Australian High Commission

Services for Australians - Passport Checklist Adult


Checklist for New or Renewal of Passport (18 years of age and over). Please read ALL instructions noted on the Application Form. The application form should be completed in BLOCK LETTERS using a black ballpoint pen.

Ensure you have completed the following sections before submitting your application:

► Section 11 - Guarantor who has known you for more than 12 months, who is a holder of a current Australian Passport (Section 11A) or who falls under a profession or occupation that is accepted by the Australian High Commission (Section 11B). Refer to Section 12 below for full guarantor requirements.
► Section 18 - Signature of Applicant

Please bring with you to the interview (see page 2 of the application form):

► Australian Birth or Citizenship Certificate
► 3 forms of identification, preferably with your photograph & signature, eg. Credit Card, Drivers Licence, etc, and at least one document that lists your current name and address eg utility bill, bank statement
► Your current Australian Passport
► 2 Identical photographs (off white background), 1 photograph endorsed by the Guarantor. Please ensure your photographs conform to the requirements set out on page 2 of the application form. Photographs that do not meet these strict requirements will not be accepted.

Photos taken in Malaysian photograph shops are mostly digitally altered and does not meet the Australian passport photograph guidelines. We recommend that when you take photos for your passport application, please obtain a soft copy.  The soft copy can sent by email or saved in a disc. Please bring the soft copy (copy can be emailed to [email protected] ) with you when you attend your passport interview as we may need to reprint your photo if the copy printed by shop is digitally altered.

All documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by an English translation by an official translator. ONLY ORIGINAL DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED

Passport fee: RM 1247 for 35 pages

Please note that we accept payment for passports and notarial services by credit/debit card (Visa or MasterCard only) or local Malaysian bank draft only. We do not accept cash, American Express or personal cheques. Bank drafts should be made payable to the "AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION" in Malaysian Ringgit.

Application lodged at Honorary Consul offices in Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, payment is accepted by bank drafts only. Bank drafts should be made payable to the "AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION"

*Passport fees quoted may vary due to exchange rates. Please call the Passport section on +603 2146 5575 to confirm the latest rates.

The Consular Counter is open from Mon - Fri 8.30am - 4.00pm except observed Public Holidays. If you intend to lodge a passport application, please click here to make an appointment. PASSPORTS AND NOTARIAL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Providing all requirements have been met, your new passport will be ready in 3 weeks (excluding observed Public Holidays).

If you have a current, 10 year-validity passport that is not damaged you will have a one page form - Passport Application Renewal Form (PC7) rather than the usual five page form. With the PC7 form there is no need to obtain a Guarantor but you will be required to attend a brief interview at the High Commission and bring along 1 form of identification e.g driver’s licence, credit card etc together with 2 identical photographs (off white background).
Please note that passport application photos must be no more than six months old.

Must fall into one of the following categories

  1.  Possess a current Australian passport that was issued with at least 2 years validity

  2. Accountants – qualified Chartered Accountants. Members of (1A) Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, (1B) Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, (1C) National Institute of Accountants, (1D) Registered Tax Agents (Specify which below)

  3. Bank Managers except Managers of Bank Travel Centres

  4. Barristers, Solicitors and Patent Attorneys

  5. Elected representatives of Parliaments, Legislative Assembly of Norfolk Island and Municipal or Shire Councils

  6. Clerks of Courts

  7. Clerks of Petty Sessions

  8. Members currently serving in the regular Defence Force with at least five years continuous service

  9. Dentists

  10. Registered Medical Practitioners

  11. Chartered Professional Engineers

  12. Teachers - Full time who have been teaching for more than five years at schools or tertiary institutions

  13. Public Servants - Current full-time employees of Commonwealth, State, Territory or Local Governments or Statutory Authorities, who have been employed continuously for at least five years by their current employer

  14. Stipendiary Magistrates

  15. Registered Veterinary Surgeons

  16. Police Officers in charge of Police Stations, Police Sergeants and above with at least five years continuous service

  17. Judges

  18. Marriage Celebrants

  19. Optometrists

  20. Pharmacists

  21. Registered Nurses

The back of one photograph must be endorsed (by the person who completed Section 12) with "This is a true photograph of ...... (Your name in full)" and signed by the Guarantor.