PC8 INFORMATION SHEET
LODGING YOUR FORM
The following passports applicants must lodge their application in person in London# or Edinburgh## *
o first passport – children aged under 18 do not have to accompany lodging parent
o first adult passport
o applicants replacing a lost, stolen or damaged travel document
o applicants replacing limited validity travel documents (this includes emergency passports) and
passports which were issued after 20 August 1986 and with an original validity of less than 2
o applicants replacing a passport issued prior to 20 August 1986
o applicants applying for their first passport on resumption of Australian citizenship
* WE DO NOT OPERATE AN APPOINTMENT SYSTEM.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OTHER APPLICATIONS MUST BE LODGED BY POST TO THE LONDON
CHANGE OF NAME AFTER MARRIAGE, DIVORCE OR DEATH OF SPOUSE
If you change your surname by marriage or revert to a previous surname because of divorce or death of
a spouse, you may apply for a gratis replacement of the passport that was current at the time of the
event. The replacement passport will be issued in your new surname and will have the same expiry date
as the current passport. To qualify for a gratis replacement, your current passport must have more than
two year’s validity remaining and you must apply within one year from the date the event took place.
Your new passport will be issued gratis, however you will still be required to pay the fees for the special
delivery postage of your new and old passports, please complete the enclosed credit/debit card
GUARANTOR TO ENDORSE YOUR PHOTOGRAPH & COMPLETE SECTION 12 OF THE FORM
If you do not know an Australian passport holder who can meet the requirements in Section 12 of the
PC8, you may use a non-Australian currently employed in the UK in the following approved
professional/occupational groups who has known the applicant for at least 12 months or since birth:
o Chartered/Certified Accountants, Chartered Engineers
o Judges, Barristers, Solicitors, Patent Attorneys, Clerks of Court, Bailiffs, Sheriffs
o Registered Medical Practitioners, Dentists, Pharmacists, Registered Veterinary Surgeons,
o Members of Parliament, elected City, County and District Councillors
o Police Officers with at least 5 years continuous service
o Members currently serving in the regular Australian or British Defence Force with at least 5 years
o Ministers of Religion and Marriage Celebrants
o Teachers - full-time, who have been teaching for more than 5 years
o Civil Servants/Local Government employees - full-time, who have been employed continuously
for at least 5 years by their current employer
# Passport Office, Australian High Commission, Australia House, Strand, London, WC2B 4LA.
Opening hours: 0930 – 1530, Mon-Fri Closed on ALL U.K. public holidays + 1 October and 24
December. Website: www.uk.embassy.gov.au
Telephone enquiries: 0915 – 1245, Mon-Fri on 020 7887 5816 Facsimile: 020 7887 5558
## Australian Consulate, Euro Business Centre, 21-23 Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JP.
Opening hours: Tues 12 Noon – 1600. Wed 1300-1600, Thursday 1000-1300. Closed on ALL
Scottish public holidays. All telephone enquiries should be directed to the London office.
PASSPORT PROCESSING TIME
We aim to issue a passport within ten working days or if you pay a priority processing fee, within two
working days of meeting our requirements. The two working days commences when the application is
receipted in our office. If you wish to use this service, please write 'PRIORITY SERVICE' on the front of
the envelope and place a ‘X’ in the priority fee box on the authorisation slip.
Payment must be made by debit/credit card (except American Express or Diners). As fees are subject to
exchange rate fluctuations and/or increases in the passport fees, you will be charged the fee including
postage1 applicable on the date your application is received. Fees can be viewed at
Ordinary Passport Frequent Traveller Usual Validity
(32 pages) (64 pages)
Adult* £86.00 £129.00 10 years
Senior* £43.00 £65.00 5 years
Minor* £43.00 £65.00 5 years
Priority Processing # £32.00 £32.00 not applicable
Lost/Stolen Passports (1 lost passport) (2 lost passports) 3+lost passports)
Additional Fees £28.00 £86.00 £172.00
# not offered for applicants who have had 3 or more passports issued in 3 or more different names in the last 3 years
*these fees are non-refundable after lodgement
If your application is incomplete or incorrect (e.g. unacceptable photographs), we will return the application
form and supporting documents to you by special delivery for which a charge of £5.00 will be made.
Both your new and old passports will be returned to you separately by special delivery at an additional cost of £10.00 in total. If
your application is incomplete or incorrect (e.g. incorrect photographs), we will return the application form and supporting
documents to you by special delivery for which a charge of £5.00 will be made.
It is strongly recommended that you do not use UK photo booths as they are not set to Australian standards