Australian Embassy

PC8 mailed in application

Applying by post – PC8 Child renewals only

Eligibility and supporting documents 

Mailed applications for a child must include:

  • a completed application form
  • certified copies of the lodging person’s identity documents
  • if the parent's names on their photo ID do not exactly match their names as recorded on the child's Birth Certifcate, parent's need to provide additional certified supporting documentation (parent's birth certificate/Australian citizenship certificate/parent's marriage certificate) 
  • a certified copy of the child’s previous or current passport
  • certified copies of the Cardinal documents (Born in Australia - Australian Birth Certificate; Born Overseas - Overseas Birth Certificate and Australian Citizenship Certificate)
  • at least 4 photographs taken to Australian specifications, one of which has been correctly endorsed by the guarantor
  • do not attach the photos to the form, leave them loose in the envelope
  • certified copy of proof of lodging parent's residential address
  • completed payment authorisation form
  • fee schedule
  • documents are to be certified by someone from the approved guarantor list
  • previous passport has not been reported lost, stolen, or cancelled
  • Please note: If certified copies are not available, you will be required to book an appointment.

If you don’t meet these criteria, you’ll need to book an appointment to lodge your application in person.


It is very important that all signatures are included on the application in strict accordance with the guidelines. 

The entire signature must be kept inside the white box provided on the form. If they are not, we can't process the form and the application will be delayed. 

All signatures must be dated within six months of lodgement and must be in BLACK INK. If it is not, we can't process the form and the application will be delayed. 

Do NOT alter any signatures or the dates. Do NOT use white out on any part of the application form. If there are errors on the application or it was dated more than six months before lodgement, you will need to reprint the form - taking care to sign and date it appropriately. 


It will take a minimum of eight to ten weeks to process the passport. Incomplete applications cannot be processed and will be returned to the applicant, further delaying processing time.

Urgent travel

If you need your passport in less than six weeks, you may be eligible for an Emergency Passport.   However, the lodging parent will need to book an appointment to lodge in person.


When you’ve completed your application, send your application by An Post Registered to:

Passport Office

Australian Embassy

Level 3

47/49 St Stephen's Green


D02 W634

It is important that you:

  • Do NOT send your application by courier service
  • Do NOT hand-deliver your application to the Embassy
  • Do NOT fold your application, and use an A4 envelope
  • Do NOT use staples, paper clips or anything else that may damage your photos.