Australian High Commission

Information Pack for Child Passport Renewal Mailed-in Application (PC8)


Child passport renewal applications (PC8) can be mailed-in provided the applicant is: 

  • aged up to 15 years old and    
  • has held a previous passport
  • has both parent consent
  • applicant is based in Pakistan 

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 by mail in Pakistan

  • For mailed in passport applications, a drop off and collection service at the Australian High Commission Islamabad is NOT available.
  • Please complete Overseas Passport Application form online  (*onshore application form is not acceptable)
  • DO NOT send any original documents, including your existing passport.
  • Incomplete applications will be delayed. Common issues include:
    • Photos that don’t meet the guidelines, are digitally altered, or have ink marks on them.
    • Signatures must be inside the declaration ‘white’ box, and application forms dated using the correct format (DD/MM/YYYY)
    • Payment via Bank Draft/Pay Order only in favour of “Australian High Commission Official Account” for an exact amount in PKR.
  • If your passport is damaged, please contact us to discuss prior to mailing in your application.

                Guide for a child renewal passport application (PC8) by mail



 1.Complete online application form (PC8)

  • The application must be lodged within six months of completion.




 2. Photos

  • Include minimum four passport photos, less than six months 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] 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

  • Certified copies of both parents’ identity documents on A4 paper that show their name, photo, signature and current Pakistan address (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 certified documents that explain the change of name.
    • Certification: non-Australian guarantor can certify copies as “this is a true copy of the document present to me”. Non-Australian guarantor list is available below in the guarantor's section.
    • 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 child renewal application on plain white A4 paper, using blank 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 (find below link to the non- Australian guarantor list)

  • 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.



 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 witness.




 8. Payment

  • The Passport fee can be paid only by a pay order/bank draft issued by any bank in Pakistan in Pakistani Rupees in favour of “Australian High Commission Official Account” for the exact payable amount. Turnaround for passport applications is up to six weeks from the day you receive passport application receipt from passport section. There is no priority processing available in Pakistan.




 9. Check the child passport renewal checklist



 10. Post your application

  • Post your completed application to:

Passport Section | Australian High Commission | Constitution Ave and Ispahani Rd, Diplomatic Enclave No. 1, G-5/4 |Islamabad |Tel: 0092-51-8355500

PLEASE NOTE: Passport applications should be received at the above address before last seven working days of the month. Applications received after this time period will be processed in the following month with new passport fee which may cause delays in processing.

   Have you included:

  • Applicant’s complete printed and signed application form.
  • Four (4) Passport photos including two properly endorsed by the guarantor.
  • Certified photo IDs of both parents
  • Correctly issued bank draft/pay order from any bank in Pakistan. 



 11. How long will it take?

  • Please allow a minimum of six weeks to renew your passport once payment receipt sent to your email address. Kindly note, while most passports are being processed in less than six weeks, some are more complex and take longer.



If you still have questions, please contact us directly to discuss before sending your application.


Passport Section

Australian High Commission Islamabad

Telephone: 0092 51 8355500, press option 2

Email: [email protected]