Information about Australian passports, including passport applications, compulsory documents and photograph requirements, is available on the Australian Passport Office website.
Eligible Australians can now mail in, courier, or drop off their completed passport renewal applications to the Australian Embassy in Doha.
Due to the high demand on passports, you should now allow up to 10 weeks to receive a new passport once payment has been taken. PLEASE NOTE incomplete applications will cause delays.
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.
Eligibility for Mailed Applications
Passport applications can be mailed in, couriered, or delivered for children up to age 15 years, who have held a previous passport.
First-time child applications or children aged 16 and 17 must be lodged in person.
Mailed in renewal applications must include:
- a completed PC8 application form, including signed and witnessed parental consent. Children over the age of 10 years must also sign on page 5 of the form, within the white box.
- two recent Australian standard passport photos of the child. One photo must have the child's name written on the back.
- clear photocopies of identification for both parents providing consent. Identification should include full name and signature.
For an adult passport renewal, to access the mail in renewal service, you must be 18 years and over and you will need a passport that:
- was issued when you were aged 16 or older
- was issued on or after 1 January 2006
- had, when it was issued, at least two years’ validity
- has your current name, date of birth, place of birth and gender, and
- has not been reported lost, stolen, or cancelled.
If you can answer yes to all the above, complete your passport renewal application online.
You can mail the completed passport application to the Australian Embassy in Doha via local courier service provider.
If you don’t meet these criteria, you’ll need lodge your application in person by scheduling an appointment.
- Please complete and include the attached payment authorisation form with your mailed in application documents. Embassy staff will take payment and use your application number as the reference for the payment.
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How long will it take?
Please allow a minimum of 10 weeks to receive a new passport once payment has been taken. PLEASE NOTE: incomplete applications will cause delays.
For further information, please email [email protected]
Passport Applications that require personal lodgement at the Embassy
The following application types must be lodged in person at the Australian Embassy in Doha.
- First child passport
- First adult passport
- Replace lost/ stolen/ damaged adult passport
- Replace lost/ stolen/ damaged child passport
- Concurrent passport
Under some circumstances a limited-validity Emergency passport or other type of travel document may be issued to facilitate urgent travel to Australia. Please contact the Passports Section at [email protected] for further information.
Urgent application priority processing fees only apply for those applications lodged in Australia.
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.
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.
Current Passport and Notarial Fees* (From September 2023)
|PASSPORT (34 page)|
|SENIOR (over 75 years)||164||373|
|OVERSEAS PROCESSING SURCHARGE - ADULT||146||332|
|OVERSEAS PROCESSING SURCHARGE - CHILD||71||162|
|EMERGENCY PASSPORT APPLICATION FEE||204||465|
|OTHER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS|
|CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY||204||465|
|DOCUMENT OF IDENTITY||85||194|
|PASSPORT OBSERVATION (after issue)||16||36|
|APOSTILLE (single-page document)||92||210|
|APOSTILLE (multi-page document) WITH BINDING||92||210|
|AUTHENTICATION (single-page document)||92||210|
|AUTHENTICATION (multi-page document) WITH BINDING||92||210|
|CERTIFIED COPIES (per copy)||80||182|
*fees are payable in Qatari Riyals by credit/debit card only (cash, cheques and other currencies will not be accepted)