Australian Embassy

Services for Australians

Services for Australians Overseas


Consular Charter

The Australian Government will do what it can to help Australians in difficulty overseas, but there are limits to what can be done.

DFAT provides assistance to Australians who find themselves in trouble overseas. This support is referred to as consular services; however, there are legal and practical limits to what can be done.

Find out more about Getting Help Overseas within limits.


Click here for the Consular Privacy Collection Statement.

Consular assistance

For Australian citizens within Iraq: Call (+964) 0780 923 7565 or email .

Outside Embassy opening hours, contact the 24-hour consular emergency service in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305

For 24-hour consular assistance from within Australia, please call 1300 555 135


Travel information for Australians

Please don’t forget to register your presence in Iraq and get the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the following website:


Living in Country


Taxation issues

Authentications and apostilles


How to obtain an Australian birth, marriage or death certificate

Under the Australian Privacy Act, the Embassy in Iraq cannot obtain a birth, marriage or death certificate from Australia on your behalf.

If you wish to obtain a copy of your Australian birth, marriage or death certificate you may apply through official web site of the relevant State or Territory Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.


Apply for a passport online

All Australian citizens must lodge their passport application in person. We are not able to accept applications by mail or courier. This helps us to protect you, by protecting the security and integrity of your Australian passport. Please contact us on Mobile: +964 780 923 7565 or Email: for further advice or to make an appointment to lodge your application.

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.

Passport applicants should note that it can take up to four weeks for the Embassy to receive passports from Australia after a correct application has been accepted. In rare cases, which are out of the Embassy\'s control, it may take longer than four weeks - i.e. Government of Iraq enforced road closures which prevent deliveries to the Embassy.


Consular and Passport Fees

Notarial and passport services fees were increased on 1 January 2017, following a recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Functional and Efficiency Review.

The new fee schedule takes into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and rising demand. The new fee schedule aligns with notarial service fees charged by commercial providers.

From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Embassy are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service  you require, you should seek independent legal advice.

Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Embassy guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.


Consular & Passports Section will provide notarial and passport services to clients in Baghdad by appointment only.

Appointments can be arranged by either:

  • Telephone (+964 780 923 7565  during normal business hours (8:00 am to 4:00 pm Sundays to Thursdays); or by
  • E-mail to


USD Passport and Consular Fees - 1 February 2018




10 year validity passport (Adult – over 18)


10 year validity passport (16 – 18 years old)


5 year validity passport (Minor - 15 years and under)


5 year validity passport (75 years and over)


Emergency passport


Witnessing a signature or seal on a form or declaration


Verifying and certifying a copy of a document or part of a document


Signing a document, or affixing a seal to a document or other article


Preparation and issue of an Authentication certificate