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

Passport Services

Applying for a Passport

 The Australian Embassy in Moscow can assist Australian citizens with applying for their first Australian passport, renew an expired passport or replace a passport that was lost or stolen.                                                                                                                                                          

There are several lodgement options available to eligible applicants located in Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan:

  • Digital upload function on the Australian Passport Office website
  • Mail-in - for passport renewals only
  • In person - by appointment only

Applicants should allow a minimum of six weeks to receive a new passport once payment has been taken.

More information on ldogement options is available below:

Lodging through the digital upload function

From 23 February 2022, clients who have been issued with a 10-year Australian passport since 2005, or are applying for a child passport (under 16 years) will be able to upload their application on the Australian Passport Office website. This is a temporary arrangement.

You can access the online application if:

  • You are located in Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan and have a delivery address in one of these countries, and
  • You have held a 10-year (Adult) Australian Passport since 2005, or
  • You are lodging an application for a child (under 16 years).

You can't access the online application if:

  • You have urgent travel or require an emergency passport
  • You hold a limited validity passport
  • You require a replacement passport
  • You are aged 16 years or older and you're applying for a first-time adult passport (10 year passport available to applicants 16-17 years).

For clients who are located in one of the above countries and meet the relevant criteria, follow the steps below to lodge your passport application:

  1. Visit the Australian Passport Office website and create your account. Complete your application form online. Once the application is completed, the application form/summary page will display the ‘Lodging your application’ section, which will instruct you to upload photo, documents and payment form online.
  2. Upload and submit the application form, supporting documents, digital photo and credit card payment authorisation form, as shown in the ‘Upload documents’ section in your account.
  3. Once your digital application is being assessed, you will receive an email from [email protected] to finalise the payment authorisation. Payment is taken by Credit Card only, in AUD (Australian Dollars). Transaction fees and exchange rate conversions may be applied by your financial institution.

Once your passport has been finalised it will be sent  to the Australian Embassy in Moscow if you are located in Russia, and directly to your mailing address if you are located in one of the CIS countries outside of Russia. If the passport is received at the Embassy you will be notified via email, so you can organise a courier on your side, or come and collect the passport in person.

Please allow a minimum of six weeks to receive a new passport once payment has been taken. PLEASE NOTE: incomplete applications will cause delays.

If you have urgent travel, please contact us at [email protected]  to discuss a possible emergency passport.

Lodging through mail-in or in person

If you're not eligible to use the online digital upload, please see the following instructions on how to lodge your passport application through mail or in person. Please allow a minimum of six weeks to receive a new passport once payment has been taken. PLEASE NOTE: incomplete applications will cause delays

First Adult Passport (aged 18 and over)

Adult Passport Renewal (aged 18 and over)

Child Passport (under 18)

Report Lost and Stolen Passport



Passport validity and Russian visas

Australians abroad, especially in Russia and in our countries of accreditation, 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 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.


Appointments and Security

All passport and notarial services at the Australian Embassy in Moscow are provided by appointment only.

  • Payments must be made at the time of the appointment by bank card only.  Please note that cash won't be accepted.
  • 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]

2024 Passport Fees

Fees as of 1 January 2024

All fees are shown in Australian dollars.

10 year validity passport (for persons aged 16 and over) $346
5  year validity passport (for children under 16) $175
5  year validity passport (optional for persons 75 and over) $175
Replacement passport $217
Emergency passport overseas $217

Additional fees
Overseas surcharge - adult applicant $155
Overseas surcharge - child applicant $76

For more information on passport services fees please email [email protected]

Other Information

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