Jump to content

Renewal of a Childs British Passport In OZ.


Recommended Posts

Hi Guys


Just after some advice/tips regarding renewing my son's UK passport which is due to expire whilst here in oz.


As I have said my son's ( 5 Years Old) passport is due to expire in the next few months. However, I fell off my chair when I saw how much it costs.


My initial thought is why can't I apply for it from here in Australia and get one of the relatives back in the UK to send it off for us (using their address as a postal address) as though we are in the UK ( if that makes sense ) thereby saving alot of money ( not time!) in the process??


Is this possible?????? What are your thoughts??? Just wanted to throw a thought out there??


Cheers Guys

Link to comment
Share on other sites



We faced the same problem for one of our sons....we got the forms sent out by my mother in-law, completed them and photos etc....then posted it back to her, she then forwarded to the passport office....once she got the new passport back, she then sent it back to us....took a few weeks, but saved us money...... plus as I understand it if you do it here they get sent to the British embassy in New Zealand and it takes ages as well as being expensive...


I hope this helps





Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hiya, it's happened to us twice since living here. My passport had 5 months left on it, but was travelling to Bali, and daughters had expired.

We did them both through the Australia post.

I contacted the consultate and British passport office. They told me it was illegal to apply for a passport in Uk if I was residing in Australia.

I got all scared about them knowing I was in Australia but applying for it in the Uk, so just paid the money! I'm just a worry wort!!

Donna x

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is it not just all about risk? Money then comes into it as a by product of the process.


Sending very important and valueable documents to the UK for somebody else to handle is a risk. Not residing in the UK and going through the process is a risk. Also on the form it asks for a contact name and number if there is a query with the application. Who do you use for that and imagine if there was a question would you trust the contact you put down to not give the game away re the application method? Again all risk.


If you want to save a few dollars then take the risks. If not pay the dollars.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...