Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan

Australian Passports

Australian Passports

In this section:

Passport services in person by appointment

We provide passport services to Australians in India at the High Commission in New Delhi by appointment only from Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm & 02:00 pm to 4:00 pm (excluding Public Holidays). Fees apply.

Email: [email protected]

Booking policy

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time for security screening. 
  • If you are late for your appointment, you may need to reschedule the appointment.
  • Bookings can be made 2 months in advance. 
  • You can amend, reschedule, or cancel your appointment by emailing us at [email protected]

Parking is not available for visitors within the High Commission.

Passport services by mail

Renewing your passport?  You can now submit your adult renewal application by mail. For more information on eligibility and how to lodge by mail please see: Mailed in passport application

Passport collection

You DO NOT require an appointment to come and collect your passport, however you are required to confirm with Consular Staff before coming to the High Commission. Passports can be collected from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (excluding Public Holidays)

Other lodgement locations

  • Consulate-General in Mumbai please click here
  • Australian Consulate-General in Chennai please click here

The following information should be read in conjunction with the information on the Australian Passport Office Website.

Emergency Passports

In certain circumstances, we can issue an emergency passport if you need to travel urgently and your existing passport has been stolen, damaged or lost.

Fees

Fees are payable in INR by Visa/ Mastercard Credit or Debit card. Fees are linked to the AUD/INR exchange rate and re-aligned monthly. 

Passport fees

Guarantors

Guarantors must either:

Photographs

Passport photographs must conform to specific requirements

Please also ask the photo shop to send you a soft copy of the photo so that it can be used in case the photos are not of accepted quality.

Processing times

You should allow a minimum of six weeks to get a new passport or renew one. Missing documents will delay your application. A child passport without full parental consent takes much longer.

The priority processing service is not available in India.

Lost and stolen passports

If your passport has been lost or stolen you will need to report this to the Police authorities and provide a police report when you apply for a new Australian passport.

Witnesses to child consent

Witnesses to child consent must be present at the time each person with parental responsibility signs the application form. They cannot be related to the child or the person consenting in any way, nor live at the same address.

Name changes

If your name has changed from what appears on your Australian Birth Certificate or Australian Citizenship Certificate you must provide evidence of your name change. Please read information in this link carefully.

We will only accept a foreign name change certificate if you were born overseas, live overseas and the name change happened overseas after you became an Australian citizen. The foreign name change certificate needs to be legalised. If it’s not in English, it needs to be translated in full by an approved translation service.

Note: Original change of name documents issued by Indian authorities, must be apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs.

Evidence of name change is also required when a parent’s name on a child’s birth certificate is different to their current name. This does not have to be legalised.

Pre-interview checklists

Privacy Policy

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Embassy’s appointments.  Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes.  By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT's behalf for these purposes.  If this information is not collected, DFAT's ability to arrange your appointment will be limited.  Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore's Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT's Privacy Policy.