Embajada de Australia

Services for Australians Overseas

Consular assistance

The Australian Embassy in Bogota is responsible for providing consular assistance, passports and notarial services to Australians in Colombia.  

You can contact the Australian Embassy in Bogota on:

Australian Embassy
Edificio Tierra Firme
Avenida Carrera 9 No. 115-06
Oficina 2003
Bogotá, Colombia

(Access the building using the main entrance located in the courtyard adjacent to 7th Avenue just behind the Scotiabank building.)

Telephone: +57 1 6578030

Email for consular, notarial and passport enquiries: consular.bogota@dfat.gov.au

General office hours: Mon-Fri  08:30 to 17:00

For 24-hour consular emergency assistance, contact the Consular Emergency Centre on:

  • Within Australia: 1300 555 135
  • From overseas: +61 2 6261 3305
  • SMS: +61 421 269 080

Passports and notarial services

Passport applications interviews and notarial services at the embassy are offered by appointment only. 

Notarial and passports appointments are available Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri  08:30 to 12:30. To make a passports or notarial appointment, please visit the online booking page for Bogota.

For information on Australian Passports visit www.passports.gov.au. To report a lost or stolen passport, click here

Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide You with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Statement, which you should read and understand. Copies of the Statement are available on the DFAT website or by requesting a copy from the Department.

Important Notice

All Australians citizens must lodge their passport application in person. We are not able to accept applications by mail or courier. This helps us to protect you, by protecting the security and integrity of your Australian passport. 

Please note that child applications should be lodged in person by a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child. The parent or person lodging the application is not required to be an Australian citizen, but will need to bring photographic proof of their own identity to the appointment.

Travel information for Australians

Stay smart while you're travelling. Be informed. Be prepared. Visit smartraveller.gov.au for travel advice and tips and to register your travel plans.

Online registration for Australians overseas

We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those traveling to locations where there are security risks.

Living Overseas (useful external links)

Authentications and Apostilles

All Australian public documents (i.e. birth certificates, marriage certificates, university degrees, court documents, etc.) to be presented MUST comply with the official Apostille process. 

Private documents (i.e. affidavits, bank records, driver license renewals, etc.) will continue to be witnessed / legalized / certified in accordance with the Australian Notarial Act 2005.

Former residents

The gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services .

Returning to Australia

Handy information for Australians or residents returning from the holiday or moving back to Australia.

Taking cats and dogs to Australia