In this section:
- Passport services in person by appointment
- Passport services by mail
- Passport collection
- Other lodgement locations
- Emergency Passports
- Processing times
- Lost and stolen passports
- Witnesses to child consent
- Name changes
- Pre-interview checklists:
We provide passport services to Australians in India at the High Commission in New Delhi by appointment only from Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm & 02:00 pm to 4:00 pm (excluding Public Holidays). Fees apply.
Email: [email protected]
- Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time for security screening.
- If you are late for your appointment, you may need to reschedule the appointment.
- Bookings can be made 2 months in advance.
- You can amend, reschedule, or cancel your appointment by emailing us at [email protected]
Parking is not available for visitors within the High Commission.
Passport services by mail
Renewing your passport? You can now submit your adult renewal application by mail. For more information on eligibility and how to lodge by mail please see: Mailed in passport application
You DO NOT require an appointment to come and collect your passport, however you are required to confirm with Consular Staff before coming to the High Commission. Passports can be collected from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (excluding Public Holidays)
- Consulate-General in Mumbai please click here
- Australian Consulate-General in Chennai please click here
The following information should be read in conjunction with the information on the Australian Passport Office Website.
In certain circumstances, we can issue an emergency passport if you need to travel urgently and your existing passport has been stolen, damaged or lost.
Fees are payable in INR by Visa/ Mastercard Credit or Debit card. Fees are linked to the AUD/INR exchange rate and re-aligned monthly.
Guarantors must either:
- Hold a current Australian passport issued for a minimum period of two years; or
- Belong to specific occupational categories (or local equivalent)
Passport photographs must conform to specific requirements
Please also ask the photo shop to send you a soft copy of the photo so that it can be used in case the photos are not of accepted quality.
You should allow a minimum of six weeks to get a new passport or renew one. Missing documents will delay your application. A child passport without full parental consent takes much longer.
The priority processing service is not available in India.
If your passport has been lost or stolen you will need to report this to the Police authorities and provide a police report when you apply for a new Australian passport.
Witnesses to child consent must be present at the time each person with parental responsibility signs the application form. They cannot be related to the child or the person consenting in any way, nor live at the same address.
If your name has changed from what appears on your Australian Birth Certificate or Australian Citizenship Certificate you must provide evidence of your name change. Please read information in this link carefully.
We will only accept a foreign name change certificate if you were born overseas, live overseas and the name change happened overseas after you became an Australian citizen. The foreign name change certificate needs to be legalised. If it’s not in English, it needs to be translated in full by an approved translation service.
Note: Original change of name documents issued by Indian authorities, must be apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs.
Evidence of name change is also required when a parent’s name on a child’s birth certificate is different to their current name. This does not have to be legalised.