Applying for or renewing your passport
If you would like to lodge in-person, or are ineligible for an application by post, you can visit our Embassy in Paris.
You can start the application online at Passports.gov.au, then book an appointment with us here.
On the day of your appointment, remember to bring your printed form, biometric photos and all other required additional documents with you.
Adult renewals by post
Adults (18 years and over)
For a renewal, you will need a passport that:
• was issued when you were aged 16 or older
• was issued on or after 1 January 2006
• had, when it was issued, at least two years’ validity
• has your current name, date of birth, place of birth and gender, and
• has not been reported lost, stolen, or cancelled
If you do not meet all the above criteria, you need to lodge in-person.
Child renewals by post
• Children under the age of 16 (i.e. 15 or below) and
• has previously held an Australian passport
Children aged 16-17 are not eligible for postal renewals as they will need to apply for their first adult passport in-person.
Emergency Passports are issued to Australian citizens to meet immediate travel needs when they cannot wait up to 6 weeks for the issue of a full validity passport, which are printed in Australia.
Emergency passports need at least 24hrs to print. If you need to travel within the next 48 hours, please contact the Australian Embassy Paris immediately.
There are restrictions on using them in some countries. We advise you check with your destination country ahead of time to see if they will accept your emergency passport.
You can also 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.
Immigration Visas and Citizenship
The Australian Embassy in Paris does not process visa or citizenship applications.
Staff at the Embassy in Paris are unable to assist with visa enquiries.
See our page on Immigration, Visas and Citizenship for information or call Home Affairs on +61 2 6196 0196
Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your new passport after successful lodgement.
Make sure you have all the relevant documents and that your passport photos are of high quality and are in accordance with guidelines before your appointment / submitting your application.
Do you want to enquire about your passport application? The Australian Passports Office has some additional guidance.
A fee is payable upon lodgement of the passport application and can be paid in Australian Dollars. We accept card payment over the counter, or we can send you a link for online payment. We do not accept payments by cash or cheque.
Fees applicable for passport applications are set in Australia in accordance with the Australian Passports (Application Fees) Act 2005.
Lost or Stolen Passports
If your passport is lost or stolen, you must tell us. Call us on +33 1 40 59 33 00 or send us an email as soon as you can. You should also make a police report.
We will cancel your passport immediately to prevent identity criminals from misusing your passport. Please note that even if you find your passport after its cancelled, you will not be able to use it.