Australian Embassy in Germany

The Australian Embassy in Germany cannot assist with visa enquiries. When you’re overseas, Aussie consular staff are there to lend a hand, following the rules laid out in the Australian Consular Service Charter. Plus, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade runs a Consular Emergency Centre that’s open round the clock. So, if you ever find yourself in a pickle and need urgent help, don’t hesitate to reach out to a consular officer.

Australian Embassy in Germany

Location and postal address: Wallstraße 76-79, 10179 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 – 880088-0 (not for visa enquiries)
Fax: +49 (0)30 – 880088-210 (not for visa enquiries)
Email: (not for visa enquiries)

For visa information visit the Department of Home Affairs and our site Connecting with Australia.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm (except for public holidays)
Telephone switchboard: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 1.00 pm + 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Passport applications interviews and notarial services at the Embassy in Berlin and the Consulate-General in Frankfurt are offered by appointment only and must be booked online. Passport and notarial fees are payable upon lodgement of the application. Fees must be paid in Euro by debit (EC) or credit card.


Australian Driver’s Licence Renewals

If you’re an Aussie living in Germany and need to renew your driver’s licence, the Australian Embassy in Berlin and the Consulate-General in Frankfurt can help you out. They can witness your signature and give the thumbs-up to your licence renewal photos. But just so you know, they can’t actually renew your licence for you.

To get the ball rolling, you’ll need to reach out to the right folks back in Australia to grab the form you need for renewing your licence while you’re living abroad. And if you’ve got questions about registration or licences, hit up the website of the road authority back home for all the info you need. I have also added the Australia Health Examination Visa Application on here.


Australian Passport and Notarial Fees

When it comes to passport applications and notarial services at the Australian Embassy in Berlin and the Consulate-General in Frankfurt, here’s the scoop on fees and payment:

– You’ll need to pay the fee when you lodge your passport application or when you get the notarial service done. They only accept payments in Euro via debit or credit card. Sorry, no cash accepted.

Passport Fees (as of January 2024):

– Adult Passport: 305 €
– Child Passport (Under 16 years): 153€
– Child Passport (16-17 years): 257€
– Senior Passport (75 years and over): 201€
– Emergency Passport (valid for seven months only): 132 €
– Replacement Passport (for passports with full visa pages and over 2 years remaining validity): 132€

Consular Fees:

– Certified copies: 52 €
– Witnessing signatures: 52 €
– Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage: 104€
– Statutory Declaration: 52€
– Apostille or authentication: 60 €

For passport types:

– Ordinary passport (34 pages):
– 10-year validity for 16 years and over
– 5-year validity for children under 16 years and optional for persons aged 75 years and over

– Replacement Passport (34 pages):

– Issued to overseas applicants with full visa pages or minor damages but more than 2 years validity remaining on their current passport. Same expiry date as the passport being replaced.

– Emergency Passport (6 pages):

– Only available to Australian citizens in urgent travel situations. Contains only 6 visa pages and valid for 7-12 months. Can be processed within two working days. Full validity passport can be applied for simultaneously.

Remember, it’s your responsibility to make sure your travel document meets all entry, transit, and exit requirements, including visas. If you’re in a hurry and need to travel within the next 48 hours, give the Australian Embassy Berlin or the Consulate-General in Frankfurt a ring ASAP. Likewise also see the article that I added on here if you got married at the Australian Prospective Marriage Visa Documents page.


Applying for your passport in person

Here’s a step-by-step guide for applying for your passport in person:

1. Get the Form:

– Likewise you will now need to head to the global website to fill out the passport application. You’ll need to create an account first. When you’re done, print it out. Your online application will guide you to the right form and list the supporting documents you’ll need.

2. Print, Sign, and Date Your Form:

– Adjust your print settings to avoid cutting off any parts of the pages. Sign all sections before your interview. Passport staff can’t witness signatures. Your signature is only valid for six months, so make sure it’s recent.

3. Prepare Supporting Documents:

– All documents must be originals; no certified copies accepted. Check the information sheets for the required documents based on the type of application you’re submitting (PC7 for renewal, PC8 for new application).

4. Photographs and Guarantor:

– Likewise get your photos taken by a professional photographer following the guidelines. Photos from a photo booth might get rejected.
– A guarantor needs to sign the application and endorse one photo for new applications (PC8). The guarantor can’t be related to you.

5. Book an Appointment:

– Make an appointment to lodge your application in person. Parents must lodge child applications, but the lodging parent doesn’t have to be Australian. Children aged 16-17 must attend with one parent, while those 15 and under don’t need to.

6. Processing Time:

– Lastly note that due to high demand, expect at least four weeks for your new passport after lodging. Plan accordingly for your travel. You can hold onto your current passport during processing.
– You can either collect your new passport where you lodged your application or have it sent to you by registered mail (with an extra postage fee).

Keep these steps in mind to smoothly navigate the passport application process! Likewise also see the details on the Australian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago which I have added onto this website.


Child passport renewal by post

Here’s a guide for applying for a child passport renewal by post:

1. Eligibility:

– Likewise the applicant must be under 16 years old and have previously held an Australian passport.

2. Get the Form:

– Fill out the passport application online and print it. You’ll need to create an account first. The correct form will be provided based on your responses, with a list of required documents.

3. Print, Sign, and Date Your Form:

– Adjust your print settings to avoid cutting off any parts of the pages. Sign all sections where required and ensure the signatures are witnessed if necessary. Signatures are valid for six months.

4. Parents’ Proof of Identity:

– Likewise you will need to provide copies of both parents’ IDs showing their name, photo, and signature, along with proof of address. If there have been name changes, include certified copies of IDs, proof of address, and documents explaining the change.

5. Photographs and Guarantor:

– Have passport photos taken by a professional photographer following the guidelines. Photos from a photo booth might get rejected.
– A guarantor must sign the application and endorse one photo. They cannot be related to the applicant.

6. Posting Your Application and Payment:

– Send your application to the Passport Office at either the Australian Embassy in Berlin or the Australian Consulate-General in Frankfurt. Include the completed form, two passport photos, and copies of both parents’ ID and proof of address.
– Once received, you’ll be sent a payment link by email. Make sure your email address is legible and regularly checked.

7. Processing Time:

– Likewise you will need to refer to the ‘Passport Services’ page for current processing times. Incomplete applications will cause delays, so ensure everything is filled out correctly.
– Your passport remains valid during processing and will be cancelled electronically 30 days after the new passport is sent out.


Likewise follow these steps to successfully renew your child’s passport by post, and plan accordingly for travel timelines. Lastly also see the details on the Australian Consulate in Guangzhou as well as the Australian High Commission in Kenya.



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