Australian High Commission

Overseas Passport Applications

Guide for Overseas Passport application​ (PC8)


Book an appointment & use the Overseas Passport Application Form - PC8 if you are:

  • applying for your first ever Australian passport OR
  • under the age of 18 years & never held an Australian Passport OR
  • aged 16 or over and applying for a first adult passport OR
  • replacing a passport reported lost or stolen OR
  • applying for your first passport after resumption of citizenship OR
  • applying to replace a limited validity passport, emergency passport, or other temporary travel document OR
  • unable to answer the security questions for the renewal form


1. Complete your application form online

  • The application must be lodged within six months of completion.

2. Print and sign your application form

  • Print your application on plain white A4 paper. Make sure your form has printed in full and isn't cut off at the top or bottom of the page. You may refer to printing your application form.
  • Sign the form using black pen, within the signature box. Make sure there are no alterations or whiteout on the signature or the date.
  • Children 10 years or older must provide a signature unless there is a medical reason or disability that prevents them from signing.

3. Photos

  • Two recent identical colour photos, less than six months old, with your full name written on the back of one photo. Refer to the photo guidelines for more information. 
  • Please do NOT attach the photos to the form as this may damage them.
  • Please request no editing including background removal/brightening to be done to the photo.
  • Photos with an un-natural or removed/edited backgrounds will be rejected.
  • Ask the photoshop to email you a copy of the original unedited photo

4. Gather supporting Documents 

For an Adult application on a PC8 Form, you will need:

For a Child application on a PC8 Form, you will need:

5. Guarantor

  • A guarantor must sign section 11 of the application form. Remember the guarantor must also endorse the back of a passport photo by writing ‘This is a true photo of [the child’s full name]’ and signing in black pen. Refer to for more information on guarantor requirements.​

6. Consent infront of a witness (Child application's only)

  • Parental Consent is required for a child passport.  Everyone who’s giving consent must sign section 15 of the form in front of a witness. Ensure all sections are filled in, even if your name has not changed. Witness cannot be related to you or reside at your home address. Passport staff are unable to be witness to signatures.

7. Lodge your application

  • Book an appointment with Australian High Commission Singapore using SetMore to lodge in person
  • You will need to make payment at time of appointment via Visa, Mastercard or AMEX. We charge in Australian Dollars only and cannot accept cash.

8. We'll tell you when your passport is ready​

  • We will email you when your passport has arrived at the High Commission for you to collect, or when we have posted it to your Singapore home address. We are unable to post passports outside of Singapore. Please allow a minimum of 5 weeks from payment for your application to be completed.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I travel on my current passport while I wait for my new passport to arrive?

Yes, your current passport will remain valid until you are issued with your replacement.

Do I send my current passport with the renewal application?


Do I need to send a copy of my passport with my application?


How long will it take​?

Passports are currently taking around five - six weeks from receipt of a fully completed application and payment to arrive at the High Commission. Incomplete applications will cause delays.

What if I have lost my passport and need to travel urgently​?

Please contact the High Commission on +65 6836 4100 or email [email protected] to discuss.

Will the High Commission post my new passport to me​?

At time of application, you can decide to collect or have us mail your passport to your Singapore home address.