Services for Australians Overseas
Passport and notarial fees increase from 1 January 2017
Australian passport fees will increase from 1 January 2017. Passport fee increases include an annual CPI indexation and the fee increases announced in the Government’s 2016-17 Budget.
From 1 January 2017 the following fees will apply:
- 10-year passport for persons aged 16 and over $277
- 5-year passport for children under 16 years and persons aged 75 and over $139
- Emergency Passport overseas $175
- Priority processing fee $183
- Overseas surcharge for children under 18 years $52
- Overseas surcharge for adult applicants $103.
Fees for notarial services will also increase from 1 January 2017. For further information on the notarial services provided at the Australian High Commission Colombo, including the revised fee schedule, please visit www.smartraveller.gov.au/services/legalising-documents-overseas.html
General Notice-Consular - Notarial Acts - Working Hours
Notarial services are available from 2.00pm to 3.00pm on Wednesdays and Fridays only. Appointments are required to be booked by phoning the Australian High Commission on +94112463252. Clients are required to advise the type of document they need notarised in order to ensure qualified staff are available.
Please visit the following website for further information on notarial services overseas:
Payment method for Notarials and Passports is by credit or debit cards (visa/master cards) only. Cash payments are not accepted.
Payment method for Notarials and Passports is by credit or debit cards (visa/master cards) only. Notarial services are now available from 2.00pm to 3.00pm on Wednesdays and Friday and by appointment only. Please check our website for more details: http://srilanka.embassy.gov.au/
- List of things Notarial clients need to bring when attending for Notarial:
- Identification documents (passport and drivers licence)
- Valid Visa/Master Debit or Credit cards only for payment
- Original documents (to certify or witness)
In order to ensure all statutory requirements are met prior to lodgement, we recommend that you phone and consult our office or check our website (www.smartraveller.gov.au)
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Following recent changes to passport legislation, Australian travel document fees will increase on 1 January 2016.
A 10-year passport will cost A$254; a five-year passport, A$127; the adult overseas surcharge will be A$102; the child surcharge A$51; and the new emergency passport application fee will be A$153.
Further, 16 and 17 year old applicants, who will be issued with ten-year validity passports from 1 January 2016, must accompany a person with parental responsibility to lodge their passport application . The fee for the passport will be $254 and for applications lodged overseas, the child surcharge ($51) will also apply.
Further Information about the new fees and other related passport information can be obtained on the passports website at www.passports.gov.au
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