Current passport delivery times
The Australian Passport Office (APO) is currently seeing strong demand for passports. For this reason, it is advising its customers to apply for or renew their passport well ahead of their planned travel dates. The APO is therefore recommending, at least for now, that they allow up to six weeks to get a new passport. You may choose to collect at our office or have the passport delivered to you in Singapore. Please advise the interviewing officer at the time of your lodgement if you are travelling within the next 6 weeks. Please see Passports: Passport Collections (highcommission.gov.au)
Passports are printed in Australia so we are unable to offer a priority service in Singapore. Please see How long to get a passport | Australian Passport Office (passports.gov.au).
New Passport Process
The Australian Passport Office has implemented a new process in how a picture of you becomes part of your passport.
For some types of passport applications, Australian High Commission passport staff will take a digital photo of you when you lodge your passport application, and this digital photo will be the picture of you that appears in your passport. As this is a new process you are still required to bring in a physical photo, which meets all the passport photograph requirements, when you submit your application. Click here for Passport Photo Guidelines.
Who should lodge an Australian passport application?
Applications for Australian passports must be lodged in person. Children under 16 years do not need to attend interviews. You will need to make an appointment. We will only see you in exceptional circumstances without an appointment.
The below information is for passport appointments only. To apply for Australian citizenship, please see: Become a citizen (homeaffairs.gov.au)
Given the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we ask for your patience when making appointments. Clients should be aware that they will be temperature screened on arrival at the Australian High Commission. All visitors while in the Australian High Commission must wear a mask in line with the Singaporean Ministry of Health direction. Social distancing measures are also in place. Please note that you will only be permitted entry into the High Commission, no more than 15 minutes before your appointment time. In line with enhanced COVID-19 measures in Singapore, the Australian High Commission will only permit 2 adults per appointment for passport and notarial services.
Please select the correct appointment type matching your application. To lodge two applications at the same time, select 2 Passport applications or for three applications, select 3 Passport applications. Please contact us in advance if you are applying for more than three passports at the same time. Take care to make the correct selection as this may affect our ability to complete your application during the appointed time.
Please note that appointments are normally booked out up to 2 weeks in advance. Keep this in mind when making your travel plans.
More information including booking policy is available here
Passports will be delivered by Singapore Registered Mail to a local address, free of charge.
Passport application types
- Adult Passport, Renewal (Link to simplified renewal form)
- Adult passport, apply for first adult passport (not able to use simplified renewal form)
- Adult passport, apply for a passport in a new name
- Adult passport, apply for a concurrent passport
- Child passport (under 18 years of age, apply for first passport or renewal)
Passport Frequently Asked Questions
Please visit the links below for further information to assist you in completing your application.
- General Passport Application and Renewal Questions
- Passport fees
- Emergency Passports
- Lost and Stolen Passport
- Passport Collections and Delivery
- Passport Photo Guidelines
- Guarantors for a Passport Application
You can submit feedback to us on our Consular, Notarial and Passport services by emailing us here.
The Australian Passport Office has a series of videos about apply for and using an Australian passport. The videos are available for viewing at the following link: www.youtube.com/playlist