The Australian Embassy in Moscow can assist Australian citizens with applying for a new Australian passport, renew an expired passport or replace a passport that was lost or stolen.
Australians abroad, especially in Russia and in our countries of accreditations must ensure their passports are valid throughout their entire stay. When renewing or replacing an Australian passport in Russia, pay particular attention to regulations regarding Russian visas. A Russian visa is only valid for the passport in which it was issued in. If the passport is cancelled, lost or is no longer valid, the visa also loses its validity. It is the responsibility of the passport holder to obtain a replacement visa for the new passport.
Applying for a Passport
From 30 October 2017
, the Australian Embassy in Moscow will no longer accept cash payments
for passport fees. Only credit or debit card payments in Russian Roubles will be accepted for the payment of consular services, including passports. Payments must be made at the time of the appointment. In certain instances, payment can be made using a remote payment service.
Fees for passport services may change from month to month in line with exchange rate fluctuations. For the most up to date local fee for your service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You should allow approximately three weeks
to receive a new passport once the application is successfully lodged. You can help reduce processing time by ensuring that you provide all documents as required. Please note that a child passport without full parental consent
takes much longer to be processed. If you require a passport urgently for compassionate or compelling reasons
, you may be able to apply for an Emergency Passport
. For more information, please email email@example.com.
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
Frequent Traveller Passports:
From 1 December 2017
, the Frequent Traveller Passport (FTP) will be discontinued
due to the decrease in the overall demand and as more countries are issuing electronic visas. For more information on replacement passports options please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional and more extensive information can be found on the website of the Australian Passport Office: www.passports.gov.au