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  • Australian High Commission in Singapore - Passport appointment system

    The Australian High Commission in Singapore introduced an appointment system for passport applications and notarial services on 1 August 2016. Appointments are available from 8:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday and can be made through the online booking website.  While appointments are not required for passport collections or passport/consular enquiries, to avoid waiting we suggest you visit the High Commission in the afternoon during business hours.

    10 August 2016
  • Important Advice for Norfolk Island residents

    Documents of Identity to facilitate travel between Norfolk Island and other Australian destinations are no longer required.  

    Norfolk Island residents travelling to and from other Australian destinations should consult with the airline on identity or travel documents required to facilitate check-in.  Australian citizens residing on Norfolk Island who require an Australian travel document for travel to other countries must apply and pay for an Australian passport.   

    From 1 July 2016, passport applications must be lodged in person at the new Australia Post office in the P&R grocery store at 6 Taylors Road.  Applications must be made on a Form PC1 (Application for an Australian Passport - Adult) or a Form PC4 (Application for an Australian Passport - Child), NOT a Form PC8 (Application for an Australian Passport - Overseas).

    Australia Post opening hours on Norfolk Island are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays.  Call 23474 for an appointment.  

    For all passports information, visit www.passports.gov.au or call 23754.

    26 July 2016
  • Passport application forms

    We have updated our paper application forms to reflect new passports legislation and policy.  Forms marked for expiry on 31 March 2016 can no longer be accepted.   If you have questions, ask for our flyer at Australia Post, check the content of this website or call the Australian Passport Information Service on 131 232.

    Alternatively, you can start your application using the form on this website, then print and sign the form before lodging it in person at Australia Post.

    07 July 2016
  • Proving your citizenship if one or both or your parents was an Australian permanent resident at the time of your birth

    If you were born in Australia on or after 20 August 1986 and your parent/s was an Australian permanent resident, you must provide evidence of your own Australian citizenship with a citizenship certificate issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). You will need to apply for this using Form 119 Application for evidence of Australian citizenship (pdf). You should take into account DIBP and passport processing times before booking any travel.

    Further information can be found on the DIBP website.

    Your parent’s permanent residency visa is not acceptable as proof of your citizenship.

    18 April 2016