Australian High Commission
United Kingdom
Australia House, London

Passport Services

Welcome to the Australian Passport Office in London.


The Passports, Notarial and Consular counters are currently closed due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Appointments can still be made for a later date when we anticipate a return to work.


For urgent consular matters please phone 020 7887 5776

For urgent passport matters please phone 020 7887 5816 


Please use our menus to find all the information you need to apply for an Australian passport in the United Kingdom. Whether you are renewing your passport or applying for the first time, you will need to prepare an application form and submit it in person. These instructions guide you through the process and help ensure your application is complete.

We also answer many frequently asked questions in our FAQ page.


Security at the Australian High Commission

Security screening is in operation at the Australian High Commission in London and is similar to airport screening. Only those required to attend the interview are to be permitted into the passport waiting room. To minimise wait times we ask that you do not bring large bags or accessories not required for the passport interview. Generally, the office is busiest between 9am - 11am and there may be a queue to get through security.


Advice for travellers

Smartraveller information - COVID-19 updates


How long will it take?

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time for security screening. Passport interviews generally take 15 minutes. While we try our hardest to keep to appointment times, unfortunately circumstances outside of our control may delay our schedule. You should allow at least 30 minutes from security screening to the completion of your interview.


Your appointment

You must book an appointment; you will not be seen without one. You must bring a completed application form and supporting documents to your appointment. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and may cause you delays.



Additional information for passport applicants

Below are links to more passport information that may assist you. If you have questions that are not answered in these pages, please contact us for advice.