Australian Embassy


Guide for mailed-in child renewal passport application


1. Complete the application form online

  • The application must be lodged within six months of completion.

2. Photos

  • Include minimum two passport photos, less than six months old. Refer to photo guidelines for more information.
  • The back of one photo must be endorsed by the child’s guarantor, writing ‘This is a true photo of [the child’s full name]’ and signed in black pen.
  • DO NOT attach the photos to the form as this may damage them.

3. Parents’ proof of identity

  • Photocopies of both parents’ identity documents that show their name, photo, signature and current address (i.e. both parents or those with parental responsibility for the child who signed section 17 on the application form). Photocopies should be of good quality, and black and white or colour photocopies are acceptable.  
    •  If there are any changes in parental circumstances or new supporting documents are required, please contact the Embassy for further instructions.

4. Print the application form

  • Print the child renewal application on plain white A4 paper, using blank ink only. Make sure the form has been printed in full and isn't cut off at the top or bottom of the page.
  • US standard letter paper or US legal paper sizes are also acceptable, but only if they’re scaled properly. Refer to more information on printing your application form.

5. Signing the application form

  • Sign the form using black pen, within the signature box. Make sure there are no alterations or whiteout on the signature or the date.
  • Children 10 years or older must provide a signature unless there is a medical reason or disability that prevents them from signing.

6. Guarantor

  • A guarantor must sign section 11 of the application form. Remember the guarantor must also endorse the back of a passport photo by writing ‘This is a true photo of [the child’s full name]’ and signing in black pen. Refer to for more information on guarantor requirements.

7. Consent

  • Parental Consent is required for a child passport.  Everyone who’s giving consent must sign section 15 of the form in front of a witness.

8. Payment

  • if you wish to pay with an international credit card, you can complete the payment authorisation form and email it to [email protected] with reference to your application number.
  • if you wish to pay in cash, you will need to post the application to the Embassy, then wait for embassy staff to contact you and advise you when and where to make the payment.
  • You can view more information on passport fees

9. Check the child renewal checklist

  • Before posting your application, review the child renewal checklist here

10. Post your application to:

Passport Office, Australian Embassy

Embassy Complex

Serail Hill, Downtown


P.O.Box 11-1860 Riad El Solh

11. How long will it take?

  • Please allow a minimum of six weeks to receive a new passport once payment has been taken. PLEASE NOTE: incomplete applications will cause delays.

12. Mailed-in child renewal applications frequently asked questions

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