You can renew or make a new French passport at the Honorary Consulate of France in Melbourne.The procedure to follow is described on the website of the General Consulate of France. We encourage you to check that you have all the required documentation in your possession before calling to book an appointment.
This article will only focus on passport holders who are 18 years old or older.
1/ Book your appointment :
You can book an appointment by clicking ‘Booking an appointment’ on our main page.
2/ What to bring on the day of your appointment:
Come to the Honorary Consulate, 342 A St Kilda Road, Melbourne, a few minutes before your appointment time with the following documents:
- Completed forms: passport application and payment.
- Your old passport + a photocopy OR a French birth certificate
- ID photos with a light grey background [not a white background as in Australian passports]
- A proof of your residency [electricity bill / lease etc.. in your name]
You might be in a specific situation. In this case, please look at the website for the other documents you may need. For instance :
- If it is your first application for a French passport, you will need a recent French birth certificate to prove that you are French, with some exceptions applying.
- If your old passport was lost or stolen, you need to bring the police report established by the local police and another form to be completed by you.
3/ Receiving your passport :
It takes 4 to 6 weeks after the appointment for the fingerprinting to receive your passport. An email will be sent advising you when you can come and collect it by booking an appointment. You’ll have to come with your old passport as well as the consular agency fees, as specified in the email [in cash: approx. 8 Euros converted in A$].
Please send us an email at email@example.com if you have any doubts.