U.S. Citizen Services
Please follow the U.S. Consulate General’s instructions outlined below when preparing to apply for a U.S. passport in Australia.
Passports submitted to support an application for a new passport will be canceled and returned with the applicant’s new passport. Please refer to our information regarding current processing times and passport validity.
Applications by mail:
- Renewal of an adult’s passport issued less than 15 years ago
- Change of name or correcting information on a passport issued:
- Replace a limited validity (emergency) passport
Applications requiring personal appearance:
- Replace a Lost/Stolen/Damaged passport
- Passports for a minor child (under age 16)
- Renewal of a passport issued more than 15 years ago or while applicant was under age 16
- First time applicant over age 16
Additional visa pages
Second U.S. Passport
- In limited circumstances, the Department of State may issue a second U.S. passport to certain individuals. If you think you may have need of a second U.S. passport, please contact the U.S. Consulate General serving your area to determine eligibility
For additional information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.
Child Support and Passport Issuance
Please visit our Child Support Page
Use of U.S. Passport
If you are a U.S. citizen you must, by law, enter and depart the United States on a valid U.S. passport, regardless of age or possession of foreign passports. The details of this law can be found in U.S. Code Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter II, Part II, § 1185 paying particular attention to section (b) which details:
…it shall be unlawful for any citizen of the United States to depart from or enter, or attempt to depart from or enter, the United States unless he bears a valid United States passport.
Please ensure that you adhere to these regulations to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays when entering the United States. Be aware that port of entry officials in the United States do have the authority to issue fines should you choose to disregard this law.