Changing the Descriptive Data on Your Passport or Replacing a Limited Validity Passport

The Department of State has reduced operations due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Effective April 9, 2020, the U.S. Mission to Australia will only offer emergency citizenship services. Routine and mail-in passport and citizenship applications will not be processed. Please contact your closest consulate to request an emergency citizenship service.

Submit Form DS-5504 if all the following are true:

  • you can submit your most recent passport which has not been damaged; and,
  • that passport was issued less than one year ago.

Preparing a Complete Application

Please disregard the pre-printed instructions on the online forms and submit all of the following.

  • Completed, legible Form DS-5504Application for a U.S. Passport;
  • All applicants must provide their Social Security number on the application form. For further details, please see our additional information.
  • Most recent U.S. passport
  • One (1) U.S. sized passport photograph (Note: these are a different size from Australian passport photographs.)
  • Applicants under age 16: One parent is required to sign the application. Please submit the child’s original birth certificate and the signing parents original photographic identity, such as a valid passport.
  • If applicable, original documentation to support name change or change of other descriptive data (certified photocopies are not acceptable)
  • One self-addressed, Express Post or Registered Post envelope for the return of your new and old passports.  Please add the signature on delivery feature available from Australia Post to ensure safe delivery.  Be sure to provide an envelope big enough to fit two passports (and, if applicable, any original documents submitted with your application) per applicant – minimum 20mm thickness/500gms.

Fees

There are no fees for this application.

Submitting the Application