Friday, July 30, 2010

Australian Passport Information

Australian Passport Information

An Australian passport allows its bearer to travel across all countries of the world.

Eligibility criteria to apply for a passport:
The following is the eligibility criteria to apply for an Australian passport:

Applicant must be an Australian citizen to apply for a passport

How to apply for a passport?

Passports can be applied locally as well as from overseas. Locals can fill up the passport application form and can submit in their nearest passport offices. Residents staying outside Australia can submit a completely filled passport application form at the Australian embassy or consulates.

Documents required in issuing a passport:
Any three of the following documents are required by an applicant to issue a passport:
•    Birth certificate issued by Australian birth, death and marriage registrars
•    Citizenship certificate issued by Department of Immigration and Citizenship
•    Health card
•    Veteran’s Affairs card
•    Driving License
•    Vehicle registration and insurance papers
•    Telephone bills, electricity bills or gas bills
•    Credit card number
•    Bank account details
•    Insurance papers

Time Required in Issuing a Passport:
Time required in issuing a passport varies between 10 and 14 working days. However applicants are advised to allow sufficient time for processing and issuing of passports

Costs Involved in Issuing a Passport:
A standard 32 pages adult and child passport can cost up to a$208 and a $104 respectively.
64 pages adult and child passport can cost up to a$312 and a$156 respectively.
32 and 64 pages Senior’s passport can cost up to a$104 and a $156 respectively.
Applicants must also have to bear the expenses of other travel documents as per required during the issue of the passport.

Validity of Passport:

Adult and child passports are valid for 10 and 5 years respectively. Senior passport is valid for a period of 5 years only.

For more details visit official website

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