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

Passport Services

The Australian Embassy in Moscow can assist you 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 If the passport is cancelled, lost or is no longer valid, the visa also loses its validity.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.

Whether you apply in Australia or overseas, it takes approximately three weeks to get a new passport. You can help minimise processing times by ensuring that when you lodge your application, you provide all the required and correct information.

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 call or email us directly prior to organising payment.

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. For more information please email


Please note that we are unable to commence processing your application for a passport or a consular/notarial service, until we receive the correct payment.

Additional information and local guidance:

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   

Passport and Notarial Fees Increases

      From  1 January 2018, passport and notarial fees increases will apply :

For Passports, the following increases will apply:

  • 10-year validity passport for persons aged 16 and over- $282.
  • 5-year validity passport for children under 16 years and persons aged 75 and over- $142.
  • Emergency passport overseas- $178.
  • The overseas surcharge for passport applications lodged outside Australia will increase to $53 for children under 18 years and to $105 for adults.

For Notarials, the new fees will range between $71 and $143 AUD depending on the requested service. This increase takes into account  the growing costs of delivering notarial services and rising demand. The new fees structure aligns with those charged by commercial providers.

Other information:

Additional and more extensive information can be found on the website of the Australian Passport Office: