Australian Embassy
United Arab Emirates

Passports

Information about Australian passports, including passport applications, compulsory documents and photograph requirements, is available on the Australian Passport Office website.

All Australian citizens must lodge their passport application in person. We are not able to accept applications by mail or courier. This helps us to protect you, by protecting the security and integrity of your Australian passport.

Please note that child applications should be lodged in person by a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child. The person lodging the application is not required to be an Australian citizen, but will need to present photographic identification for both parents at the appointment.

Passports will take up to three weeks to process from lodgement to delivery.  It is a good idea to plan the replacement of a passport well ahead of the expiry date and, if you need to travel, ensure you have sufficient time to replace passports and visas where needed. Remember that some countries require that passports have at least six months validity in order to permit entry or obtain a visa.

Passport fees are payable by credit card only in UAE Dirhams at the nominated exchange rate (which is subject to variations).  Cash and personal cheques will not be accepted, and no other currency is acceptable. 

Contact us to make an appointment to lodge your passport application:

Abu Dhabi:  abudhabi.embassy@dfat.gov.au or +971 2 401 7500

Dubai: consular.dubai@austrade.gov.au or +971 4 508 7100

If your UAE residency permit is in your expired passport

Please contact the UAE General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs for information about what to do if your UAE residency permit is in your expired Australian passport.  UAE immigration and residency requirements are subject to change, and the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Australian Consulate-General in Dubai are not able to provide advice on behalf of the UAE Government in this regard.

If you plan to lodge an application in Australia

You may wish to apply for replacement passports while in Australia. You can prepare forms and make appointments for interview ahead of departure if your time in Australia is limited. In Australia you can pay the priority processing fee and have your passport issued in 2 working days (allow additional time for delivery, if required).  Otherwise we recommend you allow up to three weeks to receive your new passport. The priority processing service is not available in the UAE.

Current Passport Fees

Type Validity   Fee in AED

Adult (18+) including overseas surcharge

10 years

 

1031

Child (16-17) including overseas surcharge

10 years

 

892

Child (0-15) including overseas surcharge

5 years

 

519

Senior (75+) including overseas surcharge

5 years

 

658

Replacement passport

For applicants who have a full passport, but more than 2 years' validity remaining

Expiry date of current passport

 

474

Emergency passport overseas

Limited

 

474

 

Other document types:

Type   Fee in AED

Certificate of Identity

 

474

Document of Identity

 

194

Convention travel document (titre de voyage)

 

474

Observation made after passport issue

 

40

 

The Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai do not accept cash.  Fees can be paid by credit or debit card only.  We accept most major cards, except American Express.

Fees are subject to change.