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 0830 and 1600 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: consular.dubai@austrade.gov.au) is open between 0830 and 1600 hours Sunday to 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 24 April the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in consultation with the Department of Health, issued a bulletin for Australians regarding the MERS virus with information on symptoms and precautionary measures.
The bulletin can be found at http://smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/TravelBulletins/MERS
 

 

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 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 on +971 2 401 7500 or email: abudhabi.embassy@dfat.gov.au for further advice or to make an appointment to lodge your application. Appointments are available between 0830 and 1500 Sunday to Thursday.

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

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.

Up to three weeks are required for the issue of passports.

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

All passport applications lodged overseas from 1 July 2015 will incur an additional overseas application fee of $100 for adult (including senior) passports and $50 for child passports payable in UAE dirhams at the nominated exchange rate (which is subject to variations).

If you plan to lodge an application in Dubai:

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 on +971 4 508 7100 or email: consular.dubai@austrade.gov.au for further advice or to make an appointment to lodge your application. Appointments are available between 0830 and 1500 Sunday to Thursday.

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

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.

Up to three weeks 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.

All passport applications lodged overseas from 1 July 2015 will incur an additional overseas application fee of $100 for adult (including senior) passports and $50 for child passports payable in UAE dirhams at the nominated exchange rate (which is subject to variations).

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.
 

Living in UAE or Qatar

Former Residents

A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services

 Returning to Australia

Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.

Taking cats and dogs to Australia

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