Australian Passport FAQ’s

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How to Track Australian Passport Application?

This facility is applicable for the Citizens of Australia who had applied for Passport. Passport applicants can use this facility for tracking the status of Passport application form & to upgrade their Passport application to Priority Processing Service by paying the additional fees (If you are in hurry). Passport applicants can track their passport application status online by using their PIN number & Passport application number & by visiting the nearest Passport office or by visiting the nearest Australian Diplomatic Mission/Consulate.

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What is the Role of a Guarantor?

Australian Citizens who are applying for Passport, they must choose a Guarantor, who must fill the Section 11 of Passport application form Guarantor must attest the Applicant’s Passport application form

Guarantor must attest one of the photos of the applicant at the back side & must mention that this is a TRUE COPY of the applicant

Guarantor must give his working phone number; Guarantor may get a call from the Australian passport office for the confirmation

Eligibility for a Guarantor?

  • Guarantor must be a Citizen of Australia & should be 18 years of age or above
  • Guarantor must be a valid Australian Passport holder
  • Guarantor’s Passport validity must be at least 2 years
  • Guarantor‘s name must be in the Australian Electoral roll
  • Guarantor must stay for at least 1 year at the address mentioned in the Australian Electoral roll
  • Guarantor must not be a relative to the Passport applicant by birth or Marriage
  • Guarantor must not live at the Passport applicant’s address & Guarantor should not have any other relationship with the Passport applicant.
  • Guarantor must know the Passport applicant from at least one year

How to lodge the Australian Passport Application?

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Australian Passport applicants who reside in Australia can submit their application form at the nearest Passport agency

Australian Passport applicants who reside in Overseas can submit their application form at the nearest Australian Diplomatic Mission/Consulate

What is Priority Processing Service?

Applicants who are in hurry can apply their Passport by Priority Processing Service. By this facility applicants can get their Passport within 2 working days by paying additional charge.

How much time it takes to get Passport if we apply through Priority Processing Service?

Applicants those who have applied Australian Passport by Priority Processing Service can get their Passport within 2 working days (excluding application reaching time & receiving Passport time)

What are the required Documents for applying Australian Passport?

Australian Citizens who are applying for Passport must submit the following documents.

  • Completely filled Passport Application form
  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • Australian Identification Proof

Do we need Original Documents or Photocopies for applying Passport?

Yes, Australian Citizens who are applying for Passport must submit the required documents Original copies

Guidelines for Passport Photo:

Passport applicant’s photo is more important due to security reasons, to avoid the rejection of your passport application follow the instructions

  • Photos width should be 35 mm- 40mm & height 45 mm- 50 mm
  • Photos should be identical & less than six months old
  • Photos should be with good quality & colour gloss prints

How many Photos are required for applying Passport?

Australian Citizens who are applying for Passport must provide 2 identical & most recent photographs

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How much time it takes for getting the Passport?

Australian Citizens after the successful submission completely filled application along with photos & required documents can get their passport after 3 weeks by registered post

How to upgrade Passport application to Priority Processing?

Passport applicants after the submission of their application form if they feel like getting delayed they can upgrade their passport application to Priority Processing by paying additional charge. Passport applicants can upgrade their application status to priority processing online or they can upgrade their application by visiting the nearest Passport agency/ Australian Diplomatic Mission/ Consulate.

What is the process for filling the online application form?

Australian Citizens who are applying for Passport online can follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Visit the Official Passport website

Step 2: Check your eligibility

Step 3: After confirming the eligibility, fill the complete application form with correct details & take the print of the filled application form

Step 4: Attach 2 most recent & identical photographs

Step 5: Section 11 & one of the photos must be attested by a guarantor

Step 6: Attach the required documents

Step 7: Pay the prescribed fees (fees can be paid by Credit card/Debit card/EFTPOS)

Step 8: Lodge you application form personally at your nearest Passport Office or send it by post (Applicants applying from overseas can submit the application form at the nearest Australian Diplomatic Mission or Consulate)

Do I post the Passport application form or should I submit it in person?

Australian Citizens who are applying for Passport it’s better to submit their application form in person

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