Australian Embassy
Saudi Arabia

Services for Australians Overseas

Assisting Australians within limits

One of the main functions of the Australian Embassy is to provide a range of services (within limits) to Australians.  The Consular Section (telephone +966 11 250 0990; email reg.riyadh@dfat.gov.au) is open between 0750 and 1545 hours Sunday to Thursday. An emergency after office hours service is available by calling the Embassy switchboard, +966 11 250 0900 for a recorded message and instructions about making contact.  With most problems we can "help you to help yourself", by providing information, advice or guidance, or we will act on your behalf if that is required. We will do whatever we can to assist in the shortest possible time. Please bear in mind that in some countries, local bureaucratic or legal processes can be slow by Australian standards.
 

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Travel information for Australians

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade offers the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints, including to the Embassy's countries of accreditation: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Yemen

  

On-line registration for Australians overseas

We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks. Please register at www.smartraveller.gov.au
 

Passports

All passport applications completed online must be printed by the applicant and lodged at a passport office together with relevant supporting documents, fee, etc. There is currently no way of lodging an Australian passport application electronically (online). 

Applications for passports can be completed and printed using the online passport service at  www.passports.gov.au 

All passport fees are payable in Saudi Riyals at the nominated exchange rate which changes monthly. Please contact the Embassy for the most current fee. Fees can be sent via the courier or by bank draft or bank cheque, made payable to "Australian Embassy, Riyadh". Credit cards and personal cheques will not be accepted, and no other currency is acceptable. If paying by non-Saudi bank cheque please include an additional SR45 to cover international bank charges.

Persons requiring any of these services can call +966 11 250 0990, between the hours of 0745 - 1545, Sunday to Thursday to make an appointment.
 

Lodgement information and frequently asked questions

Notarial acts

The Embassy performs notarial acts, and charges for this service.  

All notarial fees are payable in Saudi Riyals at the nominated exchange rate which changes monthly. Please contact the Embassy for the most current fee. Fees can be sent via the courier or by bank draft or bank cheque, made payable to "Australian Embassy, Riyadh". Credit cards and personal cheques will not be accepted, and no other currency is acceptable. If paying by non-Saudi bank cheque please include an additional SR45 to cover international bank charges.

The Embassy operates an appointment system for attestation and notarial services.  Persons requiring any of these services can call +966 11 250 0993, between the hours of 0745 - 1545, Sunday to Thursday to make an appointment.

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