Australian Embassy
Algeria, Chad, Mauritania, Monaco

Passport Services

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

Applying for or renewing your passport

In-person applications


If you are applying for a first passport, or are ineligible for an application by post, you will need to lodge in-person in our Embassy in Paris.

You can start the application online at, 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

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.

Additional Information

Immigration Visas and Citizenship

Visa and citizenship applications are managed by the Department of Home Affairs. Embassy staff are unable to assist with general visa or citizenship enquiries.

See our page on Immigration, Visas and Citizenship for information, or call Home Affairs on +61 2 6196 0196, Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm your local time.

Processing Times

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.

Passport Fees

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 payment form. 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.

FAQ and resources

For additional questions about passport photos, guarantors, first-time passports, and more, please see our FAQ page. If you cannot find the answer to your question, send us an email.