Required documentation

  • For first time passport applications, applicants should present:

  • their Australian citizenship certificate

  • overseas birth certificate

  • an ‘Information Letter’ provided on State or Territory central authority letterhead including details of the child’s name, birth date and parents’ full names (if available)

  • evidence of parental responsibility (for example, an adoption compliance certificate, adoption registration certificate; birth Notarial certificate and adoptions Notarial certificate)

  • an official translation of overseas adoption documentation from the relevant Central Authority (foreign adoption agency) or NAATI or an Australian diplomatic or consular post/DIAC approved translation service.