Passport Applications by Post - Child Renewals
The Australian Passport Office in The Hague is now accepting child renewal applications by post (PC8).
You should post your application via tracked delivery.
Once your application has been checked for completion, you will receive an email with payment details.
Child passport renewal applications (PC8) can be sent in by post provided the applicant is:
- aged up to 15 years old and
- has held a previous passport
If you can answer yes to the above, complete a PC8 passport renewal application online.
For first-time child applications and applicants aged 16 or 17, the application must be lodged in person by appointment only by clicking here.
If you have urgent travel, please contact the Embassy by sending an email or telephone 070 310 8200 for further advice.
Guide for Child renewal application by post
Complete your renewal application form (PC8) online
- The application must be lodged within six months of completion
1. Print the application form
- Print the child renewal application on plain white A4 paper, using blank ink only. Make sure the form has printed in full and isn't cut off at the top or bottom of the page.
- 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.
2. 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.
- Note: Please do not include or send your Australian passport to the Embassy - further details on how to cancel your current document will be advised upon completion of your new passport.
- Include a minimum of two colour passport photos, less than six months old. Refer to photo guidelines for more information.
- The back of the photo must be endorsed by the child's guarantor, writing 'This is a true photo of [the child's full name]' and signed in black pen.
- Do NOT attach the photos to the form or use a paperclip as this may damage them.
4. Parents proof of identity
- Photocopies of both parents’ identity documents that show their name, photo and signature (i.e. both parents or those with parental responsibility for the child who signed section 17 on the application form).
- Proof of current address e.g. regular copy of a bank statement or a utility bill or official government letter.
- 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. Accepted certified copies (gewaarmerkt kopie) can be done by your local municipality or by a notary.
- A 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. Refer to https://www.passports.gov.au for more information on guarantor requirements.
- 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.
- Once the application is complete, the Embassy will contact you by email with payment details. Payment will need to be done by local bank transfer.
8. Check the child renewal checklist
- Before posting your application, review your child renewal checklist.
- PLEASE NOTE incomplete applications will cause delays.
9. Post your application
- Post your application to:
Passport Renewal Office
2517 KH Den Haag
10. How long will it take?
- Due to a high demand in passport applications, it is advisable to lodge your passport application as soon as possible and in considerable advance of any planned travel.
- Current processing times are a minimum of 8 working weeks from the lodgement of a complete application and payment of applicable fees.