Australian Consulate-General
Phuket, Thailand

Mailed in passport applications (child renewals - PC8)

Eligibility

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 you can answer yes to the above, 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.

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For applications lodged by mail in Thailand

  • Please include a self-addressed envelope (either A5 or A4) for return of your completed document (postage stamps not required)
  • DO NOT send any original documents, including your existing passport
  • Incomplete applications will be delayed. Common issues include:
    • Photos that don’t meet the guidelines, are digitally altered, or have inks marks on them
    • Signatures must be inside the declaration ‘white’ box, and application forms dated using the correct format (DD/MM/YYYY)
    • Credit cards that are not enabled for international transactions
  • If your passport is damaged, please contact us to discuss prior to mailing in your application. 

 

Guide for a child renewal passport application (PC8) by mail

 

                   

 

 1. Complete the application form (PC8) online

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

               

 

 2. Photos

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
  • Ensure ink from the endorsed photo does not transfer to the unendorsed photo

                                                         

 

              

 

 3. Parents proof of identity

  • Photocopies 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)
    • Photocopies should be good quality, and black and white or colour photocopies are acceptable. 
    • Name changes: If the current names of either parent are different to how they appear on the child’s birth certificate, please include certified copies* of documents that explain the change of name.

*Certified copies can be taken by the guarantor (step 6). They should write on the photocopy "this is a true copy of the original document presented to me", with their full name, occupation or Australian passport number and the date signed. Certified copies must be of good quality and may be presented in either colour or black and white. This is only necessary if there are any changes in parental circumstances, such as a name change. 

 

 

             

 

 4. Print the application form

  • Print the child renewal application on plain white A4 paper, using blank ink only. Make sure the form has been 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.

             

 

 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.

 

                

 

 

 6. 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.

               

 

 7. Consent

  • 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.

 

                    

 

 8. Payment

 

              

 

 9. Check the child renewal checklist

 

               

 

 10. Post your application

 Post your application here:

  (Phuket)

  Consular Services Section – Passport Services

  Australian Consulate-General Phuket

  6th Floor, CCM Complex

  77/77 Chalermprakiat Rama 9 Road (Bypass Road)

  Phuket  83000  

 

 (Bangkok / Chiang Mai)

  Consular Services Section – Passport Services

  Australian Embassy Bangkok

  181 Soi Arun McKinnon

  Wireless Road, Lumphini, Pathumwan

  Bangkok 10330

 

                  

 

 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.

                         

 

 

Questions?

If you still have questions, please contact us directly to discuss before sending your application.

 

Phuket

Telephone: +66 (0) 76 317 700

Email: [email protected]

 

Bangkok (including Chiang Mai)

Telephone: +66 (0) 2 344 6300, select Consular Services option

Email: [email protected]