Australian Embassy
Finland and Latvia
Australian Ambassador H.E. Ms Frances Sagala 

Passports: In-person applications

Applying for a passport in-person 


Due to increased demand, please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your new passport after successful lodgement.

1. Complete the application form online

When you create your passports account, you will be directed automatically to the correct form.

Apply Here 


2. Print, sign and date your form

  • Print the application on plain white A4 paper in black ink only. You may need to adjust your print settings so that the top/bottom of the pages are not cut off. Applications must be less than six months old.

  • Sign all sections using a black pen only, within the white signature box. Ensure your signature(s) have been witness where applicable. Passport staff cannot witness signatures.


3. Supporting documents

You must bring the original supporting documents with you to your appointment, along with your completed application form.


For an adult PC7 application (renewal), you will need:

  • Your completed application form

  • At least two passport photos (see below)

  • Please note: Adult PC7 applications can be lodged by mail. 

For an adult PC8 application (new application), you will need:


For a child PC8 application, you will need:

  • Your completed application form

  • At least two passport photos (see below)

  • The child’s original full birth certificate

  • Original evidence that your child is an Australian citizen

  • Documents that prove any change of name

  • Any court orders and additional passport forms we require to establish who has parental responsibility for the child

  • Child applications must have consent from all parent(s)/guardian(s)

  • For the parent(s) or those with parental responsibility lodging the application, identity documents that together show their photo, signature and current residential address

  • Children aged 16 or 17 years must also bring at least two forms of identity documents that together show their photo, signature and current residential address. The child must attend the in-person appointment with their lodging parent/guardian.

  • Please note: applications to renew a passport for children aged 15 years or younger can be lodged by mail.


4. Photos and Guarantor

  • Two Australian standard passport photos, less than six months old, with your full name written on the back of one photo with a black pen. The photos must meet our photo guidelines. Please do not attach the photos to the form as this may damage them.

    • Please note: It is helpful if you can provide four photos, in case one or both photos are rejected for minor scratches, dust or other blemishes when scanned. We will return any unused photos to you with your new passport.

  • A guarantor must sign the application and endorse the back of one photo for all new (PC8) applications. The guarantor cannot be related to the applicant.

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5. Book an appointment for passport interview 

  • For child applications, one parent must lodge the application in person. The lodging parent does not have to be Australian.  Children aged 16 and 17 years old must attend the interview accompanied by one parent. Children aged 15 years and younger are not required to attend the interview.

Book an Appointment 


OR if you live in Finland, Latvia or Estonia, you can book a passport appointment with one of our Honorary Consuls in Helsinki and Riga. Please arrange an appointment by contacting:

·         Honorary Consul in Finland (Ms Anja Aalto) - [email protected]

·         Honorary Consul in Latvia (Mr Toby Moore) - [email protected]

·         Honorary Consul in Estonia (Mr Kevin Parnell) - [email protected]


6. Processing time

Due to increased demand, passports are currently taking 4-6 weeks to arrive at the Embassy from successful lodgement. Incomplete applications will cause delays. You should factor these timeframes into your travel plans.

While your application is being processed, your previous passport remains valid until its expiry date. It will be automatically cancelled when you collect your new passport (or 30 days after we have posted it to you).

If you would like us to post your new passport to you, a postage fee applies.