Australian Embassy
Andorra and Equatorial Guinea

Australian Passports

Applying for an Australian passport

From 17 October you will be able to submit your application to renew your Australian adult passport by post. It is no longer compulsory to submit the form in person at the Embassy.

Only applicable for renewals with form PC7 – 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.

Click here for documentation and steps to follow for renewals with form PC7.

All other applications must be lodged in person by appointment only, at the Embassy in Madrid or at the Consulate in Barcelona. We are not able to accept applications by mail or courier. 

Children under the age of 16 do not have to attend the Embassy or Consulate in person. Children applications must be lodged by at least one parent or person with parental responsibility. Either one of the parents (whether they are an Australian citizen or not), can be the one who lodged the application.

Children who are over the age of 16 must lodge the application in person, accompanied by at least one parent or person with parental responsibility.

The Australian Passport Office (APO) is currently seeing strong demand for passports. For this reason, it is advising its customers to apply for or renew their passport well ahead of their planned travel dates. The APO is therefore recommending, at least for now, that they allow up to six weeks to get a new passport. 

Have you changed your name since your last passport? Please click here for further instructions.


Embassy of Australia in Madrid

Consulate of Australia in Barcelona

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, excluding public holidays. You can  request an appointment by contacting  the Embassy Switchboard (+34) 91 353 6600 or on our website through Book an Appointment.



Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, excluding public holidays. You can request an appointment by sending an email to [email protected].​ Please note that only when the Honorary Consul replies to your email confirming date and time, is when your appointment will be booked and confirmed.


For further contact details, please visit our Contact Us.


If you have an Australian passport, you must enter/and exit Australia on an Australian passport. If your Australian passport has expired, you will not be allowed to enter Australia on a foreign passport. It is your responsibility to keep your Australian passport validcurrent/updated. For more information, please visit the Department of Home Affairs’ website.


How to lodge an application

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

Step by step


1. Find out what type of form you need to use (PC7 or PC8)

There are two forms available (PC7 and PC8) to complete your passport application. 

Please click here to find out which form you need to complete.

2. Read the instructions sheet for the relevant form

Download the list of Approved Guarantors (PDF) (if non-Australians and for use with Form PC8 only) 

3. Read the photo instructions

Australian passport photos are different to Spanish standard passport photos. If your photos do not meet the standards as set by the Australian Government, your application could be delayed. 

Please read the passport photo guidelines carefully before you submit your application.

Download the list of Photographers in Madrid familiar with Australian passport photo requirements (PDF).

4. Complete your Australian Passport Application Form online

You can do this by visiting

5. Print the completed application form

  • Only completed applications can be printed from the website.

  • Make sure that you sign the relevant signature boxes.

  • If applicable, please ensure you have gathered the required supporting documents.

  • We can only accept original documents.* 
    Certified copies will not be accepted.

* If you do not have the original documents physically with you, these can be presented by a third party at any Australian Passport Office (within Australia), or Embassy overseas.

6. Lodge your application: by post in the case of form PC7, for all other applications an appointment must be made.



You can request an appointment by contacting  the Embassy Switchboard (+34) 91 353 6600.




You can request an appointment by sending an email to [email protected].​ Please note that only when the Honorary Consul replies to your email confirming date and time, is when your appointment will be booked and confirmed.

For information on location and opening hours, please visit our Contact Us  page.


Have you had your Australian Passport lost, stolen or damaged?

Australian travellers visiting Spain who have had their Australian Passport lost or stolen or it has been damaged may apply for an Emergency Passport.

You do not need to book an appointment, but you must present yourself, in person at either the Embassy in Madrid by no later than 16:00 pm or the Consulate in Barcelona between 10:30 to 12:30 pm.  Please visit the Contact Us page for further information.

Please make sure that you bring with you valid Australian standard photos.

For information on payment options, visit our Fees: Consular and Passport page. If you do not have a card, please contact somebody who can assist you in providing their card details for payment. 




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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Embassy's appointments.  Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes.  By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT's behalf for these purposes.  If this information is not collected, DFAT's ability to arrange your appointment will be limited.  Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore's Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT's Privacy Pollicy.