Australian Embassy
Lebanon

Passport form - PC8

HOW TO COMPLETE THE OVERSEAS ADULT OR CHILD APPLICATION FORM (PC8)

 

The PC8 application must be completed in full using black ink pen.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE INSTRUCTION FORM BEFORE COMPLETING IT SO AS TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE CORRECTLY FILLED IN THE FORM AND HAVE ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. THIS WILL ENSURE THE EFFICIENT PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATION.

 

How long does it take?

You should allow approximately three weeks to receive a new passport.

You can help minimize processing times by ensuring you provide everything we need when you lodge your application.

 

The Application Process

1. Complete an application form

Start your application online and print it for lodgment. If you are unable to complete the form online, you can obtain a blank application form from the Australian Embassy in Beirut.

Unless there are special circumstances, a child's passport can only be issued with written consent from all those with parental responsibility or an Australian court order permitting the child to have an Australian travel document, travel internationally or, live/spend time with a person outside Australia. You need to include the relevant details in the application form.

2. Collect all your citizenship and identity documents

To qualify for a passport, you need to confirm your Australian citizenship and prove your personal identity, using original documents.

You must present your Australian birth certificate or Australian citizenship certificate when you lodge your application.

If you were born in Australia on or after 20 August 1986, you must provide other documents as evidence of your Australian citizenship.

In addition, you must bring supporting identity documents that show your photo and your current residential address.

If you are lodging an application for a child, you must present photographic identification for yourself in addition to the child's identity documents.

3. Obtain passport photos

You need to provide two identical color photos that are no more than six months old. The images must meet particular requirements. We recommend you check the requirements before you get your photos taken and ensure the person taking the photo understands these requirements.  Please do not attach the photos to your application form as this can damage them if not attached correctly.

4. Choose a guarantor to endorse your application form and one of your photos.

A guarantor must be a person aged 18 or older who has known you for at least 12 months and possesses a current Australian passport issued with at least two years validity or be currently employed in one of the approved professional or occupational groups. Check the list of approved non-Australian guarantor/referee

5. Lodge your passport application in person

In Lebanon, passport applications must be lodged in person at the Australian Embassy in Beirut.  You should book an appointment for lodging the passport application.

To arrange an appointment, please call 01-960632 or email: birt.passports@dfat.gov.au

A child's passport application must be lodged by a parent or a person with parental responsibility for the child; child applicants aged 16 or 17 must also attend but children under 16 are not required to do so.

Remember to take along to your appointment your original identity documents, which will be sighted and returned to you at the time, your endorsed photos, and the passport fees. Payment is made by credit card and debit card ONLY. Cash is not accepted at the Embassy.

If you are lodging a child's application you must present proof of your own identity which has a photo, signature and residential address.