Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
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. Please only call/email us if you need to travel urgently within the next two months. Otherwise please book a new appointment at a later date from the embassy’s website.
As movement restrictions in France have been lifted, the Australian Embassy in Paris is currently unable to waive the physical interview requirement for any passport applications in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. 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.
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 ‘s 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
Travelling to Australia
Australian citizens will be permitted to enter Australia even without a valid passport. If you do not have a valid passport, please advise airline staff that you are an Australian citizen and do not require a visa to enter Australia, even if you are a dual national. The airline will contact the Australian Border Force to verify your citizenship. It is important that you get to the airport early in case of any delays. Departure from the country you are in is subject to rules and decisions of authorities in that country.
If you are an Australian citizen in France trying to return home, please note that there are limited flights options from France due to cancellations and travel restrictions.
In order to manage quarantine arrangements, the Australian Government has announced caps on international arrivals. Until 24 October, the following will apply subject to further advice on quarantine capacity. These arrangements will be reviewed regularly.
- Melbourne: no international passengers arrivals.
- Sydney: a cap of 350 international passengers per day.
- Perth: a cap of 525 international passengers per week.
- Brisbane: a cap of 500 international passengers per week.
- Adelaide: a cap of 500 international passengers per week.
- Canberra, Darwin: passenger limits on each flight to be discussed with jurisdictions on a case-by-case basis.
- Hobart: no international flights.
Individual states and territories have started to introduce their own quarantine arrangements and costs.
Read more about returning to Australia on the Smartraveller and Homeaffairs websites . To find out more on how quarantine works in your state or territory, contact your state or territory government health department. More information about border control measures here.
Flying to Australia via UAE?
From 1 August 2020, to transit or enter UAE you'll need to show a negative COVID–19 PCR test result issued within 4 days of your scheduled travel. This applies to anyone flying on Emirates and Etihad, or anyone flying via Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Exemptions apply for children under the age of 12 and travellers with disability. Read more at: Smartraveller.gov.au/UAE
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 can be available to adults only who travel extensively and require a second passport for visa processing. This concurrent passport can only be delivered under strict conditions, on a case-by-case basis and must be accompanied with strict justifications. The Australian embassy reserves the right to refuse any application that do not comply with the conditions set for the deliverance of a concurrent passport.
How to prepare an application:
- Complete a B-11 form
- Complete a Concurrent passport letter
- Complete a PC8 application form (5 pages document)
- Make an appointment for a passport application
- Find a guarantor to sign page 3 of the application as well as the back of the photo.
- Bring your original Australian birth certificate, your existing passport, two photos, your driving licence, your carte vitale or medicare, and the document (or your overseas birth certificate (multilingual) and your citizenship certificate) to the interview.
- Bring proof of residence
- The documentation duly completed and signed on your company's letter head
- A Chronopost envelope (if you wish the passport to be sent to you)
- The fee will be the same as the one for a 10 years validity passport, and the validity will be of 3 years