Please follow the steps below to renew or apply for your Australian passport while in the United States. 

Step by step instructions


1.  Fill out your application online at the global website.
  • You must create an account. 
  • You can use US letter size paper to print your application. You may need to adjust your printer settings (look for Shrink to Fit or Fit to Page settings), especially if you use Chrome or Firefox, to ensure the bottom of the form is not cut off.
2.  Sign and date your form using Australian Date Format (DD/MM/YYYY).
  • Make sure all sections are signed, including by witnesses where required.  Passport staff cannot witness signatures. 
  • Check there are no alterations to signatures or dates.  We can't accept applications with overwritten dates or dates in US format. 
3.  Obtain two passport photos.

4. Check whether you can apply by MAIL or IN PERSON.                                                                          

By mail
  • Adults using the one-page PC7 Australian Passport Renewal Application form can apply by mail.  Please follow the PC7 MAIL INSTRUCTIONS  to prepare your mail application kit. 
  • Most renewals for children 15 years and younger can be lodged by mail. Read our CHILD RENEWAL MAIL INSTRUCTIONS to see if you are eligible and prepare your mail application kit.
  • All other applications must be lodged in person. 
  • We do NOT recommend applying by mail if your application will reach the lodging office within a week or less of your desired travel date, unless your departure date is flexible. Please apply in person instead if your travel is genuinely urgent. 
In Person - by appointment only 
  • Applications can be lodged in person by making an appointment online with any passport office.
  • First time applications, applications to replace emergency/temporary passports, applications for 16 and 17 year children, and applications for adults using the five-page PC8 Application for an Australian Passport Overseas form must be lodged in person. 
  • When lodging child applications in person, it does not matter whether the parent is an Australian citizen. Children aged 16 and 17 years old must lodge in person, together with one parent.  Children aged 15 years and younger are not required to attend the interview.
  • Read the Required Documents before your interview and go through the checklist to avoid common errors.  You should also check the requirements for name changes, translation of foreign documents and guarantors for PC8 applications. 
5.  Allow at least 6 weeks to receive your new passport.
  • Allow at least 6 weeks, although it may be faster. You can check current printing times in Australia here
  • Please read our information on Urgent Travel if you need to travel in the meantime.