Australian Embassy
Andorra and Equatorial Guinea

Australian Passport Information

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.  In Spain you may lodge your application at the Australian Embassy in Madrid or The Australian Consulate in Barcelona. It is essential to request an appointment to lodge your application, to request an appointment please refer below.

Please note: Australian travellers visiting Spain who have lost or had their Australian Passport stolen or it has been damaged may apply for an Emergency Passport and are not required to make an appointment in either Madrid or Barcelona, you must present yourself, in person, at either the Embassy in Madrid or the Consulate in  Barcelona during normal business hours.


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 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Embassy is closed on the following public holidays. The 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 Consulate in Barcelona it is essential that you first make an appointment in Madrid or in Barcelona. 

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.  Photographers in Madrid familiar with Australian passport photo requirements.

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. 

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

Supplementary Passport Forms