Check your eligibility

Firstly, make sure you're eligible for an Australian passport. The main eligibility requirement is Australian citizenship. That means you're either born in Australia or you've got a certificate of Australian citizenship.

Fill out and print your form

  • Use black pen
  • Use CAPITAL letters
  • Write inside the boxes
  • Ensure both your, and your guarantor/referee’s handwriting is clear and legible
  • If you sign before attending your passport application lodgement, make sure you sign within the designated space

A handy tip for making sure that your application is printed successfully is to check that the signature box has markings around it (so it’s easily visible) and that the triangles on the page are all the same size and shape.