From today, the Australian Passport Office will only accept
the new passport applications forms which were introduced on 1
July 2008 to strengthen the identity management process that
underpins the Australian passport issuing system.
The new forms better ensure the names included in
replacement passports match those recorded on state and
territory births, deaths and marriages registers or the
Australian citizenship register.
The one-page pre-printed renewal form can be used in the
majority of cases by Australians seeking to renew their current
passport, or passport that has expired for not more than 12
months. The passport being replaced is required as supporting
documentation when lodging a renewal form.
A full application form will need to be used by Australians
that have never held a passport or by those who do not qualify
for the renewal process. An Australian birth certificate or
Australian citizenship certificate, along with other
documentation listed on the form, will need to be presented to
establish identity and citizenship.
All types of Passport application forms are available from www.passports.gov.au or by calling 131 232. Full child or adult passport
application forms are also available from most Australia Post
Media Enquiries: DFAT Media Liaison - 02 6261