Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General in San Francisco.
The Australian Consulate-General in San Francisco provides consular and passport services to Australian citizens residing or travelling in Northern California (north of 36N latitude), Nevada (except Las Vegas), Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
The role of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is to advance Australia’s international trade, investment, education and tourism interests by providing information, advice and services. For further information visit the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) website.
Standard passport interview hours
Passport applications can be lodged between 9am and 1pm, Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays (listed below). This is a walk-in service only, with no appointments. Wait times are generally 0 – 20 minutes. Please note the special arrangements in place for Thursday, 26 January 2017.
Passport interviews for 26 January 2017
Appointments are essential for all passport interviews on Thursday, 26 January 2017. Walk-in applications will not be accepted at any time on this day. Standard passport interview hours resume on Friday, 27 January 2017.
Passport instructions, application forms and fees
For detailed information about how to prepare and lodge your application, including fees and the required documentation, please read the step by step instructions on the Embassy website. If you have any passport questions that are not answered on the website, please email us at SanFrancisco@austrade.gov.au.
All Australian adult passport applications must be lodged in person by the applicant, even if you have renewed by mail in the past.
For children under 16 years of age, one parent must lodge the application in person and the child does not need to attend. For children 16 years of age or 17 years of age, the child must attend in person with one parent. It does not matter whether the parent is an Australian citizen.
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 or email SanFrancisco@austrade.gov.au.
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.
Additional information about consular services can be found on the Embassy website.
Consular staff can provide a range of notarial services. Some notarial services require an appointment and we may not be able to assist if you do not contact our office in advance. To confirm whether an appointment is required, please call +1 (415) 644-3620 or email SanFrancisco@austrade.gov.au.
Notarial service fees will increase from 1 January 2017. Additional information about notarial services, including current fees, can be found on the Embassy website.
Location and contact details
Phone: +1 415 644 3620
The Australian Consulate-General, San Francisco, is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays (listed below); however, passport and notarial services are available during limited times, as explained above.
The building is located on Market Street, between 1st and 2nd Streets. Montgomery Station is the nearest BART/MUNI station, and the 500 Block exit will exit outside our building.
Please have valid photo ID to show security in the lobby.
The Consulate-General will be observe the following holiday schedule and will be closed on these dates: