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

Passport Services

 Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

At this time we are not taking any routine passport appointments until further notice. Please continue to monitor our website and twitter for updates, and book an appointment with us once we resume our standard services.

If you require an Emergency Passport or other emergency services, please email us at [email protected] describing your circumstances or call on +7 495 956 6070 (during business hours).We will continue to prioritise consular services to those in genuine need.

If you require urgent consular assistance during business hours (9am - 5pm Monday to Friday), please contact us  on +7 495 956 6070. Contact details of our Honorary Consulates in St Petersburg and Almaty are also available hereOutside business hours, please contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 62613305

 

 

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 If the passport is cancelled, lost or is no longer valid, the visa also loses its validity.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

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.

Guidelines on applying for various passport categories:

First Adult Passport (aged 18 and over)

Adult Passport Renewal (aged 18 and over)

Child Passport (under 18)

Report Lost and Stolen Passport

Appointments and Security

At this time we are not taking any routine passport appointments until further notice. Please continue to monitor our website and twitter for updates, and book an appointment with us once we resume our standard services.

If you require an Emergency Passport or other emergency services, please email us at [email protected] describing your circumstances or call on +7 495 956 6070 (during business hours).We will continue to prioritise consular services to those in genuine need.

If you require urgent consular assistance during business hours (9am - 5pm Monday to Friday), please contact us  on +7 495 956 6070. Contact details of our Honorary Consulates in St Petersburg and Almaty are also available hereOutside business hours, please contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 62613305

Once we are back to standard operation the following  will aply:

  • All passport and notarial services at the Australian Embassy in Moscow are provided by appointment only.
  • The Australian Embassy in Moscow does not accept cash payments for passport and notarial fees.  Only credit or debit card payments in Russian Roubles will be accepted for the payment of consular services, including passports and notarial acts.  Payments must be made at the time of the appointment.  In certain instances, payment can be made using a remote payment service.
  • Security screening is in operation at the Australian Embassy in Moscow and is similar to airport screening.
  • All visitors must present their passports to the guards to be able to enter the premises.
  • Mobile phones must be switched off at all times while at the premises.
  • The Australian Embassy in Moscow does not have public restrooms or baby changing facilities.

            For more information please email [email protected].   

Processing Times

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 protected]

2021 Passport Fees

From 1 January 2021,  the following passport fees will apply:

  • 10-year validity passport for people aged 16 and over- $301
  • 5-year validity passport for people aged under 16 or 75 and over- $152
  • Emergency and replacement passports- $189
  • Overseas surcharge for adult applicants- $135
  • Overseas surcharge for child applicants- $66
  • For more information on passport services fees please email [email protected]. 

Recent Updates

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 [email protected] .   

Other Information

Additional and more extensive information can be found on the website of the Australian Passport Office: www.passports.gov.au