Australian High Commission
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Australian Passport Applications

Australian passport application for Australians visiting or residing in Malta


Important Information

Whether you are renewing your passport or applying for the first time, you will need to complete an application form and submit it in person at the Australian High Commission together with the required documents. Some adult renewals (PC7) have the additional option of mailing the application to us at the Australian High Commission.

Australian citizens in Malta should lodge their application at the Australian High Commission to Malta. Applications lodged in other locations where the applicant does not usually reside, can risk further delays and a re-direction may not be possible.

Passports are currently subject to a minimum of 6 weeks processing time plus delivery.

These instructions guide you through the process and help ensure your application is complete.

For more information on passport processing please visit the Australian Passport Office website.


Applying in person

STEP 1  -  Complete your application form 

You can either receive the appropriate form by post or download it from the Australian passport office website.


 To receive your form by post

Please call +356 2133 8201 during office hours (8.30am to 4.00pm)

For a renewal, make sure you have your current passport with you when you call, as we need to check a few details with you

Complete the form online and print it

If you have a printer, you can download and print the form from the Australian passport office website. You will need to create an account first, and answer a few questions to access the correct form.

STEP 2  -  Obtain photos & collect required documents


All documents and certificates must be original documents, photocopies are not accepted.

If you are unsure which documents are required,
kindly contact us.

Photos:  Australian passport photos must meet specific standards.
See passport photo guidelines here. Photos must be taken within the last six months.

STEP 3 -  Contact us to book an appointment:

call +356 2133 8201 or

email: [email protected]

Appointments are available between 9.00am to 12.00pm, Monday to Friday.

When making an appointment at the Australian High Commission, please advise if you have mobility issues or have small children in a pram so arrangements for entry can be made in advance.



Adult application  

Over the age of 18, your application must be lodged in person.

Child application

  • 0 - 15 year olds are not required to attend the interview. One parent must lodge the application in person.
  • 16 and 17 years olds must attend the interview, together with the lodging parent.

 Applying by post – PC7 adult renewals only

STEP 1 -  Eligibility for 'mailed-in' passport renewals


For a renewal by post, 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 (not an emergency passport)
  • has your current name, date of birth, place of birth and gender, and
  • has not been reported lost, stolen, or cancelled

If you do not meet these criteria, you'll need to follow the above process and book an appointment to lodge your application in person in Malta.

STEP 2 - Complete your application form


To complete your PC7 adult renewal click here


STEP 3 -  Submit your application form


You must provide the following:

A completed renewal application form checking that:

  • all sections of the form are correctly completed in black ink and it is signed and dated
  • your signature is completely inside the whole box with no alterations or 'whiteout' on the signature or date
  • Your form is printed correctly with no sections missing or cut-off
  • Your place of birth is exactly the same as your previous Australian passport
  • Three passport photos that must meet specific Australian standards. Photos must be taken within the last six months
  • See passport photo guidelines here
  • Lightly attach the photos to the form so we can check if they are the correct size and proportions (do not glue them on)
  • Then email the form to us for checking at [email protected]

Emergency Passport

If you are submitting a postal application for an emergency passport, please include your physical passport with the application (unless it has been lost or stolen) as it will need to be physically cancelled before the emergency passport can be issued.


Australian passport fees

Passport applications lodged in Malta are to be paid in Australian Dollars.

All passport applications lodged outside of Australia are subject to an overseas surcharge which is additional to the passport fee.

Please find the current fees here.  

Please note that we only accept payments by bank card. Cash payments cannot be accepted. 


Lost and stolen passports

Should your passport be lost or stolen, please report the loss or theft of your passport as soon as possible by contacting us. Depending on your circumstances you can also apply for an emergency or a new passport. 


  • You will need to obtain a police report from any police station in Malta.
  • Both parents need to provide consent prior to the issue of an emergency passport to a child.
  • It is the responsibility of the holder to ensure the emergency travel document is suitable for entry, transit and exit for any ongoing travel including visa requirements.