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Children's Passports & Frequently Asked Questions
In addition to the normal requirements for an Australian Passport, there are several additional requirements for applicants who are children (under 18 years of age). For example, full parental consent is required before a passport can be issued to a child.
If you are preparing an application for a child, take the time to read all of the information on the PC8 application form. You should also familiarise yourself with the information relating to children’s applications on Passports Online, especially the information about children and parental consent.
As with all Australian passport applications, we are required to see original documents. We do not accept copies, or certified true copies, under any circumstances. This applies even if you presented the original documents with a previous application.
If you have any further questions, contact us on 2827 8881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s passports - Frequently Asked Questions
1. I am applying for a passport for my child. The other person with parental responsibility for my child is not in Hong Kong. What can I do?
That person may lodge their consent for the application at the nearest Australian Passport Office in Australia, or at any Australian Embassy, High Commission, Consulate General, Consulate or Honorary Consulate if outside Australia.
You may lodge consent for an application at the Consulate in Hong Kong to support an application lodged elsewhere in the world.
2. One party does not consent. Can I still get a passport for the child?
Where a person with parental responsibility cannot, or does not, provide consent a passport can still be issued in some limited circumstances. As requirements are strict, it is likely that the application will be subject to lengthy delays. Please see Children and Parental Consent for further information.
3. How do I apply for a passport for my child? I am an Australian Citizen. My child was born in Hong Kong.
You must obtain an Australian citizenship for your child and present your child's Australian citizenship certificate and Hong Kong birth certificate when applying for an Australian passport.
For information regarding Australian citizenship please see the Australian Citizenship section under "Visas and migration".
For information on Hong Kong birth certificates contact the Hong Kong Immigration Department.
Once these documents are obtained, you can apply for a passport by lodging a PC8 applicaiton form. You can lodge the passport application at the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong. The passport will be ready within 15 business days.
4. I am applying for a passport for my child. Does the child need to attend the interview?
All applications must be lodged, in person, at the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong by a person with parental responsibility for that child. Persons aged under 18 are not required to attend the interview.
To see the Frequently Asked Questions for Australian passports click here.
For more information on applications for passports for children see passports online.