Australian High Commission

Information Pack for Australian Passport Application (PC8) – By Appointments Only


  • first-time child applications
  • applicants aged 16 or 17 at the time of lodgement.
  • has both parent consent for minors under 17 years of age.
  • first adult passport
  • applicant is based in Pakistan.
  • if adult passport has been reported lost, stolen, or cancelled.

If you can answer yes to the above, complete your overseas passport application online PC8 passport application and read all attachments carefully.

For first-time child applications and applicants aged 16 or 17, the application must be lodged in person by appointment only. For appointments, kindly contact us on +92-51-8355500 option 2 (Passport Section). Please note that due to increase in demand for Australian passport, there is considerable waiting time for appointments.  

For applications lodged in person in Pakistan

  • Please complete Overseas Passport Application form online    (*onshore application form is not acceptable)
  • Bring all original documents with complete application form on the day of scheduled appointment.
  • If any original documentation is in Australia with non-lodging parent, it must be submitted to the nearest passport office a week before the appointment with non-lodging parent consent and photo ID.  
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted, and a new appointment will need to be scheduled. Common issues include:
    • Missing of any original cardinal documents - Check the list of supporting documents
    • Missing any parent’s consent to support the application, Check the consent section  
    • Incomplete guarantor and consent page or photos are not properly endorsed by guarantor or guarantor/witness is not fulfilling the criteria.
    • Photos that don’t meet the guidelines, are digitally altered, or have ink marks on them. Check photos section
    • Signatures must be inside the declaration ‘white’ box, and application forms dated using the correct format (DD/MM/YYYY)
  • If your passport is damaged/lost, please contact us +92518355500 press option: 2, to discuss prior to attending your appointment.

         Guide for Australian Passport Application (PC8) – By Appointments Only


 1.Complete online application form (PC8)

  • Please complete overseas passport application (PC8) only
  • The application must be lodged within six months of completion.


 2. Photos

  • Include minimum four passport photos, less than six month old. Refer to photo guidelines for more information.
  • The back of two photos must be endorsed by the child’s guarantor, must be clear readable handwriting ‘This is a true photo of [the child’s full name in capital letters] and signed in black pen
  • DO NOT attach the photos to the form as this may damage them.
  • You may wish to get photos from suggested photo studios in Pakistan, however, “The Australian High Commission does not endorse any of the photo studios appearing in the list, provides no guarantees as to their quality and does not accept any liability if you choose to engage one of these photo studios”.



 3. Parents proof of identity

  • Both parents’ identity documents that show their name, photo, signature and current address in Pakistan (i.e. both parents or those with parental responsibility for the child who signed section 17 on the application form)
    • Name changes: If the current names of either parent are different to how they appear on the child’s birth certificate, please include name change certificate or complete B11 General Declaration Form explaining the reason of name change
    • Current address: Please provide statement on B11 General Declaration Form if lodging parents’ photo ID do not contain current address.


 4. Print the application form

  • Print the application on plain white A4 paper, using black ink only. Make sure the form has been printed in full and isn't cut off at the top or bottom of the page.
  • Provide contact details on the form (including mailing address), for Pakistan.
  • 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 non-Australian 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.

  • See: Non-Australian Guarantor List


 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 non-related witness.
  • If any parent is in Australia: need to submit his/her consent to the nearest post or passport office at least a week before the scheduled appointment.
  • If any parent is outside Pakistan: he/she need to submit his/her consent with a photo ID to the nearest Australian Mission overseas at least a week before the scheduled appointment.


 8. Payment

  • The preferred mode of payment for passport fee is either by credit/debit card or bank draft in Pakistani Rupees in favour of Australian High Commission Official Account” for the exact payable amount. Fee in Pakistani Rupees may change due to variance in exchange rate, please re-confirm the fee with us at +92518355500 press option:2 or email at [email protected] before making the bank draft.
  • Please visit Passport Fees Schedule for updated fee for the current month.


 9. Check the list of supporting documents


 10. Complete your application

  Have you included:

  • Applicant’s complete printed and signed application form.
  • Four (4) Passport photos including two properly endorsed by the guarantor.
  • If any parent is outside Pakistan, has submitted his/her consent with photo ID to the nearest Australian Mission overseas or if in Australia, to the post or passport office at least a week before the scheduled appointment.
  • Both parents signed the consent page, properly witnessed by a non-related person.
  • Both parents passports/photo ID that show their name, photo, signature and current address in Pakistan.
  • If paying passport fee via pay order/bank draft, make sure it is correctly issued in favour of “Australian High Commission Official Account” from any bank in Pakistan.


 11. How long will it take?

  • Please allow a minimum of six weeks to receive a new passport from the day you lodge a complete passport application. Please note while most passports are being processed in less than six weeks, some are more complex and take longer. There is no priority processing available in Pakistan.


 12. How to access Diplomatic Enclave Islamabad

  • Access to the diplomatic enclave in Islamabad, where the Australian High Commission (AHC) is located, has been restricted by the Pakistani Government for security reasons. Access is only possible after you have scheduled an appointment with the AHC.
  • Diplomatic Shuttle Service (DSS) has an office and bus station located on the corner of Third Avenue (Quaid-e-Azam University Road) and Murree Road. Bus tickets are available for sale at this office. DSS offer several categories of service at different prices. (The shuttle service is a private company, and the price is subject to change without notice). There is no parking near the AHC’s Passport and Consular section. Further information about this service can be obtained directly from DSS office.
  • Please arrive at the shuttle bus station at least one hour before your scheduled appointment to allow time for security checks.



For any additional questions, please contact us directly prior to attending the interview on the day of scheduled appointment.

Passport Section

Australian High Commission Islamabad

Telephone: 0092 51 8355500, press option 2

Email: [email protected]