Australian Consulate-General
Chicago
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin

Passport Services

This page is for passport clients seeking services in Chicago or Midwest regional outreach locations.

The Australian Consulate-General in Chicago can assist Australian citizens with reporting lost, stolen or damaged passports, as well as in providing a new Australian Passport while overseas. 

Please note all passport applications must be lodged in person, even if you live a long distance from the Consulate-General. 

REGIONAL PASSPORT INTERVIEWS: Our staff visit various locations in the MIdwest during the year.  This may remove the requirement for you to visit Chicago to lodge a passport application.  Please see Passport Interview Outreach below for our upcoming regional passport interview schedule and to make regional interview bookings.

Please read the information on this page before moving on to book your appointment!

Reporting

To report your passport as lost, stolen or damaged, please call the Australian Consulate-General in Chicago at +1-312 419 1480 or use the link below. Lost, stolen or damaged passports must be reported before you are able to lodge a new passport application.

Once a passport has been reported as lost, stolen or damaged, it is no longer valid and cannot be used for travel. Even if recovered, you will still need a new passport.

Report Passport Lost, Stolen, Damaged

Applications

Begin your online passport application, by selecting "Apply or Renew Passport". We strongly recommend you read the "Application Guide" before commencing your application. Please follow all instructions carefully to avoid having to resubmit your application.

If you need a passport for urgent travel, and need to depart the USA within three weeks of lodging your application, please contact the Consulate-General directly on +1-312 419 1480 (option '2' for passports).

Overseas Application Guide

Apply for or Renew Passport

Interview Appointment

You can use the scheduler below to book a passport interview in Chicago. Each application will require its own appointment (e.g. 3 passport applications by members of the same family = 3 appointments).

Please ensure you have read the Application Guide above and completed your application before booking your interview appointment.

Book Chicago appointment here

For appointments outside Chicago please book for the relevant city below under Passport Interview Outreach.

What to Bring to Your Interview

Please look at our checklist before attending your interview.

Passport Interview Checklist

Passport Interview Outreach

Kansas City MO - 21 & 22 March 2018

We will conduct passport interview apointments in downtown Kansas City on the afternoon of Wednesday 18 March and most of Thursday 19 March 2018.

We are not yet taking appointments for the upcoming Kansas City passport interview outreach, so please visit this site again in early February to book your appointment.

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Minneapolis MN - April 2018

The next Passport Interview Outreach in Minneapolis will be  April 2018, with dates to be confirmed in early 2018.

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Indianapolis IN - May 2018

The next Passport Interview Outreach in Indianapolis will be May 2018, with dates to be confirmed in early 2018.

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Detroit MI - June 2018

The next Passport Interview Outreach in Detroit will be June 2018, with dates to be confirmed in 2018.

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St Louis MO - September 2018

The next Passport Interview Outreach in St Louis will be September 2018, with dates to be confirmed in 2018.

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US Specifics

Please note the following while lodging an Australian passport application in the US

Children born in USA

In the US, it is common for birth certificates to show only the mother’s maiden name even if the mother was using a married name at the time of birth. In these cases, the mother must show a marriage certificate to show the link between the mothers name on the birth certificate and the current name of the person giving consent.

Photos

Australian passport photo requirements are different to US requirements. Your photos need to meet these standards.

If there are no suitable photo studios near you, consider sending your own photograph to the commercial online Passport Photo Now service.

If you are experiencing difficulties, please call us on +1-312 419 1480.

Fees

Current fees can be found here

Guarantors

People who can act as guarantors when you are applying for a full passport (not a renewal) In the US are listed here.

Printing

When printing applications on regular US letter-size paper you will need to size the document to fit.  A simple way to do this is to save the application in PDF format and when printing, select option 'Fit to Size'. 

No alterations

Please ensure there are no alterations or corrections to the application form.

Dates

Ensure you correctly date in the Australian format of DD/MM/YYYY.

 

 

Contact Us

If you need assistance scheduling your appointment or have questions regarding the passport application process, you can call us on +1-312 419 1480 or email us at chicago@dfat.gov.au.