Australian Consulate-General
Noumea, New Caledonia
French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna

Passports Services

Passport Services


All Australian passport applications lodged overseas must be lodged in person at an Australian diplomatic mission and additional overseas fees apply.

At the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea, applications are accepted on appointment only.  The Passport section of the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea is open to the public, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm (except public holidays), for information.

For further information please consult the passport website.

Please note that child applications should be lodged in person by a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child. The parent or person lodging the application is not required to be an Australian citizen, but will need to bring photographic proof of their own identity to the appointment. Child applicants aged 16 or 17 must also attend the lodgement interview.  Children under the age of 16 or 17 do not have to attend the lodgement interview.

As of 1 January 2016, child applicants aged 16 or 17 are issued with a 10-year passport instead of the five-year passport currently issued to children under 18. Applications must still include parental consent, and they must be personally lodged by the applicant together with a parent. The application fee is the adult fee but the overseas surcharge is the child rate.

Please contact us on +687 27 01 20 or by email at consular.noumea@dfat.gov.au to make an appointment.


To apply for a passport

1. Complete your form online at www.passports.gov.au
2. Print the completed application form, sign within the signature box and date
3. Obtain two passport photos (see photo requirements),
4. Contact us to lodge your application by appointment. Bring your signed form, photos, fee payment, most recently issued passport and any other necessary original documentation (as listed on the application form) to your appointment.

 

Timeframe

New passports are usually issued within 3 weeks of receipt of a complete application.

 

Fees

From 3 April 2017, passport fees are payable only by credit or debit card (American Express is not accepted), in Pacific Francs (XPF). 

All passport applications lodged overseas incur an additional overseas surcharge fee for adults (including seniors) and children.

As of 1 January 2016, application fees applicable to child applicants aged 16 or 17 are the adult fee and the additional overseas surcharge fee is the child rate.

The additional overseas fee does not apply to emergency passports. 

These overseas fees are indexed annually. Please contact us for current fees converted to Pacific francs (XPF).

 

Important links and further information

Passport process explained and Frequently Asked Questions

Quick guide to applying for a passport overseas

Applying for a child passport

Lost or Stolen passport

Acceptable identification documents for adult PC8 applications

List of approved Guarantors (if non-Australians and for use with Form PC8 only)

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registrar in Australia

Please note that documents written in languages other than English must be translated into English. French Town halls, including in New Caledonia and French Polynesia, issue multilingual certificates and translations can also be obtained from recognised translators.


For further information and appointments
Consular Office (ph. +687 27 01 20 – email: consular.noumea@dfat.gov.au)