Australian Embassy
United Arab Emirates
Embassy address: 8th Floor, Al Muhairy Centre, Sheikh Zayed the First Street, Abu Dhabi - Telephone: +9712 401 7500 - Fax: +9712 401 7501

Services for Australians Overseas

Assisting Australians

One of the main functions of the Australian Embassy, Abu Dhabi is to provide a range of services (within limits) to Australians in the UAE and Qatar. The Consular Section (telephone +971 2 401 7500; E-mail: abudhabi.embassy@dfat.gov.au) is open between 0800 and 1630 hours Sunday to Thursday. An emergency after office hours service is available by calling the Embassy switchboard, +971 2 401 7500 for a recorded message and instructions about making contact.

In Dubai, the Consular Section (Tel: +971 4 508 7100; email: dubai@austrade.gov.au) is open between 0800 and 1500 hours Sunday to Wednesday and 0800 to 1445 on Thursday.  An emergency after hours contact service is available by calling the Consulate-General switchboard for a recorded message and instructions about making contact.

Travel information for Australians

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade offers the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints, including to the Embassy's countries of accreditation: UAE and Qatar.

On-line registration for Australians overseas

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

Smartraveller Information

The Smartraveller iPhone app is now available in the App Store. The app features location aware travel advice updates and access to Smartraveller advice without the need for an internet connection, along with easy repeat travel registration using saved information

Passports

Apply for a passport renewal form online

If you plan to lodge an application in Abu Dhabi:

All Australians wishing to apply for or renew a passport are requested where possible to ring the Embassy in advance to make an appointment. Appointments are available between 0800 and 1500 and can be made by calling +971 2 401 7500 or by emailing an appointment request to abudhabi.embassy@dfat.gov.au.

This will ensure that you receive immediate attention at the appointed time.

Ten working days are required for the issue of passports.

All passport fees are payable in cash in UAE dirhams at the nominated exchange rate (which is subject to variations).  Credit cards and personal cheques will not be accepted, and no other currency is acceptable.  We do not accept passport applications by courier.

If you plan to lodge an application in Dubai:

All Australians wishing to apply for or renew a passport are requested where possible to ring or email the Consulate-General in Dubai in advance to make an appointment.  Appointments are availabele between 0800 and 1230 and can be made by calling +971 4 508 7100 or by emailing an appointment request to dubai@austrade.gov.au.

This will ensure that you receive immediate attention at the appointed time.

Ten working days are required for the issue of passports.

All passport fees are payable in UAE dirhams at the nominated exchange rate (which is subject to variations) in exact cash or by credit card (that does not require a pin to be entered).  No other currency or form of payment is acceptable.

Notarial acts

The Embassy and the Consulate-General performs notarial acts, for which fees are charged. Australians requiring consular services are requested where possible to ring the Embassy in Abu Dhabi or the Consulate-General in Dubai in advance to make an appointment.

This will ensure that you receive immediate attention at the appointed time.
 

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