Australian Embassy
Russian Federation
Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Renew your Passport

1. Determine your eligibility for renewal

You can renew your passport IF you are an Australian citizen, aged 18 years or over, and you:

Have and can present an Australian passport that:

  • was valid for at least two years when issued;
  • was issued in your current name, date of birth and gender; and
  • is current or expired less than three years ago.

OR

Have and can present an Australian passport that:

  • was issued when you were 16 years of age or over;
  • was valid for at least two years when issued;
  • was issued in your current name, date of birth and gender; and
  • is current or expired less than three years ago


If you cannot present your passport at the time of renewal (for example if your passport was lost or stolen), you are not eligible to renew it and must apply for a new passport.

2. Read and print this guide

Read this guide and additional information at www.passports.gov.au. Applications that are incorrectly filled, incomplete or do not adhere to requirements, will delay the processing of your passport.

3. Complete the application form

Start your application online and print it for lodgment. All application forms must be pre-filled online and printed prior to your appointment.

4. Obtain passport photos

You need to provide two hardcopy and one digital identical colour photos that are no more than six months old. The photos must meet particular requirements. We recommend  you check the requirements before you have your photos taken and ensure the person taking the photos understands these requirements.

The digital version (original digital file and not re-scanned) of your photo can be emailed to us or provided on a USB.

5. Lodge your passport application in person

You must lodge your application in person. Remember to take along your original identity documents, which will be checked and returned to you at the time

  • To lodge your application at the Australian Embassy, Moscow, you must book your appointment online.
  • Remember to bring the originals of all the relevant documents (which will be returned to you at the time), endorsed photos (as well as the digital version) and the means to pay the passport fee at the interview.
  • Fees can be paid in RUB by bank card only over the counter or remotely. Cash payments are not accepted.
  • Please note that Passport Fees change every month. For the latest fee in RUB  please email or call the Embassy directly to confirm the required amounts prior to making payment.

If you have further queries, please check www.passports.gov.au as most likely the answer to your question can be found there. If you are still unable to resolve your query, you can contact the Australian Embassy's Passports Section at passports.moscow@dfat.gov.au or on +7 (495) 956 6070.