Australian Embassy
Bulgaria, Romania

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Consular and Passport fees



Changes to Passport and Notarial Service Fees

From 1 January 2017, the fees for notarial services will be revised 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 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 will increase on 1 January 2017 in line with annual CPI indexation and fee increases announced in the Government's 2016-17 Budget.

Passport and notarial service fees are set in Australian dollars under legislation. At the Embassy, you will be required to pay the equivalent amount in local currency at the prevailing exchange rate. Fees for services provided by the Australian Embassy in Athens are accepted in Euros only.

It is important to note that the fees are adjusted monthly in line with exchange rate fluctuations.

The Embassy’s method of payment is by credit card / debit card (only MasterCard or Visa are accepted).

At Australian Consulates in Thessaloniki, Bucharest and Sofia, please complete the required authorisation form for credit / debit card transactions and bring it with you to your appointment.

 Applicants are reminded:

• All passport applications, including renewal applications, have to be lodged in person at the time of interview.

• Minors do not have to attend the lodgement interview but at least one person with parental responsibility for the child must lodge the application in person and provide proof of their identity