From 1 January 2023, both Adult Passport Renewals and Child 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, First Child Passports and passports for children over 15 yeards old.
All first time adult and child passport applications and renewals for children aged 16 and 17 years old must be lodged in person.
For more information on Mailed-In Applications, please click here.
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
How to Apply
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.
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.
✔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.
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.