In case you want to find out the progress of your application for a passport there is a tracking facility available to all applicants. This facility is available for use just once upon the submission of your passport application. And while using the tracking facility you will be required to provide the form number. The form number can be retrieved from the receipt which was issued after paying the charges.Sponsored Links
To be able to track the status of your passport application you will be required to turn in your application for an Australian passport at either an outlet of Australia Post, the Australian Passport Office or at your closest Australian embassy and consulate if you are in a foreign country.
For viewing and tracking the progress of your Australian passport application you will be required to give some personal details. This is also the case when you want to be permitted to use payment services. But it is important to note that it’s only for some of the fees charged that you will be able to pay online; for others you will have to use the other alternative means.
Security and identity verification
There are many potential security pitfalls especially with regards to issuance of passports. To guard against this and to ensure that the passport issuance system remains secure and fraud-proof, the tracking system only allows the authorized person to view the passport information. This is also to avoid impersonation and for the protection of the applicant’s identity and any information they have provided that may be deemed private and confidential. Consequently those who are using the tracking service over the internet will be required to produce identifying information prior to being allowed to access the system online.
Upon the verification of your identity you will be required to get a PIN – Personal Identification Number which guarantees you a faster method of tracking your passport application or even using the various payment options available online. This Personal Identification Number should not be used when you are just beginning your application online but rather only when you want to access a passport application that you have already submitted.
How to enter the Personal Information Number
- In case you have already sent a request for a PIN then you will be issued with both a PIN and a form number. When entering the form number leave no spaces at all in the text box.
- In the event that you have sent an application but you do not yet have a Personal Identification Number or you can’t recall it, only a form number will be given to you. And just like in the above case enter the form number while ensuring you don’t leave any spaces.
Should the application process of your passport be in the initial stages, only the progress of the application can be tracked. You will be able to access the online services only after the application information has undergone checking.
If you have remitted payment for the Priority Processing Fee, the passport will be made available at the particular passport office where you paid the fee. Otherwise the passport will be mailed to you by Registered Post.Sponsored Links