Embassy of Australia
United States of America
Embassy address: 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 - Telephone: (202) 797 3000 - Fax: (202) 797 3168

The Australian Consulate-General in Houston opened on 30 March 2015.  Click here for contact details.

How to obtain an Australian passport in the United States of America

1.    Find out what type of form that you need to use:  PC7 or PC8.  

2.    Read the instructions for preparing your application.  In particular:

3.    Fill out your application forms online at the global website: www.passports.gov.au Note:  You cannot download blank forms.  You must complete the form online. 

4.     Print the completed application form. Sign and date where required using Australian Date Format - DD/MM/YYYY. Any applications containing dates in US format will be rejected.

5.     Find out how and where to lodge your application.  Check the current passport fees.

6.     If you have any questions, read the FAQs or call your lodging office.

All passport information on this website is current.  Please do NOT contact our offices to re-confirm 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)

Credit card authorisation form (not for use in Honolulu)

PC8 instructions

PC7 instructions

PC8 Checklist

PC7 Checklist

ID combinations for adult PC8 applications

Guarantor information (for use with Form PC8 only)

Where to apply in the USA

Photos:  Photo guidelines and photographer locations

Photos:  Paper and printer specifications for photos

Embassy interview hours and holidays

Urgent travel

Reporting a lost or stolen passport

Change of name

Translation of foreign documents 

Link to B11 - General statement by passport applicant - use this form only if requested by the Passport Office


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)