All Australian passport applications lodged overseas must be lodged in person at an Australian diplomatic mission and additional overseas fees apply. Some applications for the renewal of adult or child passports can be lodged by mail (see below for eligibility).
At the Australian Consulate-General in Papeete, in-person applications are accepted on appointment only. The passport section of the Australian Consulate-General in Papeete is open to the public on Monday to Thursday from 11:30am to 12pm and from 1pm to 4pm (except public holidays).
For further information please consult the Australian passport website.
Please note that child applications lodged in person must be done by a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child. The parent or person lodging the application is not required to be an Australian citizen, but will need to bring photographic proof of their own identity and their address to the appointment. Child applicants aged 16 or 17 must also attend the lodgement interview. Children under the age of 16 do not have to attend the lodgement interview.
As of 1 January 2016, child applicants aged 16 or 17 are issued with a 10-year passport instead of the five-year passport currently issued to children under 16. Applications must still include parental consent, and they must be personally lodged by the applicant together with a parent. The application fee is the adult fee but the overseas surcharge is the child rate.
Please contact us by email at [email protected] to make an appointment.
To apply for a passport
- Complete your form online at www.passports.gov.au
- Print the completed application form, sign within the signature box and date
- Print and complete the payment authorisation form (available here)
- Obtain two printed passport photos (see photo requirements), and email us a digital copy of the same photo when making your appointment
- Contact us to lodge your application by appointment or, if for a renewal and you are eligible, you can lodge it by mail (see below).
- Bring your signed form, photos, payment authorisation form, most recently issued passport and any other necessary original documentation (as listed on the application form) to your appointment.
The Australian Passport Office (APO) is currently seeing strong demand for passports. For this reason, it is advising its customers to apply for or renew their passport well ahead of their planned travel dates. The APO is therefore recommending, at least for now, that they allow up to eight weeks to get a new passport.
In Papeete, passport fees are payable only by credit card (American Express is not accepted), in Australian Dollars (AUD), through a credit card deduction authorisation form (available here or can be sent to you by email when you make your appointment).
All passport applications lodged overseas incur an additional overseas surcharge fee for adults (including seniors) and children.
As of 1 January 2016, application fees applicable to child applicants aged 16 or 17 are the adult fee and the additional overseas surcharge fee is the child rate.
The additional overseas fee does not apply to emergency passports.
These overseas fees are indexed annually.
Mailed-in adult renewal applications
For an Adult passport renewal, you must be 18 years and over and you will need a passport that:
was issued when you were aged 16 or older
was issued on or after 1 January 2006
had, when it was issued, at least two years’ validity
has your current name, date of birth, place of birth and gender, and
has not been reported lost, stolen, or cancelled.
If you can answer yes to all the above, complete your PC7 passport renewal application online. If you don’t meet these criteria, you’ll need to lodge your application in person by appointment only.
Guide for adult renewal application (PC7) by mail
1. Complete your renewal 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, using black ink only. Make sure your form has printed in full and isn't cut off at the top or bottom of the page.
US standard letter paper or US legal paper sizes are also acceptable, but only if they’re scaled properly. Refer to more information on 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.
Two recent identical colour photos, less than six months old with your full name written on the back of one photo. Refer to photo guidelines for more information.
Do NOT attach the photos to the form as this may damage them.
Email us a digital version of the photo.
Complete the credit card payment authorisation form here.
You can view more information on the Australian Passport Office website.
5. Check your adult renewal checklist
Before posting your application, review your adult renewal checklist here.
6. Post your application
Post your application to: Australian Consulate-General in Papeete, BP 1841, Papeete 98714.
7. How long will it take?
Please allow a minimum of six weeks to receive a new passport once payment has been taken. PLEASE NOTE incomplete applications will cause delays.
Mailed-in child renewal applications
Child passport renewal applications (PC8) can be mailed-in provided the applicant is:
aged up to 15 years old; and
has held a previous passport
If the applicant meets the above criteria, complete a PC8 passport application online.
For first-time child applications and applicants aged 16 or 17, the application must be lodged in person by appointment only.
If you have urgent travel, please contact us for further advice.
Guide for child renewal application (PC8) by mail
1. Complete your renewal application form (PC8) online
- The application must be lodged within six months of completion.
- Include minimum two passport photos, less than six months old. Refer to photo guidelines for more information.
- The back of one photo must be endorsed by the child’s guarantor, writing ‘This is a true photo of [the child’s full name]’ and signed in black pen.
- DO NOT attach the photos to the form as this may damage them.
- Email us a digital version of the photo.
3. Parents proof of identity
- Copies of both parents’ identity documents that show their name, photo, signature and current address (i.e. both parents or those with parental responsibility for the child who signed section 17 on the application form).
- In some circumstances, we may contact you after receipt of the mailed-in application to request the copies of the documents be certified.
- If the current names of either parent are different to how they appear on the child’s birth certificate, please include certified documents that explain the change of name.
4. Print the application form
- Print the child renewal application on plain white A4 paper, using black ink only. Make sure the form has been printed in full and isn't cut off at the top or bottom of the page.
5. Signing the 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.
- 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 https://www.passports.gov.au for more information on guarantor requirements.
- 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.
- Complete the payment authorisation form here.
- You can view more information on Passport Fees in the section above.
9. Check the child renewal checklist
- Before posting your application, review the child renewal checklist here.
10. Post your application
- Post your application to: Consulat General d'Australie, BP1841, Papeete, 98714.
11. How long will it take?
- Please allow a minimum of six weeks to receive a new passport once payment has been taken. PLEASE NOTE: incomplete applications will cause delays.
Important links and further information
- Passport process explained and Frequently Asked Questions
- Quick guide to applying for a passport overseas
- Applying for a child passport
- Lost or Stolen passport
- Acceptable identification documents for adult PC8 applications
- List of approved Guarantors (if guarantors are non-Australians, and for use with Form PC8 only)
- Births, Deaths and Marriages Registrar in Australia
Documents written in languages other than English - Please note documents written in languages other than English must be translated into English by recognised translators. Please also note French Town halls, including in French Polynesia, issue multilingual documents and that some may require an Apostille from French authorities (the French Courts of Appeal in the area in which the French town hall is located can issue Apostilles). Please check with our office if your documents require an Apostille.
For further information and appointments - Email: [email protected].