Australian Embassy

Passport Services

The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019.

If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled. To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit The deadline for enrolling or updating your details for the federal election is 8pm, Thursday 18 April (Australian time in the electorate you’re enrolled).

In-person voting will be available at the Australian Embassy in Berlin (Wallstraße 76-79, 101179 Berlin – U Märkisches Museum), from 7-17 May between 0830 and 1630 weekdays.  There is no in person voting services being provided at the Australian Consulate-General in Frankfurt. Alternatively, you can apply for a postal vote online now at

If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.

Information in other languages can be found at

The AEC website has a lot of useful information regarding the election, and you should check there first, but if you have further questions please email

Applying for an Australian passport

Please follow the steps below to renew or apply for your Australian passport while in Germany. 

All applications must be lodged in person by appointment only.  There are no exceptions, even if you have renewed by mail in the past or if you live a long distance from our offices.  Book an appointment here. 

If there is an urgent need to travel, you may need to apply for an emergency passport instead of, or in addition to, a full validity passport. 

Step by step instructions


1.  Fill out your application online at the global website. 

You will need to create an account first. When you fill out your application form online, you will automatically be directed to the correct form and a list of required supporting documents will be available. 

You may need to adjust your print settings so that the top/bottom of the pages are not cut off.

2.  Print, sign and date your form  

Make sure all sections are signed before your interview.  Passport staff cannot witness signatures.  

3.  Obtain two passport photos and the required documents. 

Review the Required Documents for your application and go through the checklist to avoid common errors. Check the requirements for name changes, translation of foreign documents and guarantors.

We recommend that you have your photos taken by a photographer showing them the photograph guidelines. Photos taken in photo booth will likely be rejected


4.  Further information            

Passports FAQs

Passport fees

Outreach appointments

Report a lost or stolen passport

Validity of passports, entry and exit requirements

5.  Book an appointment                         

All adult applications must be lodged in person by appointment only:

For child applications, one parent must lodge the application in person. It does not matter whether the lodging person is an Australian citizen.

Children aged 16 and 17 years old must attend the interview, together with one parent.

Children aged 15 years and younger are not required to attend the interview.

6.  After your appointment

Allow up to 3 weeks to receive your new passport after lodgement.

You can keep your current passport while your new one is being processed. Please advise the passports officer at the beginning of your appointment that you would like to retain your passsport. 

You can either pick up your passport in Frankfurt or Berlin or it will be sent to you by registered mail. A postage fee of 4€ applies























Outreach appointments - notarials and passports


Outreach in Munich - Tuesday, 21 May 2019

A consular officer will offer appointments for passport interviews and a limited range of notarial services in central Munich on Tuesday, 21 May 2019. If you are interested in booking an appointment, please respond to this email and provide the following information:

·         Full name and date of birth

·         Address and mobile phone number

·         For passport application interviews: First time applicant, passport renewal or new passport application

For passport application appointments: Please note that the applications will be processed in Berlin. Therefore allow an additional couple of days for the passport to be processed. The normal turnaround time is three weeks.

For notarial services: Please specify which notarial service you are requesting and which documents you are providing (i.e. witnessing a signature on a land transfer, issue a certified copy of an Australian passport)

You will be advised of the time of your appointment and location closer to the date. Please note that appointment times cannot be changed. Payment can be made by debit or credit card.


Appointments for passport interviews and notarial services - outreach

There are currently no other outreach events scheduled. If you have a general interest in upcoming appointments in the following cities, please email: to be added to our mailing list. Please advise of your full name, date of birth, passport number and which service you require:

  • Hamburg
  • Hannover/Hanover
  • Köln/Cologne
  • Leipzig
  • München/Munich
  • Stuttgart

As soon as an event is scheduled, you will be sent an email and it will  be advertised on this website. Emails requesting information on potential upcoming dates will not be answered.


Australian Passport Fees

The fee is payable upon lodgement of the passport application/upon the performance of the notarial service. Fees must be paid in Euro by debit (EC) or credit card. The Australian Embassy Berlin and the Consulate-General in Frankfurt do not accept cash payments.

You should normally allow up to three weeks to receive a new passport. It can take longer if more information is needed or your application hasn’t been filled out correctly.

Date:  January 2019        
Local Currency EUR        
Exchange Rate (1 AUD → Local Currency): 0.623        
PASSPORT (32 page)          
ADULT 293                 183                 265
CHILD (16/17) 293                 183                 223
CHILD 148                    92                 132
SENIOR  (over 75 years) 148                    92                 174
REPLACEMENT PASSPORT (full visa pages) 184                 115                 115
OVERSEAS PROCESSING SURCHARGE - ADULT 132                    82    
OVERSEAS PROCESSING SURCHARGE - CHILD 64                    40    
EMERGENCY PASSPORT APPLICATION FEE 184                 115                 115
CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY 184                 115                 115
DOCUMENT OF IDENTITY 77                    48                    48
PASSPORT OBSERVATION (after issue) 15                      9                      9
CNI 146                    91                    91
WITNESSING SIGNATURE 72                    45                    45
APOSTILLE 83                    52                    52
AUTHENTICATION 83                    52                    52
CERTIFIED COPIES (per copy) 72                    45                    45


Ordinary passport (34 pages):

10 - year validity for persons aged 16 and over
5 -  year validity for children under 16 years and optional for persons aged 75 years and over

Replacement Passport (34 pages):

Only available to overseas applicants with full visa pages or minor damages but more than 2 years validity remaining on their current passport. A replacement passport will be issued with the same expiry date as the passport being replaced: €115 (no overseas surcharge)

Emergency Passport (4 pages):

Only Australian citizens can be issued with an Emergency passport in circumstances where either they cannot complete all requirements (other than identity, citizenship and entitlement) for the issue of a full validity passport or they can complete all requirements but there is a need to travel urgently. This travel document will contain only 4 visa pages and the validity will be limited to a period between seven and twelve months, to meet the immediate travel needs of the client. The Emergency Passport would be guaranteed within two working days, once all requirements are fulfilled. A full validity passport may be applied for simultaneously, utilising the same application as for the Emergency Passport.

It is the responsibility of the holder to ensure the travel document is suitable for entry, transit and exit for any ongoing travel including visa requirements.

If you need to travel within the next 48 hours, please contact the Australian Embassy Berlin on +49 30 88 00 88 0 (Option "2" for consular and passports) or the Australian Consulate-General in Frankfurt on +49 69 905580 0 immediately.