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Passport and Consular CRBA Fees

  • All fees may be subject to change without notice and are non-refundable.
  • All U.S. consular fees worldwide are established in U.S. dollars (USD). For common consular services, the U.S. Embassy in Canberra provides an official exchange rate to calculate an Australian dollar (AUD) equivalent.
  • The Consulates General do not, under any circumstances, accept cash sent through the mail.

Special Notice
 

As a result of the recent fluctuation in the Australian dollar, the U.S. Embassy in Canberra has recently required several adjustments to the official exchange rate to the Australian dollar. Future adjustments to the official exchange rate are anticipated, but cannot be determined in advance.

Payments made or received in Australian dollars are subject to the current official exchange rate. We cannot accept payments for the incorrect amount, even if you have overpaid. Incorrect payments will be returned and new payments will be requested. The new payment will be subject to the official exchange rate, which may change after we request the new payment amount.

As payments received in U.S. dollars are not affected, we encourage all payments received to be made in U.S. dollars. This may avoid delays in the processing of requested services.

Acceptable forms of payments for mail in applications are bank checks and money orders (personal and company checks are not accepted). Larger Australia Post outlets offer Western Union Money Orders in U.S. dollars. Alternatively, you may contact a local banking institution to inquire if they are able to issue a bank check in U.S. dollars.

Dates of recent changes in the official rate of exchange:
  • July 6, 2009: Consular exchange rate reviesd from AUD 1.40 to AUD 1.30
  • May 21, 2009: Consular exchange rate revised from AUD 1.50 to AUD 1.40

Credit Cards Unavailable
 

We are currently experiencing trouble with our credit card facilities and so credit card transations will not be possible until further notice.

USD AUD
Fees when submitting passport by mail (Form DS-82)
Passport Book (Age 16 & Older) $75.00 $97.50
Passport Card (Age 16 & Older) $20.00 $26.00
Fees when submitting passport application in person (Form DS-11)
Passport Book (Age 16 & Older) $100.00 $130.00
Passport Book (Under Age 16) $85.00 $110.50
Passport Card (Age 16 & Older) $45.00 $58.50
Passport Card (Under Age 16) $35.00 $45.50
Fees when submitting a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form DS-2029)
Consular Report of Birth Abroad $65.00 $84.50

Accepted forms of payment for passport services at U.S. Consular Offices in Australia
 

Cash

Either Australian or U.S. Currency.

  • The Consulates General in Sydney and Melbourne accept U.S. currency in the exact amount and in notes only. Change is not available for U.S. currency.
  • The Consulate General in Perth does not accept cash payment in U.S. currency
  • Cash payments sent via mail will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Postal Money Orders & Bank Checks
 

Either Australian or U.S. currency, payable to “U.S. Consulate General”. Australia Post offers Postal Money Orders in both Australian and U.S. dollars. Please refer to the Australia Post website for further information regarding money orders. Payments made or received in Australian dollars are subject to the current official exchange rate which is subject to change without notice. In order to avoid unnecessary delays, we recommend that payments be sent in U.S. dollars. Personal or company checks will not be accepted.

Please note: The U.S. Consulate General in Perth can only accept postal money orders in Australian dollars. No form of U.S. currency can be accepted in Perth.

Credit Card
 

  • Visa, Master Card, American Express or Diners.
  • Credit Card payments must be tendered in person. If you are able to mail in an application for a passport, please send payment either via Bank Check or Postal Money Order. Please do not supply credit card details through the post.
  • All credit card transactions are processed in the U.S. in U.S. dollars. The actual amount charged to your credit card will reflect the bank's exchange rate and, possibly, a transaction fee.

Credit Cards Unavailable
 

We are currently experiencing trouble with our credit card facilities and so credit card transations will not be possible until further notice.

EFTPOS
 

EFTPOS is not available.