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Whether you are interested in doing business with or investing in Australia, going on holiday, studying or just learning more about our country, we hope you find this site of use.

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2019 Australian Federal Election

The date for the 2019 Australian federal election has not yet been announced.

The Australian Embassy in Moscow* will  be offering in person voting for the 2019 Australian federal election. Members of the public must provide photo ID in order to gain access to the Embassy. ID is not required to vote.

For information on enrolling and voting while overseas, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website at www.aec.gov.au/overseas.

If you wish to vote in the federal election you must be enrolled. To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit www.aec.gov.au.

For updates on the election please check the AEC’s website and follow the AEC’s Twitter account.

*Locations in which in person voting will be offered may change at short notice, subject to unforeseen circumstances or security incidents.

2019 Passport and Notarial Services Fees Increase

From 1 January 2019, increased passport and notarial services fees will apply:
  • 10-year passport for persons aged 16 and over - $293
  • 5-year passport for children under 16 years and persons aged 75 and over - $148
  • emergency passport overseas - $184
  • replacement passport - $184
  • adult overseas surcharge - $132
  • child overseas surcharge - $64
  • certifying a copy of document, witnessing signature- $72
  • Apostille/Authentication certifciate- $83
  • Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI)- $146

For more information on passport and notarial services fees please email consular.moscow@dfat.gov.au. 

Passport Photos- No Glasses

From 1 July 2018 new passport photos must be taken without glasses. A limited exemption for medical reasons may apply where supported by medical certifciate. Other passport photo standards remain unchanged. For more information please refer to Passport Photo Guidelines.

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… Australia is the fourth largest economy in the Asian region and is the 12th largest economy in the world?
… Australian Indigenous art is the oldest ongoing tradition of art in the world?
… English is Australia’s national language but 300+ languages are spoken in Aussie homes?

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Benefits of an Australian Education

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