March 30 2017

Easy Guide to Getting Your Passport

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Are you thinking of going overseas? Do you need another form of identification? 
This is an easy guide to understand the process of getting your passport.


Things you need to know

*You will need to show your birth certificate when lodging your application. Check out this link for the rest of the identification you will also need —> I.D. Needed

*It will cost $277 which Next Step may be able to help out with if you cannot afford it yourself.

*You will need an adult who has known you for longer than

*The best place to get passport photos is the post office as they are exactly how they need to be. They cost $16.95.


Steps you need to take now 

1. Complete the application form

Start your application online and print it to take into the post office. If you do not have access to a printer you can pick up an application from a post office near you.

2. Collect all your citizenship and identity documents

To qualify for a passport, you need to confirm your Australian citizenship and prove your personal identity, using original documents.

You must present your full Australian birth certificate or Australian citizenship certificate when you lodge your application.

In addition, you must bring supporting identity documents that show your photo and your current residential address.

3. Obtain passport photos

You need to provide two identical colour photos that are no more than six months old. The best place to get passport photos is the post office as they are exactly how they need to be. They cost $16.95.

4. Choose a guarantor to endorse your application form and one of your photos.

Your guarantor must be an Australian citizen aged 18 or older, who has known you for at least 12 months. Let Next Step know if you do not have someone who can fill this out as we may be able to sign it.

5. Lodge your passport application in person

You must lodge your application in person. Remember to take along your original identity documents, which will be sighted and returned to you at the time, your endorsed photos, and the money to pay for the passport.

Give Next Step After Care a call on 1800 639 878 if you need some extra help!


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