Applying for an Australian passport while overseas

Renewing your passport overseas

Renewing your passport is a quick and streamlined way to get a new passport

You can renew your passport IF you are an Australian citizen, aged 18 years or over, and you

  • Have and can present* an adult Australian passport that:
    • was valid for at least two years when issued, and
    • was issued in your current name, date of birth and sex
    • is current or expired less than three years ago.
OR
  • Have and can present* a child Australian passport that:
    • was issued when you were 16 years of age or over, and
    • was valid for at least two years when issued, and
    • was issued in your current name, date of birth and sex, and
    • is current or expired less than three years ago
*If you cannot present your passport at the time of renewal, for example if your passport has been lost or stolen, you are not eligible to renew it. If you are not eligible to renew your passport, please see Applying for a new passport overseas.

If you DO meet the criteria to renew your passport, please select the link below to:

If you are eligible to renew your passport, but are unable to complete the renewal form online, you can contact the nearest Australian diplomatic mission or consulate. The passports staff will mail you a renewal form, pre-completed with your details, or you can collect it from the mission where the form is requested.

If you complete the renewal form online, you will need to print your completed form single-sided on international standard A4 paper. More information on printing requirements is available here.

You will need to sign your renewal form in black ink and lodge it in person. You will also need to present your previous passport and two identical colour photos of yourself. More information on photo requirements and how to lodge your renewal form is available here.

Applying for a new child or adult passport overseas

If you are an Australian citizen who is applying for an Australian passport outside of Australia, and you DO NOT meet the criteria to renew your passport, please select the link below to:

If you are unable to complete the form online, you can:

If you complete the application form online, you will need to print your completed form single-sided on international standard A4 paper. More information on printing requirements is available here.

You will need to sign your application form in black ink and lodge it in person. You will also need to present two identical colour photos of yourself (or your child) and any supporting documentation. More information on photo requirements and how to lodge your application form is available here.

Note: Child applications should be lodged by a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child. The person lodging the child's application must ALSO provide proof of identity.

Further information is available to assist you complete your form: