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Special Notice: Passport interviews will be held in Denver on 9 and 10 December 2015. Click here for further information.
How to obtain an Australian passport in the United States of America
Step 2 - Fill out your application forms online at the global website: www.passports.gov.au. Note: You cannot download blank forms. Print out your form. US letter size paper is fine, provided you do not cut off the top/bottom of the form.
Step 3 - Sign and date where required using Australian Date Format - DD/MM/YYYY. Any applications containing dates in US format will be rejected.
Step 4 - Obtain two passport photos. Carefully check the photo specifications below as we reject about 90% of photos due to non-compliance. There is a list of US photographers and online services to help you.
Step 5 - Prepare for your interview by using the checklist below to avoid common errors. Your application will not be accepted if there are errors or missing information and you will need to return for another interview.
Step 6 - Lodge your application in person at any passport office. For child applications, the application must be lodged in person by one parent. It does not matter whether the lodging parent is Australian. All applications must be lodged in person (including renewals). There are no exceptions. Please note that from 1 January 2016, children aged 16 and 17 years old will also be required to attend the interview with one parent.
Step 7 - Allow up to 3 weeks to receive your new passport. If you have any questions, read the FAQs or call your lodging office.
From 1 July 2015, all applications must be lodged in person (including renewals). There are no exceptions to this rule, even if you have lodged by mail in the past. Please do NOT contact our offices to re-confirm this information or other information you have already obtained from this website.
Additional information for passport applicants
Fees (all fees payable in the United States of America are in US dollars)
Guarantor information (for use with Form PC8 only)
Link to B11 - General statement by passport applicant - use this form only if requested by the Passport Office
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)