American Citizen Services (ACS) Fees

American Citizen Services fees worldwide are established in U.S. dollars. The Financial Management Center at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra determines an official exchange rate for payments made in Australian dollars.

It is strongly recommended that all payments be submitted in US$ to avoid any change in the official exchange rate. All fees may be subject to change without notice and are non-refundable. Payments in AU$ 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. Payments must be in the exact amount – for reasons of accountability, we cannot accept overpayments.

  • The Consular exchange rate from September 14, 2020 is set at US$1.00 – AU$1.40.


Fees when submitting passport Form DS-82
Passport Book (Age 16 & Older) $110.00 $154.00
Passport Card (Age 16 & Older) $30.00 $42.00
Fees when submitting passport Form DS-11
Passport Book (Age 16 & Older) $145.00 $203.00
Passport Book (Under Age 16) $115.00 $161.00
Passport Card (Age 16 & Older) $30.00 $42.00
Passport Card (Under Age 16) $15.00 $21.00
Fees when submitting a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form DS-2029)
Consular Report of Birth Abroad $100.00 $140.00
Fees for Renouncing/Relinquishing U.S. nationality
Renouncing of U.S. Citizenship service fee $2,350.00 $3,290.00


Notarial Fee Schedule

Acknowledgement or Oath, each seal/signature $50.00 $70.00
Certification $50.00 $70.00



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” or “Department of State“. Under no circumstances are other payees accepted. 

We cannot 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 St. George Bank, 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.