Embassy of Australia
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Australian Consulate-General - Houston

 

Welcome to the website of the Australian Consulate-General in Houston.

Below you will find helpful and accurate information and relevant links to Australian issues for Australians living and working overseas, as well as servicing US business and investment.

We are pleased to announce, effective 30 March 2015, consular and passport services are available from the Consulate-General in Houston to Australian citizens residing or travelling in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.


Contact information

3009 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 1310
Houston  TX 77056


Australian Consulate-General / Australian Trade Commission (www.austrade.gov.au)


Phone: +1 (832) 962 8420
Fax: +1 (832) 831-2022

Consular & Passport Services

Phone: +1 (832) 962 8420

24-Hour Consular Emergency Centre (Australia) + 1 (888) 239-3501 (from the US) 

 

Passports

For all information regarding applying for a passport in the United States, please visit www.usa.embassy.gov.au and click on Passports.
 

Passports and notarial acts are by appointment only in Houston and can be scheduled by calling +1 (832) 962 8420

All passport applications must be lodged in person from 01 July 2015

An overseas application surcharge of AUD 100 (Adults)
& AUD 50 (Children) will apply from 01 July 2015 

 

Visas and Immigration

Please note that Houston consulate does not issue visas for travel to Australia or accept applications for Australian citizenship. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has a dedicated contact centre in North American to assist with enquiries regarding Australian Immigration, visas and citizenship. Please call the Americas Service Centre directly on +1 613 238 1040 which is located in Canada or visit their website www.immi.gov.au

Please note that standard call charges to Canada will apply.

 

Opening hours

The Consulate is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday through Friday except public holidays.

Passport interviews and notary services are by appointment only.

Please call and speak to a passport officer or leave a voicemail message to make an appointment.
 

Parking is available for a small fee. We are unable to validate parking.

Consulate closings

The Consulate-General in Houston will observe the following public holidays in 2016: 

New Year’s Day Friday 1 January
President’s Day Monday 15 February
Good Friday Friday 25 March
Easter Monday Monday 28 March
Memorial Day Monday 30 May
Queen’s Birthday Monday 13 June
Independence Day Monday 4 July
Labour Day Monday 5 September
Columbus Day Monday 10 October
Thanksgiving Thursday 24 November
Day after Thanksgiving Friday 25 November
Boxing Day Monday 26 December
Additional APS holiday Tuesday 27 December
Additional DFAT holiday Wednesday 28 December


For Australians Seeking Consular Assistance

The Consular Section offers 24-hour emergency service to Australians who are in distress and/or require urgent consular assistance. If you are an Australian citizen in need of emergency assistance, please call +1 415 644 3620 during normal business hours.

If you require assistance when the Consulate-General is closed such as after hours, on weekends or public holidays, call 24 Hour Consular Emergency Centre at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra toll-free at 1 (888) 239-3501 from any phone in the United States.

Australians in the USA:

Please click on the links below to learn about our Consular and Passport Services:

CONSULAR information

PASSPORT information

We encourage Australians currently visiting or residing (or planning to visit or reside) in the USA to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller website - http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/

Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

The Australian Trade Commission is the agency of the Federal Government dedicated to helping Australian exporters take their goods and services into overseas markets. Austrade also works to attract overseas investment for Australian enterprises and to help Australian companies make export related investments overseas. For more information please visit Australian Trade Commission ( www.austrade.gov.au