Process for Australian Passport Renewal

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Process for Renewing the Australian Passport:

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Australian Passport is a travel document issued to the Australian citizens by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Australian Passport confirms the Identity & nationality of the holder and facilitates the holder for International travel. Australian Passport is issued only to the Citizens of Australia who are residing in Australia & Overseas.

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Australian Passport Renewal:

For renewing the existing Australian Passport, Citizens of Australia who are residing in Australia & overseas can apply for Australian passport by following these simple steps.

Step 1: Eligibility

Step 2: Application Form & Filling the Application Form

Step 3: Required Documents

Step 4: Passport size Photos & Photo requirements

Step 5: Passport Fees & Mode of Payment

Step 6: Check list for lodging the Application Form

Step 7: Lodging the Application Form

Step 8: Tracking your Application Status

Step 9: Collecting your Passport

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Step 1- Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a Citizen of Australia
  • Applicant must hold a Existing Australian Passport

Step 2- Application Form:

Citizens of Australia can get the Passport Application form in 2 ways

  • Applicant can apply online by visiting the official website
  • Applicant can get the application form any nearest Passport office
  • Applicant applying from overseas can get the application form from the nearest Australian Diplomatic Mission or Australian Consulate

Process for Filling the Application Form (Applicants applying from Australia):

Step 1: Visit a nearest Passport office

Step 2: Take a Application form

Step 3: Fill the complete application form with correct details

Step 4: Attach 2 most recent & identical photographs

Step 5: Attach the required documents

Step 6: Attach your most recent Australian Passport

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

Step 8: Lodge you application form at your nearest Passport Office in person

To apply online or to download the application form click here:

(https://ppol.passports.gov.au/web/forms/entrypoint.aspx)

Process for Filling the Application Form (Applicants applying from Overseas):

Step 1: Visit the nearest Australian Diplomatic Mission or Australian Consulate

Step2: Take a Application form

Step 3: Fill the complete application form with correct details

Step 4: Attach 2 most recent & identical photographs

Step 5: Attach the required documents

Step 6: Attach your most recent Australian Passport

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

Step 8: Lodge you application form at your nearest Australian Diplomatic Mission or Australian Consulate in person

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Step 3- Required Documents:

Citizens of Australia who are applying for Passport must submit the following original Certificates

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

Step 4-Passport size Photos & Photo requirements:

Applicants Photo is more important for security reasons & if the applicant’s photo does not reach the requirements prescribed by the Australian Passport office, application may not be forwarded. Citizens of Australia while applying Passport they must submit 2 identical & most recent Photos which meets the following requirements.

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

To know more details on Photo specifications click here: (https://www.passports.gov.au/passportsexplained/theapplicationprocess/passportphotographguidelines/Pages/default.aspx)

Step 5- Passport Fees & Mode of Payment:

Passport Fees:

  • Passport (10 years validity) – $127

Passport fees can be paid by Credit card or Debit Card/ by EFTPOS

To know more details on Passport fees click here: (https://www.passports.gov.au/Pages/Fees.aspx)

Step 6- Check list for Lodging Passport Application Form:

  • Completely filled Passport application form
  • Original documents required for applying passport
  • 2 Identical & most recent passport size photos
  • Most recent Australian Passport

Step 7- Lodging the Application Form:

Applicants after completing all the above formalities, Passport application form must be submitted personally at their nearest passport office.

Note:

  • Applicants who are applying for passport must submit their application form in person
  • Applicants who are applying for Australian passport from overseas must submit their application form in person at the nearest Australian Consulate or Australian diplomatic mission.

To know more details on Australian consulates click here: (http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/our-locations/missions/Pages/our-embassies-and-consulates-overseas.aspx)

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Step 8- Tracking your Application Status:

Applicants who had applied for Australian Passport can track their application status by using this facility

To know your Passport application status click here: (https://www.passports.gov.au/resumetrack/Pages/Track.aspx)

Step 9- Collecting your Passport:

After the successful submission of your passport application form along with photos & required documents you will get your passport by registered post for the address you mentioned in the application form after 3 weeks.

Note: To renew the existing Australian Passport your personal details like Name,Address & Date of Birth must be same to that of old Passport

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