If you are an Australian citizen requiring emergency consular assistance out of hours, please call the Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 (within Australia) or +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas).
You should plan for a minimum of six weeks to receive your passport after successful lodgement. Child and first-time adult applications can take longer to process. We recommend you allow more time for these applications. If you are lodging as a family or group, applications can be authorised at different times and passports may not be received in one group. Unacceptable photographs and errors in your application will cause additional delays.
We recommend waiting to receive your passport before booking any travel.
An additional fee will be charged if you request to have your new passport posted to you
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Applications for an Australian Passport
If you are located in Greece, Bulgaria or Romania, please note the following options for applying for or renewing an Australian passport overseas:
Lodging your application by mail
If you fall under one of the following categories, you MUST lodge in person at the Australian Embassy in Athens or our Honorary Consulates in Sofia (for Bulgaria) and Bucharest (for Romania).
You must have an appointment to submit your passport application at the Embassy or our Honorary Consulates.
Adults (18 years and over) PC7 renewals
To renew by mail, you will need a passport that:
Child PC8 renewals
To renewal a child passport by mail, the applicant must be:
Children aged 16-17 are not eligible for postal applications.
Please read the photo guidelines carefully. Photos that do not meet Australian Passport Office requirements present major challenges for the processing of passport applications. There are guidelines for camera operators you may wish to share with the person taking the photos. We also encourage you to request the JPG file of the photos from the photographer. We may ask for the JPG to be emailed to us if the printed photos are not accepted.