Australian Consulate-General
Chennai, India

Passport Services

Passport interviews are conducted at the Australian Consulate-General in Chennai from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Interview slots are allocated by appointments only. To book an appointment please call + 91 44 4592 1300.

Applicants must lodge their Australian Passport Application in person at the Australian Consulate-General. Applications are not accepted by post.

Passport Fees

 Travel Document

 Individual Type

 AUD

 INR

 Issue of Australian Passport (Ordinary)

 

 Adult (10 year passport for persons aged 16 and over)

 $ 301

 ₹ 16,450

 Minor (5 year passport for children under 16)

 $ 152

 ₹ 8,350

 Senior (5 year passport optional for persons 75 and over)

 $ 152

 ₹ 8,350

 Overseas Surcharge

 Adult/Senior

 $ 135

 ₹ 7,400

 Minor

 $ 66

 ₹ 3,650

 An observation made after the issue of a passport

 NA

 $ 15

 ₹ 850

 Issue of document of Identity

 NA

 $ 79

 ₹ 4,350

 

 UN Travel Document (Titre de Voyage)

 

 NA

 

 $ 189

 

 ₹ 10,350

 (EY) Emergency Passport Overseas

 NA

 $ 189

 ₹ 10,350

 Issue of Certificate of Identity

 NA

 $ 189

 ₹ 10,350

The above fees apply and are payable under Passport Act 1938 and Regulation.

The passport application fee is non-refundable.

Fees are payable in Indian Rupees only and must be paid by cash / card or by Demand Draft in favour of "Australian High Commission", payable at New Delhi.

Fees are subject to annual indexation. No GST is payable on passport fees.

 

Start online at www.passports.gov.au

Child applicants aged 16 or 17 will be issued with a 10-year passport instead of the five-year passport currently issued to children under 18. Applications must still include parental consent, and they must be personally lodged by the applicant together with a parent. The application fee will be the same as for adults, reflecting the longer validity of the passport to be issued. For applications lodged overseas, the child surcharge will also apply.

 

Temporary Passport Arrangements during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The Australian High Commission and our Consulates-General continue to offer passport services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

If you are in a city or state where stay-at-home orders are in place, or there are restrictions preventing travel, you may apply for a temporary passport (valid for up to 12 months) by mail.  Please see Applying For A Temporary Passport for more information.  If there are no stay-at-home orders or travel restrictions in your location, please make an appointment at your preferred office to lodge your application in person.

Visiting our offices during COVID-19

  • In Chennai, consular and passport services are provided on weekdays, between 9.30 am -4.30 pm, except on public holidays. You must have an appointment to visit our offices in Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.
  • If you have a fever, cough or any COVID-19 symptoms, please reschedule your appointment.  Please do not attend our offices if you are ill or if you have had recent exposure to someone who is ill.
  • Please do not bring friends or family members to your appointment.  If you are applying for a child passport, both parents are welcome to attend. 
  • You must bring and wear a mask.  We will ask you to remove your mask briefly to confirm your identity.
  • You may be asked to wash or sanitise your hands before you enter the office premises. Your temperature will also be checked before you are allowed to enter our offices.

Frequently asked questions​

Do I need to apply if I'm not planning to travel?

No.  If you do not plan to travel and/or do not need a passport right now, you can wait until the COVID-19 situation stabilises before making an appointment at one of our offices. 

What happens if my passport expires during this time?

There is no penalty for letting your passport expire.  Renewing a passport is a personal choice, but you may not be able to leave India without a valid passport.  If you do plan to travel or need a passport for another reason, we encourage you to follow the steps above to apply now.

What if I don’t feel safe travelling to your office?

We understand that you may not feel it is safe to travel at this time, even if stay-at-home orders in your location have been lifted.  For some people, the best option is to wait until you feel ready to apply in person.

If you are still under a stay-at-home order in your city or state, or you would have to travel through a city or state where a stay-at-home order is in place, you can apply for a temporary passport through the mail.

What if I am medically unable to travel to your office even through my state has opened up?

Please contact us to discuss your situation.  If there is a reason why you need a passport but you have medical evidence that you are unable to travel, you may be able to apply for a temporary passport by mail.

What if I need to travel unexpectedly due to an emergency?

Please apply for an emergency passport as soon as possible by following the instructions above.  We can generally issue an emergency passport within 2 working days.

Do I have to replace my temporary/emergency passport in person at your office?

Yes.  If you are issued with a temporary or emergency passport, you must lodge a new application using the PC8 Application for an Australian Passport Overseas (not the renewal PC7 form) in person at one of our offices. For child applications, the application must be lodged at an office in the country where the child is physically located by one parent. 

When will you stop accepting mail applications for temporary passports?

Mail applications are acceptable if your city or state is under at stay-at-home order, or has restrictions in place preventing travel.  Once these restrictions are lifted, you should apply in person at one of our offices.  We will update this page when mail applications are discontinued.