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Services for Australians
Consular & Passports
The Consular & Passports section is located on the third floor of the Australian High Commission and is open between 8:30am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, excluding some Singapore and Australian Public Holidays.
For email enquiries please use the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For telephone enquiries please call +65 6836 4282 during business hours. For emergency assistance out of hours please call +65 6836 4100 and follow the prompts to transfer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade hotline, call direct on +61 6261 3305 or send an SMS to +61 421 269 080.
Notarial acts are performed at the Australian High Commission in Singapore between 9:30am to 11:30am, Tuesday to Thursday, excluding some Singapore and Australian Public Holidays.
Appointments are required for services that can only by performed by an Australian Diplomatic or Consular Officer, including the witnessing of land transfers, photo kits and affidavits. Please make an appointment by calling +65 6836 4282 during business hours. If you only require the certification of a document as a true copy (that is no witnessing of a signature or any other verification for property or Australian banks) you can come in anytime without making an appointment.
Consular officers will not sign an 'Identifiers Certificate' or a 'Verification of Identity' form of any kind. This is a document sometimes required by the state or territory agencies, and it is to be completed by your Australian representative (solicitor, conveyancer etc). Our role is simply to certify copies of identity or supporting documents and witness you signing the forms necessary for the transaction involving the land or property.
Please note that consular staff cannot provide advice on specific legal requirements, including what documents need to be signed or certified. Correct documents should be presented to officers and clear instructions should be given on your particular requirements. Please see the link below to the disclaimer.
- What are Notarial Services?
- Witnessing a signature
- Statuatory declarations, authentications and apostilles
- Land transfers
- Applying for a Long Term Visit Pass in Singapore
The Consular Services Charter sets the standards of service you can expect from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade when seeking consular assistance. For information about collecting your personal information please read the Consular Privacy Collection Statement.
Travel information for Australians
Instructions for Lodging a Passport Application in Singapore
Passport interviews are conducted at the Australian High Commission in Singapore between 8:30am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, excluding some Singapore and Australian Public Holidays. This is a walk-up service only - no appointments are taken.
Passport clients are advised that all Passport application forms (simplified Adult Renewal PC7 and PC8) must be lodged in person. The requirement that all applicants attend an interview is mandated by Australian national standards for identity management.
Child applications are to be lodged by one parent or guardian with parental responsibility. Children under the age of 18 do not need to accompany the parent to the interview.
Please note that there is no priority processing service offered at the Australian High Commission Singapore.
Those applicants wishing to lodge an application to replace a lost or stolen passport will be required to pay an additional fee. There are no exceptions.
We aim to issue passports within three weeks of receipt of a complete application, namely an application form completed correctly with all the required supporting documents, including photographs which meet the guidelines.
Please carefully review all of the information provided below before attending the Passports Office at the Embassy.
- Which passport form do I need?
- What do I need to bring to the passport interview?
- Apply for a passport
- Guarantor of applicant
- Frequently asked questions
Please visit the Australian Passport Office website for more information at the following address: www.passports.gov.au
Australians adopting in Singapore
Australians considering adopting a non-Singapore citizen child whilst living in Singapore are advised to email email@example.com before starting the adoption process. Australian migration requirements in respect of adopted children are quite specific, and an adoption that does not meet these legal criteria may result in the child not being able to migrate to Australia nor acquire Australian citizenship. To meet migration visa requirements, amongst other criteria, Australians would be expected to have adopted a non-Singapore citizen child through the formal and legal adoption process in the child’s home country – a Singapore court adoption order for a non-Singapore citizen child is unlikely to meet Australia’s migration requirements.
Living in Singapore
- APEC Business Travel Card
- Australian Citizenship by Descent
- Australian organisations in Singapore
- Australia and New Zealand Association
- Birth, marriage and death certificates
- Bulletin to Australian Citizens living in or travelling to Singapore
- Emergency assistance
- International driving permits
- Marriage overseas
- Medical evacuation
- Police clearances
- Relocating with your pet
- Renewing your driver's license
- Taxation issues
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Returning to Australia
Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.
Online registration for Australians overseas
Australians planning to reside or travel overseas are encouraged to register with us so we can contact you in case of emergency. Click here to register online.