Australian Embassy
The Philippines

Guide for Child renewal application (PC8) by courier

Renewing a child passport by courier

Child passport renewal applications (PC8) can be lodged by courier provided the applicant is: 

  • aged up to 15 years old and
  • has held a previous passport  

If you can answer yes to the above, complete a PC8 passport application online.  

For first-time child applications and applicants aged 16 or 17, the application must be lodged in person by appointment.

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

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 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

  • Payment options will be provided to you once the application has been determined to be complete. Please do not pay until advised to do so as fees change monthly and the final amount you will pay will be determined on the date your application is deemed to be complete. Failure to comply with this guideline may result in delays in processing your passport application.
  • You can view more information on passport fees
  • Payment can only be made in Australian Dollars

9. Check the child renewal checklist

Before posting your application, review the child renewal checklist

10. Courier your application

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.

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?

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

7. How will I know if/when my application has been received at post? 

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

8. Will the mission send the child’s new passport to me?

  • Once your child's passport arrives at the Embassy, you will receive an email. If you wish to receive the passport via courier to your postal address in the Philippines, please provide a prepaid pouch/envelope when you lodge the 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 child's passport at the embassy, wait for a second email notifying the time and date when you may collect the passport. Please bring the old passport for physical cancellation. 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.

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 on +63 2 7757 8100 or [email protected] for further advice.