Australian Passport Overseas Application

You have chosen an Australian Passport Overseas Application Form

To assist you in this process, please read the Notes using Adobe Acrobat reader before commencing your application.  You should pay particular attention to the requirement to SIGN the declaration in black pen WITHIN THE SIGNATURE BOX.

This online application form has compulsory sections (steps 1, 6, 7 and 9) which must be completed before you can view, print or save your form.  You can move to the next non-compulsory step by clicking on the 'Next' button at the bottom of each page. 

A person lodging a child's application must also provide proof of their own identity.

Use this form if:

  • you are an Australian citizen who is applying for an Australian passport outside of Australia.

Do NOT use this form if:

  • you are applying for your Australian passport whilst in Australia, or
  • you are renewing your adult Australian passport — you can renew your current passport more quickly using a Renewal form.
Requirements for printing Application Forms

Applications should normally be printed on international standard (A4) paper.

Some countries use paper other than A4, typically USA, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines. 

If using US Standard Letter or US Legal paper

When printing this PDF document, you should choose page scaling/sizing as follows:

US Standard Letter size (8 1/2" x 11"), in the box allowing "Page Scaling/Sizing" - choose the words closest in meaning to "Fit to page/printable area".

US Legal paper size (8 1/2" x 14"), in the box allowing "Page Scaling/Sizing" - choose the words closest in meaning to "none/not required".

NOTE: Forms can be printed in colour or black and white using a good quality laser or inkjet printer. Dot matrix printed forms, or forms which are blurred or illegible in any way, will not be accepted.

Be aware that photo boxes may not be printed to scale.   Click here for photo guidelines.

For A4 paper (international standard):

Paper Type

Print Settings/Page Scaling 
A4 plain white
(210mm x 297mm or 8 1/4" x 11 11/16")

Choose Page Scaling/Sizing - Fit to page/printable area
Thermal paper, dye-sublimation paper, special inkjet paper and other shiny

No page scaling
Paper Weight Between 80-120gsm.  
Print Orientation Portrait, single-sided only. Double-sided printing.
Print Quality Normal to high resolution.
Colour or black and white.
Quality of print should not be blurred or excessively light or dark.
Printer Good quality laser or inkjet. Dot matrix printed forms and blurred or illegible forms.

Be aware that photo boxes may not be printed to scale.  The photos you present with your application should be between 35mm (1 3/8") - 40mm (1 9/16" ) wide  x  45mm (1 3/4") - 50mm (1 15/16") high, regardless of the size of the photo box on the form.  Click here for photo guidelines.

To download passport application forms in Portable Document Format (PDF) you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.  If you do not have this on your computer, it may be downloaded free using the following link: Adobe Acrobat Reader

Passports Act introduced 1 July 2005

It is a criminal offence under the Australian Passports Act 2005 to make false or misleading statements in relation to an Australian travel document. There are penalties of up to 10 years' imprisonment or a fine of $110,000, or both.

It is also an offence to fail to report a lost/stolen passport or other Australian travel document immediately the loss is realised. There are penalties of up to one year imprisonment or a fine of $2,200, or both.

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