ADULT PASSPORT – PC8 (not able to use simplified renewal form)
Step 1- Check your eligibility for an adult passport.
Adults who are applying for an Australian passport should use the Overseas Passport Application Form if:
- you are applying for a first ever Australian passport OR
- you are applying for a first adult passport when your child passport was issued to you at 15 years or younger OR
- you are replacing a passport reported lost or stolen OR
- you are applying for your first passport after resumption of citizenship OR
- you are applying to replace a limited validity passport, emergency passport, or other temporary travel document.
Step 2 - Fill out your application form (Australian Passport Overseas Application).
You should complete the application form online at the following website - https://online.passports.gov.au/. This link will also allow you to confirm that you are eligible to renew your adult passport. You'll need to create an AusPassport account to start your passport application online.
If you have problems creating an AusPassport account, or completing the online form, please call +603 2146 5575 or email [email protected].
Sign and date the form using black pen, within the signature box. Application forms with signatures that go beyond the white box / signature box will not be accepted. Make sure there are no alterations or whiteout on the signature and/or the date. If you make a mistake, you can cross it out and initial next to the change. If you have signed incorrectly, please fill in a new form.
Step 3- Make an appointment to lodge your passport application.
The Passport Office operates an appointment system and we will not see you without an appointment.
Step 4 - Prove your Australian Citizenship
You must provide either an original Australian Citizenship Certificate or an original full Australian Birth Certificate to prove Australian citizenship. Extracts, commemorative birth certificate or birth cards cannot be used.
Unless you qualify for renewal, you have to show us documents that prove you’re an Australian citizen. Due to the changes to Australian citizenship laws on 20 August 1986, the documents we require depend on whether you were:
- born overseas, or
- born in Australia before 20 August 1986, or
- born in Australia on or after 20 August 1986.
Please click here for more information on the above.
Step 5 - Take two passport photos.
It is important that you refer to the photo guidelines for more information and for presentation to the photo studio for acceptable photos.
Please clearly print your full name on the back of one photo. Your photographs do not need to be endorsed by someone else.
Passport photos taken in Malaysian photography shops are often digitally altered and do not meet the Australian passport photograph guidelines. We recommend that you obtain a soft copy of your photos and email to [email protected], as we may need to reprint your photo if the copy printed by shop is digitally altered.
Your Guarantor (see Step 6) must endorse one photo in black pen as follows: “This is a true photo of [the applicant’s full name]”, and then sign it below. Do not use paper clips or staples to attach photos to the form as this may damage them.
Step 6 – Guarantor
As well as endorsing your photo, ensure Section 11 is completed by a guarantor who meets the following criteria:
- is 18 years of age or over
- has known the applicant for at least 12 months
- is not related to the applicant by birth, marriage, de facto or same sex relationship, or live at the applicant's address (please do not use your helper to as a guarantor, as they will be ineligible as they live with you at your address)
- holds a current (unexpired) Australian passport that was issued with at least two years validity OR be currently employed in the following approved professional or occupational group.
- Accountants who are members of either the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, National Institute of Accountants or Association of Taxation and Management Accountants. Specify which membership status applies.
- Barristers, Solicitors and Patent Attorneys
- Bank Managers except managers of bank travel centres
- Chartered Professional Engineers
- Clerk of Courts
- Elected Representatives of Federal Parliaments and State Parliaments
- Marriage Celebrants
- Members of the Governance Institute of Australia (formerly Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries)
- Police Officers with at least 5 years continuous service
- Postal Managers
- Public Servants who are current full-time employees of Commonwealth, State, territory or local Governments or Statutory Authorities and who have been employed continuously for at least 5 years by their current employer
- Registered Chiropractors
- Registered medical practitioners
- Registered Nurses or Midwives
- Registered Optometrists
- Registered Physiotherapists
- Registered Psychologists
- Registered Tax Agents
- Registered Veterinary Surgeons
- Teachers who are full time and who have been teaching for more than five years at schools or tertiary institutions
Step 7 – Additional documents
In addition to proof of citizenship, you need specific documents to prove your identity. You must provide the following combinations of original documents:
- One document from category A, and
- One document from category B
- If neither of these documents shows your current address, you must also provide one document from category C that shows your current address.
Category A (All Category A documents should be current at the time of application)
- Current driving licence issued by an Australian/foreign government’s driving/traffic/motor vehicle licensing authority
- Foreign residency card
- Australian Proof of Age or Photo Card
Category B (All Category B documents must be current at the time of application, with the exception of the Australian passport)
- Health card issued by a government authority or national insurance card
- Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) card
- Credit card or bank account card with current signature on the back
- Foreign passport
- Previous Australian Passport (issued on or after 1 July 2000 with more than two years validity that has not been expired for over ten years)
Category C (All Category C documents must be no more than 12 months old at the time of application and show your current residential address)
- Utilities bills
- Bank or credit card statements
- Motor vehicle registration or insurance papers
- Property rates notice or property lease agreement
- Home insurance papers
Translation of foreign documents
Any supporting documentation that is not in English will need an original full English language translation provided by a registered translation service.
Step 8 – Lodge your application and pay the fee.
Applications must be lodged in person at the High Commission in Kuala Lumpur. You need to make an appointment (see Step 3). To renew a passport by mail, please click here.
Things to bring:
- The completed and signed Australian Passport Overseas Application form.
- Your most recent Australian passport (if you have one).
- Proof of citizenship (see Step 4).
- Two passport photos (see Step 5).
- Additional documents (see Step 7).
- A Visa or Mastercard card to pay the fee. Please click here for fees.