Australian Embassy
The Philippines

Guide for Adult renewal application (PC7) by courier

Renewing a Passport by courier

For an Adult passport renewal, you must be 18 years and over and you will need a passport that:

  • was issued when you were aged 16 or older
  • was issued on or after 1 January 2006
  • had, when it was issued, at least two years’ validity
  • has your current name, date of birth, place of birth and gender, and
  • has not been reported lost, stolen, or cancelled.

If you can answer yes to all the above, complete your passport renewal application (PC7) online and return it to us by courier.

If you don’t meet these criteria, you’ll need lodge your application in person by appointment.

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Guide for Adult renewal application (PC7) by courier

1. Complete your renewal application form online

  • The application must be lodged within six months of completion

2. Print and sign your application form

  • Print your application on plain white A4 paper, using black ink only. Make sure your form has printed in full and isn't cut off at the top or bottom of the page.
  • Sign and date the form using black pen, within the signature box. Make sure there are no alterations or whiteout on the signature or the date.

Note: You cannot download blank forms.

3. Photos

  • Two recent identical colour photos on glossy paper (not matte), less than six months old with your full name written on the back of one photo. Please ensure the photos are high resolution (not blurry/no pixels), have not been been retouched, and size of the head from chin to crown is 36mm.  It is important that you refer to these photo guidelines for more information and for presentation to the photo studio for acceptable photos. Unacceptable photos is the most common reason for rejection of applications/delay in processing time therefore ensure that photo guidelines provided are followed.
  • Do NOT attach the photos to the form as this may damage them.

4. Payment

  • Payment options will be provided to you once your application has been determined to be complete
  • You can view more information on passport fees
  • Payment can only be made in Philippine Pesos

5. Check your adult renewal checklist

6. Courier your application

  • Courier your application to:

Consular Section
Australian Embassy
Level 23  Tower 2, RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City 1200, Metro Manila, The Philippines

Please include a prepaid self-addressed envelope from your courier (if you wish to have the passport couriered back to you).  If your courier does not offer prepaid envelopes, the Embassy is aware that this service is available from JRS Express courier service.

7. 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. Do I send my current passport with the renewal application?

  • No

2. How will I know if/when my application has been received at the Embassy? 

  • Unless you are contacted directly about your passport application, acknowledgement of payment in your bank records is confirmation your application has been received.

3. What if I need to travel urgently, but already couried in my renewal application? 

  • Please contact the Embassy where you couriered your application to discuss options.

4. Will the Embassy courier my new passport to me?

  • Once your passport arrives at the Embassy, you will receive an email. If you wish to receive your passport via courier to your postal address in the Philippines, please provide a prepaid pouch/envelope when you lodge your application.  The Embassy has been advised that JRS Express offers this service.  For more information on JRS branches and services, please visit JRS Express
  • If you would like to collect your passport at the embassy, wait for a second email notifying the time and date when you may collect your passport. Please bring your old passport for physical cancellation. For child passports if the lodging parent is unable to collect, the lodging parent should issue an authorisation letter to his/her representative. The representative must bring valid ID of the lodging parent in addition to his/her valid ID and the child's passport for physical cancellation.

5. What if I cannot access the online portal to complete and print my PC7 renewal application

  • Contact your nearest Australian mission to request a pre-filled PC7 renewal form which can be emailed to you.