In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), including measures put in place by local authorities, changes have been made to our passport services.
At this time:
. Passport apppointments will be limited until further notice, appointments will be reserved for those in genuine emerency situations.
. You can mail in passport applications for renewals, replacements and new applications, however the maximum period a passport will be issued for without a face to face interview is 12 months. You must contact your nearest Australian mission to discuss arrangements before mailing in a passport application.
. You must include your photo consisent with Australia's passport guidelines (https://www.passports.gov.au/files/brochure-general-photo-guidelines)
. You may need to provide Australian citizenship evidence, and meet child consent requirements, if applicable.
. Existing clients do not need to mail in their current passport as you may require this for residential purposes.
. Depending on your circumstance, you may be issued a passport with limited validity if staying in country, and/or an emergency passport if leaving the country to go back to Australia, or for other locations that accepts emergency passports. The maximum period a passport will be issued for without a face to face interview is 12 months.
. If you require a full validity passport, please contact the Australian Embassy in Buenos Aires, the Australian Honorary Consulate Paraguay or the Australian Honorary Consulate Uruguay, during business hours to arrange an appointment in advance or DFAT's Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 or SMS on +61 421 269 080 to discuss your situation and for further advice.
. In addition to Australia's travel advice on Smartraveller and COVID-19 advice from Australia's Department of Health, please see local information from Ministerio de Salud Argentina.
.The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve. We will provide updates as soon as possible. Please regularly monitor this page and other relevant websites.
Making an Appointment
Passport interviews and notarial services are provided by appointment only. Please contact us through this link to make an appointment.
From 1 July 2015, all Australian citizens must lodge their passport application in person.
Australian citizens in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay can lodge passport applications at the Australian Embassy in Buenos Aires. Information on passport application requirement and application forms are available on the Australian Passports Office website.
An additional Overseas Application Fee will be applied to passport applications lodged overseas on or after 1 July 2015. The additional fee for adult/ senior applications will be AUD $103 and AUD $52 for minors. Passport fees are set in Argentine pesos and are subject to monthly review in accordance
- View current fees.
Guidelines in Spanish to assist with completing passport applications.
Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand. Copies of the Statement are available at http://www.dfat.gov.au/dept/consular/privacy.html