you not to leave your application to the last minute. You should allow between six to ten weeks to apply for a new passport. Priority processing is not available in South Korea. Please keep this in mind when planning for any upcoming travel. We strongly recommend you don’t book your travel until you get your passport. If you have any urgent upcoming travel, please contact us so we can discuss your options.

 

Regional Consular visit to Busan:

The Australian Embassy Seoul is visiting Busan to provide Passport & Notarial Services to the Australian community on 19-21 September 2022  (click). 

This will be done by appointment only so please contact the Consular & Passports Service Section to make an appointment. 

 

 

How to Apply

Adult Passport application (10-years validity)          

Passport Renewal for Adult

Streamlined renewal is an easier way to renew your passport. If you qualify, then to lodge an application you only need your application checklist or form, two passport photos and your most recent passport.
Do I qualify for streamlined renewal?
 

First Australian Passport for Adult/First Adult Passport

If you don’t qualify for streamlined renewal or this is the first time application for Australian Passport, then you’ll need to nominate a referee and show us original supporting documents that prove your citizenship and identity.

 

Minor Passport application (5-years validity)

✔Applicants aged 16-17 should attend the passport interview with parent(s). For those aged 16-17, 10-years validity passport will be issued. 

✔Applicants aged under 16 do not have to attend the passport interview.

✔Applicants aged 10 and above should sign the section 18 "Signature to go in the passport".

 
You’ll generally need:
·         the child’s full birth certificate
·         evidence that the child is an Australian citizen
·         documents that prove any change of name
·         any court orders and additional passport forms we require to establish who has parental responsibility for the child.

You’ll need details from these documents to complete the application. You also need to bring the documents when you lodge the application. We’ll return the documents to you on the spot. Don’t bring copies – we only accept originals.

 

 Lost and Stolen Passport 

When you apply to replace your passport, you’ll need to tell us as much as you can about what happened and show us any police report or provide the police report number. Just apply for a new passport in the usual way. We'll ask you to give us full details of the loss or theft. You won’t be eligible for streamlined renewal.

*Obligations of Foreigner residing in the Republic of Korea (Alien Registration Matters)

The Korean Immigration Service and the Ministry of Justice in the Republic of Korea advise that registered foreign nationals are required to report any changes in their alien registration matters to the Chief of the Immigration Office.

 

·         This includes changes in:

·         Name

·         Gender

·         Date of birth

·         Nationality

·         Place of stay

·         Passport number and its issue/expiry date

For change to passport number or issue/expiry date, the mandatory reporting period is 30 days after the Issue Date of a new passport. For all other changes the mandatory reporting period is 14 days. In accordance with Article 100 of the Immigration Act, administrative fines of less than one million KRW are imposed for violations of the provision of the Act.

 

Report of these changes can be made through e-application service at www.hikorea.go.kr, civil petitions by facsimile service (1577-1346), or you may also visit jurisdictional immigration offices to report the changes. Required documents are copies of your new passport and alien registration card. 

Should you require further assistance on this matter please contact the Immigration Contact Centre at 1345.

 

 

Privacy Policy

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Embassy’s appointments.  Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes.  By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT's behalf for these purposes.  If this information is not collected, DFAT's ability to arrange your appointment will be limited.  Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore's Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT's Privacy Policy.