Australian Embassy
Qatar
Promoting the interests of the Australian Government, Australian businesses and the Australian community in Qatar.

Passport and Notarial Services

Passport and Notarial Services

Passport processing times:

***The Australian Passport Office (APO) is currently seeing strong demand for passports. APO advises its customers to apply for or renew their passport well ahead of their planned travel dates and allow up to ten weeks to get a new passport.***

It is a good idea to plan the replacement of a passport well ahead of the expiry date and, if you need to travel, ensure you have sufficient time to replace passports and visas where needed. Remember that many countries require that passports have at least six (6) months validity in order to permit entry or obtain a visa.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Embassy's appointments. Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes. By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT’s behalf for these purposes. If this information is not collected, DFAT’s ability to arrange your appointment will be limited. Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore’s Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT’s Privacy Policy.

Book an appointment with Embassy using SetMore

Fees are payable in Qatari Riyals by credit/debit card only (cash, cheques and other currencies will not be accepted). Fees will be posted on our website on the first working day of each month, and are subject to change based on exchange rates.

See our Legalising Documents page for essential information on the services we can provide. Fees apply for Notarial Services.

Please allow two standard business working days for collection of an authentication and an apostille. 

Please note that in most cases, authorities in Qatar require Australian documents to be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia and the Embassy of Qatar in Australia before they can be accepted. You will need to confirm the requirements for your document with the Qatar authorities before making an appointment for notarial services at the Australian Embassy.

The Qatari government can require a police clearance to issue a residency permit. Australian police clearances are issued by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in Canberra or by state police. Application forms can be downloaded from the AFP website.

 

After Hours Consular and Passports Assistance
Australian Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents who require urgent consular and passport assistance after normal working hours should contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra, Australia, on +61 2 6261 3305.

 
 

 

Australian Passports

Information about Australian passports, including passport applications, compulsory documents and photograph requirements, is available on the Australian Passport Office website.

All Australian citizens must lodge their passport application in person. We are not able to accept applications by mail or courier. This helps us to protect you, by protecting the security and integrity of your Australian passport.

Please note that child applications should be lodged in person by a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child. The person lodging the application is not required to be an Australian citizen, but will need to present photographic identification for both parents at the appointment.

The frequent traveller passport will be discontinued from 1 December 2017. For further information, click here.

Current Passport and Notarial Fees* (From June 2022)

  AUD QAR
PASSPORT (34 page)
ADULT 308 777
CHILD (16/17) 308 777
CHILD 155 391
SENIOR (over 75 years) 155 391
REPLACEMENT PASSPORT 193 487
OVERSEAS PROCESSING SURCHARGE - ADULT 138 348
OVERSEAS PROCESSING SURCHARGE - CHILD 67 169
EMERGENCY PASSPORT APPLICATION FEE 193 487
OTHER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY 193 487
DOCUMENT OF IDENTITY 81 204
PASSPORT OBSERVATION (after issue) 15 38
NOTARIAL SERVICES
CNI 153 386
WITNESSING SIGNATURE 76 192
APOSTILLE (single-page document) 87 219
APOSTILLE (multi-page document) WITH BINDING 87 219
AUTHENTICATION (single-page document) 87 219
AUTHENTICATION (multi-page document) WITH BINDING 87 219
CERTIFIED COPIES (per copy) 76 192

*fees are payable in Qatari Riyals by credit/debit card only (cash, cheques and other currencies will not be accepted)