The Australian Embassy in Riyadh provides passport services to Australians in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, and Yemen. The Embassy operates an online appointment system for all applications that require personal lodgement.
- The Australian Passport Office has introduced a portal for clients to complete their passport applications online. This will require clients to first register for an account before completing the passport application. Application forms are available online. The Passports system will generate an application form that you will need to print.
- Priority processing service is not available in Saudi Arabia.
- Some countries may refuse entry to persons with less than six months validity on their passports beyond the period of intended stay. It is your responsibility to ensure you have sufficient validity on your passport for your travel.
- The passport processing office is in Australia may request additional documents after the application has been assessed by them. We will contact you if any additional documentation is required.
- You are strongly advised NOT to make any firm plans or pay for tickets until you have received your new passport.
As per the new passports lodgement policy, some passport applications can now be lodged via mail however, some must be lodged in person at the Australian Embassy. Please see the below table for full details,
Passport application type
|First time child passport||In person only||- The Parent/s must lodge in person at the Australian Embassy.
- The child aged under 16 years is not required to attend.
|Child renewal (aged under 16 years)||In person OR via registered courier|
|Child renewal aged 16 or 17 years||In person only||- Children aged 16 or 17 years old are issued a 10 year passport
- The parent/s together with the child must lodge in person at the Australian Embassy.
- Mailed-in applications for children aged 16 and 17 years CANNOT be accepted.
|First time ADULT passport||In person only||- Must lodge in person at the Australian Embassy.|
|ADULT renewal passport**||In person OR via registered courier**||* Must be using the streamlined renewal form (PC7) – one page form). The online service will generate a PDF PC7 form (71G).
** If you are using the 5 pages form, you must lodge the application in person.
Replace lost/stolen/serious damaged/emergency passports(for a child and/or adult)
|In person only||
- Must lodge in person at the Australian Embassy.
|Change of name on adult OR child passport||
In person only
- Must lodge in person at the Australian Embassy.
Adult passport RENEWAL
If you meet the following criteria for an ADULT renewal, you can send and lodge your application by a registered courier.
For an Adult passport renewal, you must be 18 years and over and you will need a passport that:
- was issued when you were aged 16 or older
- was issued on or after 1 January 2006
- had, when it was issued, at least two years’ validity
- has your current name, date of birth, place of birth and gender, and
- has not been reported lost, stolen, or cancelled.
If you can answer yes to all the above, please see this guideline and checklist for adult passport [PDF 390 KB] for information on what you need to send with your passport application.
If you don’t meet the criteria to send your passport application by mail, you’ll need lodge your passport application in person at the Australian Embassy. You will need to make prior appointment, please see link at the bottom of page to make an appointment at the Australian Embassy in Riyadh. Appointments are available Sunday to Thursday.
The embassy is closed to the public on Public Holidays.
Child passport RENEWAL (UNDER 16 YEARS OLD)
We can accept mailed-in application for children passport renewal only. The child (under the age of 16) do not need to attend the passport interview.
Child passport renewal applications (PC8 – 5 pages form) can be mailed-in provided the applicant is:
- aged up to 15 years old and
- has held a previous passport
If you can answer yes to the above, complete a PC8 passport application online.
Children aged 16 or 17 must attend the passport interview together with one or both parents. For information on what documents are needed, please read the requirements for children passports [PDF 301 KB].
For information on what you need to send with your child’s passport renewal application, please see the guidelines and checklist [PDF 390 KB].
Post your application
Post your application using a registered courier company to the following address,
Abdullah bin Hozafa Al-Sahmi Avenue
Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh 11693
Tel:+966 11 2500 990/3
How long will it take?
Please allow a minimum of six weeks to receive a new passport once payment has been taken. PLEASE NOTE: incomplete applications will cause delays.
For further information, please email [email protected]
Passport Applications that require personal lodgement at the Embassy
Please read all instructions below carefully to help you prepare your passport application as incorrectly completed applications will be rejected/cause delays.
- First child passport
- First adult passport
- Replace lost/ stolen/ damaged adult passport
- Replace lost/ stolen/ damaged child passport
- Concurrent passport
- Change of name on adult passport
Information on applying for a new passport with a new name for adults can be obtained Requirements for change of name. Further information on how to obtain a new passport can be found on Passports - change of name.
Under some circumstances a limited-validity Emergency passport or other type of travel document may be issued to facilitate urgent travel to Australia. Please contact the Passports Section at [email protected] for further information.
Further important information
List of photographers who are generally able to provide acceptable photographs.
- Acceptable guarantors (not applicable for adult renewals - PC7 forms )
- B11 declaration form (to be used only when required/requested by the interviewer/Passport Office)
Australians in Bahrain and Oman
An official from the Australian Embassy in Riyadh conducts outreach visits when possible to Bahrain and Oman to provide passport and notarial services.
Australians in Bahrain or Oman, who cannot lodge the passport application in person or are not eligible to mail the application to the Australian Embassy in Riyadh, can submit their passport applications during the outreach visits.
How to be notified of future visits to Bahrain and Oman?
Please note that future visits to Bahrain and Oman will be announced via the Embassy’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AusEmbKSA .
Please ensure that you follow/subscribe to the Embassy’s Facebook page to stay up to date with information/messages from the Embassy.
Upon the announcement of the outreach visit date on the Embassy’s Facebook page, instructions on how to request an appointment will be provided.
If you do not have a Facebook account, you can email us at consular.[email protected] to find out about future outreach visit date.
For information about how long it will take to receive your passport, please click here
Passport applications lodged overseas incur an additional overseas application fee (overseas surcharge). To find out the current passport fees plus the overseas surcharge, please visit the Australian Passport Office’s website link at, Passport fees | Australian Passport Office (passports.gov.au)
The Australian Embassy in Riyadh only accepts credit card payments for Passport services in Australian dollars (Visa, Mastercard & American Express).
Please note that Saudi Visa and Master cards with the MADA logo may not work. It is not possible to pay in cash.
If you are sending the passport application form/s via courier, please ensure that you enclose the completed payment authorisation form.
Inquiries can be directed to the Passport Section at the Australian Embassy in Riyadh on +9661125 00990/3, or email [email protected]
Further and full information can be obtained via www.passports.gov.au
Before you make an appointment to lodge the passport at the Australian Embassy in Riyadh, you must ensure that you have read and understood all applicable requirements for a passport application, please see above guidance.
For the steps on how to make an online appointment, please refer to How to make an appointment [PDF].