Embajada de Australia
Argentina, Paraguay y Uruguay

Child Renewal Passport Application

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

1. Complete the application form (PC8) online

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


2. Photos

  • Include minimum two passport photos, less than six months old. Refer to photo guidelines for more information.
  • The back of one 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 as this may damage them


3. Parents proof of identity

  • Copies of both parents’ identity documents that show their name, photo, signature and current 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.


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.
  • 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 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.


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

9. Check the child renewal checklist

  • Before posting your application, review the child renewal checklist here. We recommend you contact us before mailing an application to avoid potential delays.


10. Post your application

  • Post your application to Villanueva 1400, Buenos Aires (1426).


11. How long will it take?

Please allow a minimum of six weeks to receive a new passport once payment has been taken. PLEASE NOTE: incomplete applications will cause delays.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I mail-in a first-time child passport application?
    • No. First time child applications must be lodged in person at your nearest mission. Applicants aged up to 15 years old who have held a previous passport are eligible to apply by mail.
  2. Do I include the applicant’s previous passport with the application?
    • No need to send the physical passport
  3. Do I need to include a copy of the applicant’s previous passport bio data page?
    • No 
  4. Do I need to include a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate?
    • No 
  5. Do I need to include a copy of the applicant’s citizenship certificate?
    • No.


  6. Where do I mail the application to?
    • Villanueva 1400, Buenos Aires (1426).


  7. Will the mission post the child’s new passport to me?
  • The new passport will be posted to the postal address provided on the passport application form (PC8). If your circumstances have since changed, please contact the mission where you mailed your application to discuss alternative options. Postage fees will apply. Please contact us for further details

9. What if I cannot access the online portal to complete and print a PC8 application to renew my child’s passports?

  • Contact your nearest Australian mission for further advice.