Australia boasts one of the world’s most secure passport systems. Maintaining the greatest security and integrity in the Australian passport system is our primary consideration. It protects Australians and their identity in Australia and all over the world.
The Australian Passport Office publishes the fees for issuing an Australian passport, depending on the type and validity of the document. For applicants located overseas, in addition to the cost of the document, you will pay an overseas surcharge. Please note, the Australian Embassy in Iran only accepts payment in Euro cash only.
Applying for an Australian passport while overseas
For passport information, including applying for or renewing your passport, visit www.passports.gov.au
All applications must be lodged in person by appointment only. There are no exceptions, even if you have renewed by mail in the past or if you live a long distance from our offices. Due to an increase in demand, passports are currently subject to around 10 weeks delivery time so planning well ahead is important.
Passport application step-by-step
1. Get the form
Fill out the passport application at the global website and print it off. You will need to create an account first. When you fill out your application form online, you will automatically be directed to the correct form and a list of required supporting documents will be available. Overseas application forms are available online by registering here.
2. Print, sign, and date your form.
Print: You may need to adjust your print settings so that the top/bottom of the pages are not cut off.
Sign: Make sure all sections are signed before your interview. Passport staff cannot witness signatures.
Date: Signatures are valid for six months only. An application signed more than six months ago cannot be accepted.
3. Supporting documents
All documents must be original documents.
We cannot accept certified copies.
Please ensure you have all supporting documents before making an appointment.
4. Photographs and Guarantor
We recommend that you have your photos taken by a photographer showing them the photograph guidelines. Photos taken in a photo booth will likely be rejected.
A guarantor must sign the application and endorse the back of one photo for all new (PC8) applications.
5. How to lodge an application
To lodge a passport application, you must make an appointment at the Embassy. Passport appointments are available between 9:00am – 12:00 noon Sunday to Thursday excluding public holidays. Appointments will be subject to limited availability until further notice and reserved for those in genuine emergency situations.
Ensure that you have all the relevant documents and that you have filled in the form correctly before booking an appointment.
All adult applications must be lodged in person by appointment.
For child applications, one parent must lodge the application in person. The lodging parent does not have to be Australian. Children aged 16 and 17 years old must attend the interview accompanied by one parent. Children aged 15 years and younger are not required to attend the interview.
Please call +98 21 7206 8666 to make an appointment.
You must bring a completed form, your photographs, and original supporting documents (if required) to your interview.
6. Processing time
Due to an increase in demand, please allow up to approximately six weeks from the date of interview for the passport to arrive at the embassy. You should factor these timeframes into your travel plans. It is your responsibility to keep your Australian passport valid.
A guarantor/referee is required for all Overseas Passport Applications except for an Adult Renewal Application (PC7).
If you are overseas, your guarantor must satisfy the criteria below and either option A or B.
- be 18 years of age or over.
- not be related to the applicant by birth or marriage;
- not be in a de facto or registered relationship with the applicant or a parent of a child applicant;
- not live at the same address as the applicant or a parent of a child applicant;
- have known the applicant for at least 12 months or for a child under one year, since birth;
- not live at the same address as the applicant or parent of a child applicant;
- be able to endorse the back of one photo as shown
- agree to be contacted by us to confirm the passport applicant’s identity
The guarantor has a current (unexpired) Australian passport, which was issued with at least two years’ validity.
The guarantor is a person of any nationality currently employed in one of the following occupational or professional groups:
What if I can't find a guarantor in Iran?
Some applicants find it difficult to obtain a guarantor in Iran. Usually this is because they have recently relocated to Iran and do not know anyone here who has known them for longer than 12 months.
If you are unable to obtain a guarantor in Iran, you should obtain a guarantor from a country where you previously lived – e.g. Australia. You will need to send them Section 11 of the PC8 form, together with one of your passport photos, for them to sign. Once they have signed the documents, they must send the originals back to you so that you can submit them when you lodge your application. We cannot accept faxes or emails from your guarantor. They must send the originals back to you for lodgement.