Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
*** We now advise all Australians to reconsider any non-essential overseas travel at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel***
The French authorities have implemented safety measures to limit and control the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we ask all visitors to the Embassy to adhere to the guidelines. More information can be found here: https://sante.fr/coronavirus-covid-19-english
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 from the Embassy’s website.
If you have exceptional circumstances which mean that you are unable to travel to Paris to lodge your application and you have upcoming international travel, please contact the Consular section on 01 40 59 33 00 or [email protected] to discuss your situation.
For urgent consular assistance after hours please contact +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 from within Australia. For general information, please visit Smartraveller.gov.au.
Please read carefully the following information concerning your appointment and accessing the Embassy:
- Arrive at the time of your appointment – you may not be permitted to enter the building before your scheduled time.
- Only the person(s) renewing their passport or requesting a notarial service will be allowed to enter.
- Avoid bringing children (except your child over the age of 16 years old applying for a passport ) or other family members or friends – they may not be permitted to enter the building.
- Must wear a mask – please bring your own mask to be worn at all times during your visit at the Embassy.
- Hands to be sanitised or washed upon your arrival at the Embassy. (Hand sanitiser will be available on site).
- Note that the Embassy may cease public appointment at short notice in light of French Authorities adjusting social distances measures or restricting movements.
- Note that the Embassy may need to reschedule your appointment at short notice to accommodate other urgent requests or due to staff availability.
- If feeling unwell or exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19, you may not be permitted to enter the building and the Embassy will need to reschedule your appointment
Australians living in France
We urge you to respect the advice from local authorities and the mitigating actions suggested by medical authorities to contain and reduce the spread of Covid-19. More information can be found at https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus
The Embassy regularly updates our travel advice for France. You can read our travel advice at https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/Europe/France
Returning to Australia from France
The Australian government has imposed strict border measures to protect the health of the Australian community. Limited flights are currently available to and from Australia and you may not be able to travel at this time. Travel restrictions are subject to change. Please check the Home Affairs Website regularly.
There are caps on the numbers of passengers coming into Australian airports from overseas. These are in place to ease pressure on state and territory quarantine facilities. These measures are temporary. Airlines manage the sale of tickets in line with the caps. This could affect your flight into Australia. If you’re scheduled to fly home to Australia
Read more about returning to Australia on the Smartraveller and Home Affairs Websites. To find out more on how quarantine works in your state or territory, contact your state or territory government health department.
How to apply for an Australian Passport
- 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.
- Follow the prompts to apply or renew your passport, and print the application form. For assistance, please call +61 2 6261 3305.
- 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.
- Make an appointment to visit the Australian Embassy in Paris for a passport interview.
- 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.
- Bring the application, the passport photos, and the supporting documents to the Australian Embassy in Paris at your appointment time.
- If you live outside of Paris, you may wish to bring a pre-paid, self-addressed, registered post envelope (for example, Chronopost) to your appointment.
- The passport will take up to three weeks for processing. You don't need an appointment to pick up your passport.
- 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 three 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.
- All passport applications must be submitted IN PERSON AND BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Australian Embassy in Paris.
- Please read the instructions for a PC7 or PC8 prior to make your appoitnment.
- 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.
09:00 to 12:00 and
14:00 to 16:00
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 chronopost envelope or similar if you require your passport to be mailed to you).
Passport interviews are conducted at the following address:
First Passport (Adult and Child)
For passports that are current, or expired for less than 3 years
PC7 Passport Application Forms can be downloaded from the Australian Passport Website.
For passports that expired over 3 years ago
A PC8 form is required and can be downloaded from the Australian Passport Website.
For all applicants under the age of 18
A PC8 form is required and can be downloaded from the Australian Passport Website.
- 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.
List of Guarantors for Adult and Children for a PC8 Application form
Credit Card Authorisation Form (cash or cheque payment not accepted)
Photo guidelines for passports (Photos need to be less than 6 months old)
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.
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:
- visa waiting times would cause significant travel delays if you only had one passport, or
- a destination country won’t accept a passport showing evidence of travel to a third country, or
- 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 APO website - https://www.passports.gov.au/getting-passport-how-it-works/special-travel-documents/concurrent-passports or contact the passport section at the Australian Embassy by email at [email protected]