American Citizen Services (ACS) Fees

American Citizen Services fees worldwide are established in U.S. dollars (USD). The Financial Management Center at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra determines an official exchange rate for payments made in Australian dollars. All fees may be subject to change without notice and are non-refundable.

The Consular exchange rate is set at USD 1.00 – AUD 1.50.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that all payments be submitted in USD to avoid any change in the official exchange rate. Payments in AUD are processed at the Consulates on they day they are received, which may be different to the exchange rate on the day you obtain a money order/bank check in AUD.

Fees when submitting passport Form DS-82
Passport Book (Age 16 & Older) $110.00 $165.00
Passport Card (Age 16 & Older) $30.00 $45.00
Fees when submitting passport Form DS-11
Passport Book (Age 16 & Older) $145.00 $217.50
Passport Book (Under Age 16) $115.00 $172.50
Passport Card (Age 16 & Older) $30.00 $45.00
Passport Card (Under Age 16) $15.00 $22.50
Fees when submitting a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form DS-2029)
Consular Report of Birth Abroad $100.00 $150.00
Fees for Renouncing/Relinquishing U.S. nationality
Renouncing of U.S. Citizenship service fee $2,350.00 $3,525.00


Notarial Fee Schedule

Acknowledgement or Oath, each seal/signature $50.00 $75.00
Certification $50.00 $75.00



Accepted forms of payment at U.S. Consular Offices in Australia

When submitting payments in-person at a Consulate, applicants are encouraged to pay via credit card or with Australian currency whenever possible.

U.S. and Australian currency is accepted. Payments made in U.S. dollars must be in the exact amount, as the U.S. Consulates do not have change in U.S. currency.

Cash payments should not be sent via mail.

Payments can be in either Australian or U.S. currency, and must be payable to the “U.S. Consulate General”. Under no circumstances are other payees accepted, including money orders made payable to the “Department of State“. 

We do not accept incorrect or multiple checks/money orders as payment, even if you have overpaid.

Special Note:

  • Personal and Company checks are not accepted.
  • If an applicant writes on the face of the money order/bank check, our cashier is unable to process it as valid payment. Please do not write anything on the face of the money order/bank check.
  • The Consulates General cannot accept U.S. dollar bank checks issued by the National Australia Bank (NAB), Suncorp or Deutsche Bank. Please note that our inability to accept U.S. dollar checks from these financial institutions is due exclusively to processing issues and no other reason.
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express, including Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit, are accepted.
  • Credit Card payments must be tendered in person. We are unable to accept credit card details supplied through the post or by phone. Applicants eligible to mail in an application must send payment via postal money order or bank check
  • All credit card transactions are processed in U.S. dollars. The actual amount charged to your credit card will reflect the bank’s exchange rate and, possibly, a transaction fee.

Payment by EFTPOS-only cards (ie: debit cards not linked to Visa or MasterCard) is not available.