Australian Embassy
Germany

PassportNew

Application for a NEW Australian Passport

All passport applications must be submitted in person and by appointment only. Appointments must be booked online.

Adult Passport, Not eligible for a renewal

Booking an appointment in Berlin

Booking an appointment in Frankfurt

Emergency Passports

List of Guarantors/Referees

Lost/Stolen/Damaged Passports

Minor Passport Applications

Minor Passport Applications (Children aged 16-17)

Name Change


 

Documents

Please bring the following original documents to your appointment:

  • Completed PC8 application form

  • Proof of citizenship:

    Born in Australia
    Your full Australian birth certificate issued by an Australian state or territory Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages plus, if you were born on or after 20 August 1986, additional documentation to confirm your citizenship.

    Born overseas
    Your Australian citizenship certificate issued by the Commonwealth of Australia and your original full birth certificate. The birth certificate must be either an international version or must be accompanied by a translation from a certified translator.

  • Proof of ID documents – one document from each category, A, B and C:
    A. Original valid photo ID (foreign passport, driver’s license or residence permit)
    B. Original valid other ID (health insurance card, credit card, bank card or Social Security card)
    C. Proof of residential address – Original utility/phone/medical bill or bank statement

  • Proof of the mother’s maiden name  – Original birth or marriage certificate of your mother only if the maiden name is not shown on your own birth certificate

  • Expiring/expired passport (this will be returned with the new passport)

  • Two compliant passport photos: One photo must be correctly endorsed and signed on the back by the referee. Please do not attach the photos with paperclips, tape or glue. Leave them loose and we will attach them. It is advisable to present the general photograph guidelines to a photographer when you have your passport pictures taken as the German and Australian photograph guidelines for passports differ.

Additional documents required for the following types of applications:

 

Minor Passport Applications

Please bring the general documents required for all PC8 applications.
Unmarried children under the age of 18 will be issued with individual Australian passports. Inclusion in another person\'s passport (e.g. parent) is not possible. Children under the age of 16 are not required to attend the appointment. Applicants are required to additionally provide:

  • the passport or identification card showing the name, signature and address of the lodging parent. If the address is not shown on the ID, please bring other proof of residential address (Original utility/phone/medical bill or bank statement); The child does not need to provide proof of ID documents as outlined above
  • written consent, duly witnessed, of all persons having custody, guardianship or access rights.

Minor Passport Applications (16-17 years)

Please bring the general documents required for all PC8 applications.

10-year validity passports will be issued for children aged 16 or 17. In addition to the usual requirements for a child passport application, the  applicant must attend the interview along with the lodging parent. The issue of a 10-year passport is not optional.

Unmarried children under the age of 18 will be issued with individual Australian passports. Inclusion in another person's passport (e.g. parent) is not possible. Applicants are required to additionally provide:

  • the passport or identification card showing the name, signature and address of the lodging parent. If the address is not shown on the ID, please bring other proof of residential address (Original utility/phone/medical bill or bank statement); The child does not need to provide proof of ID documents as outlined above
  • written consent, duly witnessed, of all persons having custody, guardianship or access rights.


Change of name after marriage, divorce or death of a spouse

Please bring the general documents required for all PC8 applications.

If you change your surname by marriage or revert to a previous surname because of divorce or death of a spouse, you may apply for a gratis replacement of the passport that was current at the time of the event. The replacement passport will be issued in your new surname and will have the same expiry date as the current passport. To qualify for a gratis replacement, your current passport must have more than two year’s validity remaining.

Applications who wish to change their surname on their passport are required to additionally provide:

  • Proof of name change

Marriage:
Born and Married in Australia - Original marriage certificate issued by the Register of Births Deaths and Marriages
Born Overseas and Married in Australia - Original marriage certificate issued by the Register of Births Deaths and Marriages
Born in Australia and Married Overseas - Original name change certificate or revised birth certificate issued by the Register of Births Deaths and Marriages  and the original foreign marriage certificate stamped with an apostille. The foreign marriage certificate  will need to be an international version or an official certified English translation is required.
Born and Married Overseas - Original foreign marriage certificate stamped with an Apostille. The marriage certificate will need to be an international version or an official certified English translation is required.


Divorce:
Born and Married in Australia - Original name change certificate issued by the Register of Births Deaths and Marriages
Born in Australia and Married Overseas - Original name change certificate or revised birth certificate issued by the Register of Births Deaths and Marriages and the Original divorce papers. If the documents are in a foreign language then an official certified English translation of all pages is required.
Born and Married Overseas - Original divorce papers stamped with an Apostille. If the documents are in a foreign language then an official certified English translation of all pages is required. 

 

Lost/Stolen/Damaged Passports

To report your passport lost or stolen, please follow this link and fill in the form.

To replace a lost, stolen or seriously damaged passport, you will need to apply for a new passport and provide the general documents required for all PC8 applications (and additional documents for minors if applicable).

 

Emergency Passports

Only Australian citizens can be issued with an Emergency passport in circumstances where either they cannot complete all requirements (other than identity, citizenship and entitlement) for the issue of a full validity passport or they can complete all requirements but there is a need to travel urgently. This travel document will contain only 4 visa pages and the validity will be limited to a period between seven and twelve months, to meet the immediate travel needs of the client. The Emergency Passport would be guaranteed within two working days, once all requirements are fulfilled. A full validity passport may be applied for simultaneously, utilising the same application as for the Emergency Passport.

It is the responsibility of the holder to ensure the travel document is suitable for entry, transit and exit for any ongoing travel including visa requirements.

If you need to travel within the next 48 hours, please contact the Australian Embassy Berlin on +49 30 88 00 88 0 (Option "2" for consular and passports) or the Australian Consulate-General in Frankfurt on +49 69 905580 0 immediately.


Referee


You will need a referee to endorse your photograph and complete section 11 of the form. If you do not know an Australian passport holder who can meet the requirements in Section 11, page 83, you may use someone currently employed in Germany in the following approved professional or occupational groups. This person does not have to be Australian.

 Chartered/Certified Accountants, Chartered Engineers, Bank Managers
 Judges, Barristers, Solicitors, Patent Attorneys, Clerks of Court, Bailiffs, Sheriffs
 Registered Medical Practitioners, Dentists, Pharmacists, Registered Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Nurses
 Members of Parliament, elected City, County and District Councillors
 Police Officers with at least 5 years continuous service
 Members currently serving in the regular Australian or British Defence Force with at least 5 years continuous service
 Ministers of Religion and Marriage Celebrants
 Teachers - full-time, who have been teaching for more than 5 years
 Civil Servants - full-time, who have been employed continuously for at least 5 years by their current employer