Australian Embassy
Thailand

Consular - Obtaining an Australian passport in Thailand

Australian Passports – Adult Applicants

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

Full passport applications can be lodged at the Consular Section, Australian Embassy in Bangkok between 8.30 - 12.00 pm. Monday to Friday, excluding 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 with them to the passport interview:

  • Completed one-page Renewal Form available at www.passports.gov.au

  • Current Australian passport

  • Three passport photos (guidelines regarding size, colour, etc are listed on the website).

  • Fee payable in Thai baht.

Renewal Applications must be lodged at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok.  

Full Application - Overseas Passport Application (PC8) to replace a lost, stolen or damaged Passport;

or the applicant’s first adult Australian Passport and the Concurrent Passport

 

Applicants must bring the following documents, both an original and photocopy of each, with them to the passport interview:

  • Completed five page Application Form available at www.passports.gov.au including a properly completed Guarantor section (see attached list of guarantor categories)

  • Current Australian passport (if not lost/stolen)

  •  If born in Australia - Original Australian birth certificate

  • If the child was born overseas - original birth certificate AND original English translation by a qualified translator showing the translation office’s stamp AND original Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • Three supporting IDs in your full name: Examples include: Australian or foreign driving licence, foreign passport, Australian Proof of Age card, Medicare card, credit or ATM card, foreign passport, health care or Centrelink card. At least one of these must show the applicant’s photo and address.

  • Three passport photos (guidelines regarding size, colour, etc are listed on the website).

  • Change of name guidelines (Click Here for more Details)

  • Fee payable in Thai baht.

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 on your current passport while your new one is processed, please advise staff at the interview. If you choose this option you will need to present your current passport to us for cancellation before your new one can be released to you.

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

Full Applications may only be lodged at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok between 8.30am and 12.00pm weekdays. 

 

Fees to be paid in Thai Baht, by cash or credit card, at the passport interview

Fees effective from 1 January 2016 are as follows, and include the overseas processing fee of AUD102, introduced in July 2015:

AUD 484 (10 years/67 pages)
AUD 356 (10 years/35 pages)

Fees are payable in Thai Baht at the time of lodgement of the passport application. The fee is linked to the AUD/THB exchange rate and is reviewed monthly. Please check the current Thai baht fee with the Consular Services Section.


Issue of other Australian travel documents

Applicants must be interviewed in person at the Australian Embassy 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. A senior’s passport is valid for 5 years and the fee is AUD229 for a 35 page passport, and includes the overseas processing fee of AUD102.


Consular Services Section, Australian Embassy Bangkok - Contact Details

Address: Australian Embassy Bangkok
37 South Sathorn Rd, Bangkok 10120

Operating Hours: 08:30am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

Passport applications can be lodged between 8.30am and 12.00pm on weekdays. 

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.

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

 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

Overseas Passport Application (PC8)
One parent must be interviewed. Your child does not need to attend.


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

  • Completed Overseas Application Form available at www.passports.gov.au including a completed Guarantor section (see attached 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 showing the translation office’s stamp plus original Australian Citizenship Certificate

  • Original Parents’ passports, in their current name and showing their signature (Examples: Australian or overseas passport)

  • 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 parent’s ID – a name change document plus original translation (Examples: Name change certificate, marriage certificate).

  • If the child’s Australian passport has been lost/stolen - original Thai police report.

  • Three passport photos (guidelines regarding size, colour, etc are listed on the website).

If your child’s Australian passport has been lost or stolen you must also present a Thai police report.

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 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 document 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 

 

Fees to be paid in Thai Baht cash or by credit card at the passport interview

Fees, in Australian dollars, for passports for children are as follows:

From 1 January 2016

AUD 178 (5 years/35 pages) (for children under 16)

AUD 305 (10 years/35 pages) (for children aged 16-17)

Fees are payable in Thai Baht at the time of lodgement of the passport application and can be paid in cash or by credit card.  These fees include the overseas processing fee for minors of AUD 51, introduced in July 2015.  The fee is linked to the AUD/THB exchange rate and is reviewed each month. Please check the current Thai baht fee with the Embassy.


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 the Consent of Both Parents Named on the Birth Certificate 

Refer to  www.passports.gov.au/passportsexplained/childpassports/Pages/default.aspx#consent .  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.


Consular Services Section, Australian Embassy Bangkok - Contact Details 

Address: 37 South Sathorn Rd, Bangkok 10120

Operating Hours: 08:30am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

Passport applications can be lodged between 8.30am and 12.00pm on weekdays.


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.

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