The Australian Consulate-General now accepts all major Debit and Credit Cards for payment of Passport and Consular Fees
All Passport and Consular Fees can now be paid by Debit or Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard). Please note we do not accept payment by American Express (AMEX) cards.
Notarial service fee to increase from 1 January 2017
Notarial service fees will increase from 1 January 2017, following a recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Functional and Efficiency Review.
Notarial service fees have not increased in 16 years.
The new fee schedule takes into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and rising demand. The new fee schedule (attached) aligns with notarial service fees charged by commercial providers. The fee for notarial services accepted overseas will be in the local currency (Indian rupees) equivalent.
From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
For some services there are free alternatives available to clients, such as witnessing of documents by medical practitioners or police officers.
Passport & Consular Services
From 1 July 2015, all passport applications have to be lodged in person at the Australian High Commission New Delhi or the Australian Consulate-General in Mumbai or Chennai. Applications are no longer accepted by post.
An ‘Overseas Application Fee’ will be applied to passport applications lodged overseas on or after 1 July 2015. The fee for adult (including senior) applications will be $102 and for child applications will be $51 in 2015. The fee will not apply to emergency passport applications as the validity of these passports is very limited.
One of the major responsibilities of the Australian Consulate General in Mumbai is to safeguard the interest of Australian citizens living, working or visiting Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa and provide assistance in case of emergency.
For consular, passport and notarial-related queries, please contact:
Level 10, A Wing, Crescenzo Building,
G Block, Plot C 38-39, Opp MCA Club, Bandra Kurla Complex,
Mumbai 400 051, Maharashtra
Telephone: +91 22 6757 4900
Fax: +91 22 6757 4955
We encourage all Australians planning to travel overseas to register on www.smartraveller.gov.au
The Consulate General is open from 9.00 am to 5.15 pm Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays. To book an appointment for passport and notarial services please contact +91 22 67574900 and the receptionist will connect you to the consular officer.
Emergency After Hours Contact:
Emergency consular assistance is available 24 hours a day by calling our Consular Emergency Centre (CEC) in Canberra on 1300 555 135 within Australia (local call cost) / +61 2 6261 3305 from outside Australia /SMS at +61 421 269 080.
Commencing on 1 July 2015 applicants must lodge their Australian Passport application in person at the Australian Consulate-General in Mumbai. Applications are not accepted by post.
The Consulate-General in Mumbai assists with emergency/regular passport services. You can download the passport application form from www.passports.gov.au. For any queries related to passport fees, passport photograph requirements and lost and stolen passports, please contact our office in Mumbai.
Mode of Payment:
Fees are payable in Indian Rupees only and must be made by Credit/Debit Cards (except AMEX), Cash or by Demand Draft favouring AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE GENERAL, MUMBAI. Fees are subject to exchange rate fluctuations and/or increases in the passport fees. Applicants should check with the Australian Consulate-General prior to the appointment to confirm the fee applicable.
- If you are overseas, you can be connected to the CEC or given a reverse-charge number to call by telephoning the Australian diplomatic mission in the country you are visiting.
- You can access addresses and telephone numbers of Australian diplomatic missions in local telephone directories, hotels, tourist offices or police stations, or on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website and in our travel advisories for each country.
- The CEC can also assist concerned family members in Australia and can be contacted on the above numbers for information and advice.
- You can access our full range of travel information to help you prepare for overseas travel on this website.
- Our travel advice assesses the level of risk in a particular destination so that you can make informed decisions about where and when to travel overseas.
For more information and to provide feedback, please visit www.dfat.gov.au