Australian Embassy
Thailand

Australian Passports

How to obtain an Australian Passport in Thailand

The Consular Services Section accepts applications for Australian passports. Standard processing time for an Australian passport is 15 working days once the application has been lodged at the Embassy. Applicants must lodge their Australian passport application in person at the Embassy. Applications are not accepted by post.


Australian Passports – Adult Applicants

The following information should be read in conjunction with the Australian passport application form. Please complete and print the appropriate form from the website www.passports.gov.au.

Full passport applications can be lodged at the Consular Services Section, Australian Embassy in Bangkok between 8.30am - 12.00pm from  Monday to Friday, excluding Embassy public holidays.  No appointment is necessary. 

If possible, please attend the office early in the day and allow plenty of time for the interview and document processing requirements to be completed.


Renewal (PC7) - to replace an existing undamaged adult Australian passport

Applicants must bring the following original documents and one photocopy of each to the passport interview:

If you are unable to print a Renewal application from the online site please email our office (consular.bangkok@dfat.gov.au) for further assistance.


Full Application - Overseas Passport Application (PC8) - to replace a lost, stolen or damaged passport; or the applicant’s first adult Australian passport or concurrent passport

Applicants must bring the following original documents and one photocopy of each to the passport interview:

  • Completed five-page application form available at www.passports.gov.au including a properly completed Guarantor section (see below for the list of guarantor categories).
  • Current Australian passport (if not lost/stolen).
  • If born in Australia – Original Australian birth certificate.
  • If born in Australia on or after 20/08/1986 - Original Australian birth certificate plus evidence to prove your Australian citizenship or to prove that one of your parents was an Australian citizen at the time of your birth https://www.passports.gov.au/passportsexplained/theapplicationprocess/eligibilityoverview/Pages/confirmingcitizenship.aspx
  • If born overseas – Original overseas birth certificate AND original translation by a qualified translator showing the translation office’s stamp AND original Australian Citizenship certificate.
  • Three supporting IDs in your full name such as Australian or foreign driving licence, foreign passport, Australian Proof of Age card, Medicare card, credit or ATM card, health care or Centrelink card.  At least one of these must show the applicant’s photo and address.
  • Two passport photos - https://www.passports.gov.au/Web/Requirements/Photos.aspx
  • Credit card payment is preferred.
  • Change of name guidelines – https://www.passports.gov.au/Web/NameChange.aspx
  • If your Australian passport has been lost or stolen you must also present a Thai police report.

Your new passport will take 3 weeks (15 working days) to process. If you need to travel while your new document is being processed, please advise staff at the interview. For this option you will need to keep your current passport and present it to us for cancellation when you collect your new passport.

If you choose to have your current passport cancelled at the interview, your new passport can be mailed to you in Thailand or collected in person from the Consular Services Section at the Embassy.

Effective 1 January 2017, passport fees and the overseas surcharge have increased as follows:

Adult Passport (66 pages) = AUD407 plus AUD103 (total AUD510)

Adult Passport (34 pages) = AUD277 plus AUD103 (total AUD380)

***Fees: Credit card payment is preferred. The fee is linked to the AUD/THB exchange rate and is re-aligned each month.  For current Thai Baht fee information please contact the Consular Services Section or e-mail: consular.bangkok@dfat.gov.au

Issue of other Australian travel documents

Applicants must be interviewed in person at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok.  Issue of these travel documents is subject to meeting special requirements.

Under some circumstances a limited-validity Emergency passport or other type of travel document may be issued to facilitate urgent travel to Australia. Please contact the Consular Services Section for further information.


Passports for Seniors 75 years of age and older

Applicants aged 75 years and older may request a senior’s passport which is valid for 5 years.

Senior adult passport (34 pages) = AUD139 plus AUD103 (total AUD242)

 

Australian Passports – Applications for Minors

This information sheet should be read in conjunction with the Australian passport application form. Please complete and print the appropriate form from the website www.passports.gov.au

Completed passport applications can be lodged at the Consular Services Section, Australian Embassy in Bangkok between 08:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, excluding Embassy public holidaysNo appointment is necessary.

If possible, please attend the office early and allow plenty of time for the interview and document processing requirements to be completed.
 

Overseas Passport Application (PC8)
One parent must be interviewed

Your child does not need to attend, unless they are 16 years of age and over


The lodging parent must bring the following original documents and one photocopy of each to the passport interview:

  • Completed Overseas Application Form (PC8) available at www.passports.gov.au including a completed Guarantor section (see below for the list of guarantor categories).
  • Current Australian passport (if the child has one).
  • If the child was born in Australia - original Australian birth certificate.
  • If the child was born overseas - original birth certificate plus original translation by a qualified translator showing the translation office’s stamp plus original Australian Citizenship Certificate.
  • Original parents’ passports in their current name and showing their signature (eg: Australian or overseas passport).
  • If the child has changed names following the issue of a citizenship certificate please refer to the following link https://www.passports.gov.au/Web/NameChange.aspx
  • Marriage Certificate plus original translation (if any).
  • If the spelling or entire name of a parent on the child’s birth certificate differs from the parents' ID – a name change document plus original translation.
  • If the child’s Australian passport has been lost/stolen - original Thai police report.
  • Two passport photos (guidelines on size, colour, etc are listed on the following link: https://www.passports.gov.au/Web/Requirements/Photos.aspx
  • If your child's Australian passport has been lost or stolen you must also present a Thai police report.
  • Effective 1 January 2017, passport fees and the overseas surcharge have increased as follows:

Child passport under 16 years of age  (34 pages) = AUD 139 plus AUD 52 (total AUD 191)

Child passport 16 years of age and over   (34 pages) = AUD 277 plus AUD 52 (total AUD 329)

***Fees: Credit card payment is preferred.  The fee is linked to the AUD/THB exchange rate and is re-aligned each month.  For current THB fee information please contact the Consular Services Section or e-mail: consular.bangkok@dfat.gov.au

Our processing office in Canberra may request additional documents after the application has been assessed by them. We will contact you if any additional documentation is needed.

Your child’s new passport will take 3 weeks (15 working days) to process. If your child needs to travel on their current passport while the new one is being processed, please advise staff at the interview. If you choose this option you will need to present the child’s current passport to us for cancellation before the new one can be released to you. If you choose to have your child’s current passport cancelled at the interview, the new passport can be mailed to you in Thailand or collected in person from the Australian Embassy Bangkok.

Occupational Guarantor Occupation Groups

The applicant's identity must be clearly established. A Guarantor may be either:

  • The holder of a current Australian passport with at least two years validity; or
  • The local equivalent of the occupational categories listed below.
     
              Occupational Category
                                                       Occupational Category

Accountants to whom the following membership status applies:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants
  • National Institute of Accountants
  • Association of Taxation and Management Accountants
  • Registered Tax Agents

Members currently serving in the regular Australian Defence Force

  • with at least five years continuous service

Bailiffs

Members of the Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries in Australia

Barristers, Solicitors and Patent Attorneys

Pharmacists

Bank Managers
except managers of bank travel centres

Police Officers

  • with at least 5 years continuous service

Chartered Professional Engineers

Postal Managers

Clerk of Courts

Public Servants

  • current full-time employees of Commonwealth, State, Territory or local Governments or Statutory Authorities

  • who have been employed continuously for at least 5 years by their current employer

Clerk of Petty Sessions

Registered Medical Practitioners

Dentists

Registered Nurses

Elected Representatives of:

  • Federal Parliaments

  • State Parliaments

  • Territory Parliaments

  • Legislative Assembly of Norfolk Island

  • Municipal or Shire Councils

Registered Optometrists

Registered Physiotherapists

Registered Psychologists  

 

 

 

Holders of Statutory Offices for which an annual salary is payable

Sheriffs

Judges

Stipendiary Magistrates

Marriage Celebrants

Teachers

  • full time and who have been teaching for more than 5 years at schools or tertiary institutions 

 

Other Travel Documents

Under some circumstances a limited-validity Emergency passport or other type of travel document may be issued to facilitate urgent travel to Australia. Please contact the Consular Services Section for further information.


Child’s passport without consent from each person with parental responsibility

Refer to https://www.passports.gov.au/passportsexplained/childpassports/Pages/default.aspx

Applications without the consent of parents named on the child’s birth certificate must be referred to Canberra. A decision may take up to 6 weeks.

It is advisable not to make firm plans or pay for tickets until approval for the issue of the child’s passport has been confirmed.

Telephone: 02 344 6300
Fax: 02 344 6310
Email: consular.bangkok@dfat.gov.au