Australian High Commission
Singapore
Singapore

Passports

New policy on passport photos

The Australian Passport Office no longer allows glasses in passport photos taken from 1 July 2018.  Glasses may be allowed in rare circumstances where glasses cannot be removed for medical reasons (e.g. the applicant has severe light sensitivity or recently had eye surgery and glasses are necessary to protect their eyes).  In these cases, a medical certificate is required to be presented at lodgement of the passport application.  The medical certificate must be signed by a medical practitioner and state the medical reason glasses cannot be removed.

 

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.  

 

Citizenship Appointments

The below information is for passport appointments only.  To make an appointment to collect an Australian citizenship certificate, please email: [email protected]  

 

Book an appointment with Australian High Commission Singapore using SetMore

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. 

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

Passport Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit the links below for further information to assist you in completing your application.

Feedback

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