Passport applications may be lodged by appointment Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 12:00 (an appointment can be made online via https://embassybeijing.setmore.com/). Applications must be lodged in person at the Australian Embassy Beijing. An appointment is not required to collect a passport or to lodge an application of emergency passport.
Passport Fees are payable in Chinese RMB Chinese by debit and credit cards issued by Chinese banks with the unionpay symbol and cash. The fees may vary from time to time according to movements in the exchange rate.
Frequent Traveller Passports
From 1 December 2017 Australia will no longer issue Frequent Traveller Passports (64 pages).
From 1 December 2017, if your passport still has more than two years validity remaining and the visa pages are almost full, you may either apply for:
- a new 34 page passport with 10 years validity. The cost will be the price of a new passport plus the overseas surcharge. or
- a replacement 34 page passport with the same expiry date as the passport being replaced. The replacement cost will be cheaper than a new 10 year validity passport and will not incur an overseas surcharge.
Applicants will need to decide which of the two above replacement options best suit their own circumstances.