Australian Embassy
United Arab Emirates

Passports

Information about Australian passports, including how to apply for a passport, supporting documents and photograph requirements, is available on the Australian Passport Office website

All Australian citizens aged 16 and over must present in person at their passport interview to lodge their application. For applicants 15 and below, a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child must lodge the application. We are not able to accept applications by mail or courier.

Overseas passport applications

A quick guide to applying for a passport whilst overseas  is available for Australian citizens.

You must bring a completed form, your photographs and original supporting documents (if required) to your interview.

Overseas application forms are available online by registering

Adult applicants: You may be eligible to lodge a full application or a renewal application, depending on your circumstances. To identify and download the correct form, you must register online

Child applicants: All children (17 and under) are required to lodge a full application.

The parent lodging the child’s application is not required to be an Australian citizen, but must present photographic identification for both parents at the appointment.

Who can act as my guarantor if I am overseas?

A guarantor/referee is required for all Overseas Passport Applications except for an Adult Renewal Application.

If you are overseas, your guarantor must satisfy the criteria below and either option A or B.

  • be 18 years of age or over;
  • not be related to the applicant by birth or marriage;
  • not be in a de facto or registered relationship with the applicant or a parent of a child applicant;
  • not live at the same address as the applicant or a parent of a child applicant;
  • have known the applicant for at least 12 months or for a child under one year, since birth;
  • not live at the same address as the applicant or parent of a child applicant;
  • be able to endorse the back of one photo as shown
  • agree to be contacted by us to confirm the passport applicant’s identity

A

The guarantor has a current (unexpired) Australian passport, which was issued with at least two years’ validity.

B

The guarantor is a person of any nationality currently employed in one of the following occupational or professional groups:

  • Accountant (must be an eligible member of a professional association)
  • Bank manager (includes department heads with accountancy qualifications)
  • Barrister, solicitor, lawyer, or patent attorney
  • Engineer (must be an eligible member of a professional association)
  • Dentist
  • Doctor / Registered medical practitioner
  • Judge
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Police Officer (must have served at least 5 years continuous service)
  • Teacher (must have been teaching full time for at least 5 years at schools or tertiary educational institutions)
  • Registered veterinary surgeon
  • Registered nurse

When will I get my passport?

Passports will take approximately three weeks to process from lodgement to delivery. The priority processing service is not available in the UAE.

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 issue a visa.

Make an appointment

Contact us during business hours to make an appointment to lodge your passport application.

Abu Dhabi:    Opening hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm. Appointments can be made between 8:30am and 2:00pm.

                            Book an appointment by visiting our online booking page. For general enquiries contact Abudhabi.embassy@dfat.gov.au

Dubai:             Opening hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm, Sunday to Thursday. Appointments can be made between 8:30am and 1:45pm.

          Book an appointment by visiting our online booking page
          For general enquiries contact consular.dubai@austrade.gov.au 

If your UAE residency permit is in your expired passport

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 it is your responsibility to maintain legal residency status whilst overseas.

The Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Australian Consulate-General in Dubai are not able to provide advice on behalf of the UAE Government.

Lodging in Australia

You may wish to apply for a passport while in Australia. You can prepare forms and make appointments for interview ahead if your time in Australia is limited.

In Australia, you may be able to pay the Priority Processing Fee and have your passport issued in two working days (allow additional time for delivery, if required). Otherwise, we recommend you allow up to three weeks to receive your new passport.

Fees

Application fees are payable by MasterCard, Visa or debit card in UAE Dirhams at the nominated exchange rate (subject to variations).

Cash, personal cheques or payments in any other currency will not be accepted.

Fees are subject to change.

Australian passports

Type

Validity

Fee (in AED)

Adult (18+) including overseas surcharge

10 years

990

Child (16-17) including overseas surcharge

10 years

857

Child (0-15) including overseas surcharge

5 years

499

Senior (75+) including overseas surcharge

5 years

632

Replacement passport

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

Expiry date of current passport

455

Emergency passport overseas

Limited

455

 

Other travel documents

Type

Fee (in AED)

Certificate of Identity

455

Document of Identity

187

Convention travel document (titre de voyage)

455

Observation made after passport issue

38