Australian Embassy
Bulgaria, Romania

Passports and Consular Services

Services for Australians Overseas 

Important Announcements


Changes to Passport and Notarial Services fees

From 1 January 2017, the fees for notarial services increased following a recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Functional and Efficiency Review. Notarial service fees have not increased in 16 years.

The new fee schedule takes into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and rising demand.

Passport fees increased on 1 January 2017 in line with annual CPI indexation and fee increases announced in the Government's 2016-17 Budget.

Please check the revised lists of fees for further details.


Apostilles (“Hague Stamps”)

With effect from 1 July 2015, the Embassy commenced issuing Apostilles (“Hague Stamps”) on original Australian public documents. Please note that documents presented for an Apostille must be originals unless certified and sealed by an Australian notary public. More information can be found on Smartraveller. Fees for the issue of an Apostille can be found here and must be paid by credit or debit card (Visa/MasterCard). Applicants wishing to have an Apostille issued on an Australian public document should contact the Embassy’s to make an appointment. The Embassy may require up to two working days to issue the Apostille. 


Office Hours and Contact Details

The Consular and Passport Services Section of the Australian Embassy in Athens is open for telephone and email enquiries from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.

Passport interviews and notarial services are offered on an appointment only basis - see Passport Services – Appointment System

Consular Privacy Collection Statement
Contact details
Public holidays  

Honorary Consuls

The Australian Embassy in Athens administers Honorary Consulates in Thessaloniki (northern Greece ), in Sofia (Bulgaria) and in Bucharest (Romania). Honorary Consuls are able to provide assistance to Australian citizens and can accept passport applications (by appointment only). 

Temporary Closure of the Honorary Consulate in Thessaloniki, Greece

The Honorary Consulate in Thessaloniki will temporarily not be able to provide services until further notice. 
Clients in Thessaloniki are advised to contact the Australian Embassy in Athens for assistance.

What we can and cannot do

Assisting Australians overseas within limits

Travel information for Australians

Get the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

On-line registration for Australians overseas

We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.

Emergency situations

The Australian Government, through its consular officers, endeavours to provide assistance in situations where danger exists due to civil unrest, war, etc., when it is considered necessary and where it can be arranged.

Passport Services

Notarial Services

Clients who require notarial services for

  • Affidavits
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Statutory Declarations and Driver’s Licence Renewals from ACT, NT, SA, VIC, and WA

should contact the Embassy at to request an appointment.

If you require a notarial service that is not mentioned above, please make your appointment here.

Practical Information about Greece, Bulgaria and Romania

Former residents

A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services 

Returning to Australia

Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.

Taking cats and dogs to Australia

Pensions and information for former residents