Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan

Mailed in passport applications

Eligibility

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.

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

Email: [email protected]

For applications lodged by mail to New Delhi, India

  • Please include a self-addressed envelope (either A5 or A4) for return of your completed document
  • DO NOT send any original documents
  • Incomplete applications will be delayed. Common issues include:

    • Photos that don’t meet the guidelines, are digitally altered, or have inks marks on them
    • Signatures must be inside the declaration ‘white’ box, and application forms dated using the correct format (DD/MM/YYYY)

       

  • If your passport is damaged, please contact us to discuss prior to mailing in your application. 

Guide for Adult renewal application (PC7) by mail:

                 

  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 on plain white A4 paper, using black ink only. Make sure the top or bottom of the page is not cut off.
  • 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
  • Sign the form using black penwithin the signature box. Make sure there are no alterations or whiteout on the signature or the date.

                

  3. Photos

  • Two recent identical colour photos, less than 6 months old with your full name written on the back of one photo. Refer to photo guidelines for more information
  • Do NOT attach the photos to the form as this may damage them
  • Ask you photographer to provide you with a soft copy of your photo (it could come handy in case physical photos turns out to be pixelated while scanning)                                                                                 

   

 

                

  4. Payment

  • On receipt of your complete application, we will call and share a link (Gliderpay) with you (through email) to make payment for passport fee.

                

  5. Check your adult renewal checklist

 

  6. Post your application to Australian High Commission

  Address:

 Consular Section

 Australian High Commission

 1/50 G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri

  New Delhi 110021

  Tel: +91-11-41399900

 

    Have you included:

  • Your printed and signed application form
  • Passport photos
  • A self-addressed A5 or A4 envelope     
 

  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.

Questions?

If you still have questions, please contact us directly to discuss before sending your application.

Telephone: +91-11-41399900 | Email: [email protected]