Australian Embassy
Algeria, Chad, Mauritania, Monaco

Australian Passport Applications

For urgent consular assistance after hours, contact +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.


If you have a passport, notarial or consular emergency, please email the Embassy on [email protected] or call us on +33 1 40 59 33 00. If the service you require is not urgent, please book a new appointment.  

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Travelling to Australia

For advice regarding:

  • Australia's travel and visa requirements, please visit the Home Affairs website
  • Australian entry and quarantine arrangements, please visit here 
  • Guidance on international vaccine certificates, please visit here
  • Travel advice for France, please visit here

Important Passport information

  • An Australian Citizen cannot enter Australia on a foreign passport (a visa will not be issued to an Australian citizen on their foreign passport).
  • You should allow up to 10 weeks to obtain a new ordinary passport and up to 2 working days for an emergency passport.
  • Anyone concerned about ID security / Identity theft, should contact IDCare for further advice.
  • For PC7 Adult renewals, passport applications can be submitted by mail under certain conditions. Please consult the Australian Passport Mail-in Renewals webpage to check your eligibility.
  • Any other application must be lodged in person at the Australian Embassy in Paris.  
  • Please read the instructions for the PC8 applications prior to making an appointment and for the PC7 Mail-in renewals before sending your application.
  • If your passport is lost or stolen overseas, contact local police to report the loss or theft, and visit your closest Australian Passport Office to apply for an emergency passport.

How to apply for an Australian Passport 

  1. Visit the Australian Passport Office’s global website to create an AusPassport account and complete the online application. For assistance, please call +61 2 6261 3305.
  2. Follow the prompts to apply or renew your passport, and print the application form. For assistance, please call +61 2 6261 3305.
  3. Ensure that you read the application and the instructions thoroughly. Depending on your situation, you may require different supporting documents. For further information, please see below.
  4. Obtain two passport photos, ensuring that they adhere to the Australian Passport Office photo specifications, and that the photos are free from any marks or scratches
  5. Make an appointment to visit the Australian Embassy in Paris for a passport interview, or send your application if your are lodging a PC7 Adult renewal.
  6. For applications in person at the Australian Embassy in Paris: bring the application, the passport photos, and the supporting documents at your appointment time.
    1. You may also wish to provide a pre-paid, self-addressed, registered post envelope (for example, Chronopost) at your appointment  if you require your passport to be mailed to you.
  7. The passport will take up to 10 weeks for processing. You don't need an appointment to pick up your passport. 

Appointment Booking 

Opening hours:

10:00 to 12:00
Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

Appointments can be booked online here. Please ensure you select the Timezone: (GMT +02:00 Central European Time - Paris). Further information or instructions can be found in our Booking Policy.

Appointments are not required for passport collections. Please provide a pre-paid, self-addressed chronopost envelope or similar at your appointment if you require your passport to be mailed to you.

Passport interviews are conducted at the following address:

Australian Embassy
4 rue Jean Rey
75724 Paris Cedex 15

Metro line 6 - Bir Hakeim Station 
REC C - Station Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel  

Application forms

Emergency passport (Adult and Child)

Please make direct contact with the Embassy by email ([email protected] ) or telephone (+33(0) 1 40 59 33 00) regarding the loss or the theft of your Australian passport and the issue of an emergency passport.

Both parental consent will be required prior to the issue of an emergency passport to a child.


First Passport (Adult and Child)

A PC8 form is required for all first passport applications.

PC8 Passport Application Forms can be downloaded from the Australian Passport Website.

Instructions for a PC8 

Passport Renewal


For passports that are current, or expired for less than 6 years

PC7 Passport Application Forms can be downloaded from the Australian Passport Website.

Instructions for a PC7

Instructions for PC7 Mail-in renewals

For passports that expired over 6 years ago

A PC8 form is required and can be downloaded from the Australian Passport Website.

Instructions for a PC8 


For all applicants under the age of 18

A PC8 form is required and can be downloaded from the Australian Passport Website.

Instructions for a PC8 

  • Someone with parental responsibility or a guardian on their behalf must attend the passport interview to lodge the application for the child (children under the age of 16 are not required to attend the interview).
  • The lodging parent or guardian must present an original piece of ID and a copy of the other parent's ID (when applicable).
  • Applicants between 16 to 18 years of age will receive a passport valid for 10 years.
  • In addition to the usual requirements for a child passport application, the 16 and 17 year old child must attend the interview along with the lodging parent.


Concurrent passport

A Concurrent passport is available to adults and children and can only be issued under strict conditions, on a case-by-case basis and must be accompanied with strict justifications.  A Concurrent passport may be available to clients who can demonstrate one or more of the following:

  1. visa waiting times would cause significant travel delays if you only had one passport, or
  2. a destination country won’t accept a passport showing evidence of travel to a third country, or
  3. you have another good reason to need an additional passport (exceptional circumstances).

The Australian Embassy reserves the right to refuse any application that do not comply with the conditions set for a concurrent passport.

For more information, please refer to the Australian Passports Office website or contact the passport section at the Australian Embassy by email at [email protected].


Passport FAQs

How long does it take to apply for or renew my passport?
Due to the high volume of passports being processed, you should allow approximately 10 weeks to receive a new passport. 
Please note that a child passport without full parental consent takes longer to process.
To minimise processing time, make sure your application includes everything we need.

What are the criteria for an Emergency Passport?
Emergency Passports are issued to Australian citizens to meet immediate travel needs when they cannot wait up to 10 weeks for the issue of a full validity passport, which are printed in Australia.
Emergency Passports are only valid for up to 12 months and don’t have an electronic chip. Because of this, there are restrictions on using them in some countries.
You can apply for a full-validity passport at the same time as you apply for an Emergency Passport and receive the full-validity passport when you return home.


List of Guarantors for Adult and Children for a PC8 Application form

Passport Fees

Photo guidelines for passports (Photos need to be less than 6 months old)

Translation of foreign documents    

B11 - General Statement by passport applicant