Embassy of Australia
Embassy address: Level 24, Torre Espacio, Paseo de la Castellana 259D, 28046, Madrid - Telephone: 91353 6600 - Fax: 91 353 6692

How to obtain an Australian passport


How to lodge your passport application
As from 1 July 2015 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 contact us via madr.passports@dfat.gov.au or by telephone 91 3536635 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday for further advice or to make an appointment to lodge your application.

Please note that child applications should be lodged in person by a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child. The parent or person lodging the application is not required to be an Australian citizen, but will need to bring photographic proof of their own identity to the appointment, the child is not required to attend the interview.


Please note, that an 'Overseas Application Fee' will be applied to passport applications lodged overseas on or after 1 July 2015. This is in addition to the normal application fee for an Australian passport. The fee for adult (including senior) applications will be $100 and for child applications will be $50 as from 1 July 2015. The fee will be indexed annually in accordance with CPI (on 1 January). Latest passport fees.

The Passport section at the Embassy of Australia in Madrid is open for passport interviews Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. The Embassy is closed on the following public holidays. The Honorary Consulate of Australia in Barcelona is open Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The Consulate is closed on the following public holidays.

To lodge your passport application, in person, at the Embassy in Madrid or at the Honorary Consulate in Barcelona it is essential that you first make an appointment with the Embassy or the ConsulatePlease read below.

The suggested procedure for preparing your application form is as follows:

1. Find out what type of form that you need to use: PC7 or PC8.

2. Read the instructions sheet for that form: PC7 or PC8. Review the checklist below to avoid common mistakes.

3. Read the photo instructions. Australian passport photos are different to Spanish standard passport photos so please check the information carefully before you submit your application.   Suggested photographers in Madrid and Barcelona.

4. Complete your Australian Passport Application Form online at:


5. Print the completed application form. Sign within the signature box and date.

6. Find out how and where to lodge your application.

For useful and handy hints on the passport process please watch the following videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8168B44EEAB26582 

Should you need further clarification on passport matters, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section.


Information to help you prepare your passport application when you are lodging it in Spain:

Instructions for the Overseas Passport Application (PC8)

Instructions for the Overseas Renewal Application (PC7)

PC8 Checklist

PC7 Checklist

Acceptable combinations of identification documents for adult PC8 applications

Passport fees (Euros only) and payment options

List of approved Guarantors (if non-Australians and for use with Form PC8 only)

Where to apply in Spain

Photo guidelines

Urgent need to travel

Reporting a lost or stolen passport

Translation of foreign documents

Link to B11 - General statement by passport applicant - use this form only if requested by the Passport Office