Australian Embassy

Services for Australians

All visitors to the Australian Embassy must seek an appointment by e-mail 24 hours in advance of their proposed visit.  Visitors must show photographic identification (preferably a passport) prior to gaining entry to the Embassy.  Security guards may deny entry to visitors who have not made an appointment.

Please note the Australian Embassy in Kyiv does not provide the full range of standard Embassy services.

Consular Services

Please refer to the Australian Government's Consular Services Charter: 'Assisting Australians overseas', which outlines the consular services and assistance that we can and can not provide to Australians overseas.

The privacy of consular clients and their families is a fundamental aspect of managing consular cases.  Please see the Consular Privacy Collection Statement which outlines how DFAT collects, uses, discloses and stores personal information.

Consular Privacy Collection Statement

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 Collection Statement, which you should read and understand.  Copies of the Statement are available at or by requesting a copy from the Department.


Arrangements for requesting Consular Assistance in Ukraine and Moldova

For consular assistance, please e-mail the Australia Embassy at [email protected] or call on +380 44 290 6400 during working hours.

For emergency consular assistance outside working hours, please contact DFAT’s 24-hour ConsularEemergency Centre on +61 2 626 13305 or SMS +61 421 269 080.


Travel advice for Ukraine and Moldova

For the Australian Government’s latest travel advice for Ukraine, visit the Smartraveller web site - Ukraine.
For the Australian Government’s latest travel advice for Moldova, visit the Smartraveller web site - Moldova.


Citizenship by Descent

The Visa, Migration and Citizenship section of the Australian High Commission in London accepts applications for citizenship by descent for clients located in Ukraine and Moldova.  Please click here for more information.


International Surrogacy

Australians visiting Ukraine for the purposes of commissioning commercial surrogacy arrangements should seek independent legal advice regarding Australian and foreign surrogacy laws before doing so.  We strongly caution Australians to consider all legal and other risks involved in pursuing international surrogacy.  You should see our Overseas births, adoptions and surrogacies page for further information.



The Australian Embassy in Kyiv does not issue full validity passports, emergency passports, or other Australian travel documents - with the exception of Provisional Travel Documents (see Lost, Stolen or Damaged Passports below).

The Australian Embassy to Poland, located in Warsaw, processes passport applications for Australians in Ukraine and Moldova.

All passport applicants based in Ukraine or Moldova are required to present to the Australian Embassy in Kyiv for a passport interview, prior to sending their application to the Australian Embassy in Warsaw.

Passport interviews are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.  You can arrange a passport interview by e-mailing the Embassy on [email protected].

Apply for a passport online.

Please refer to the Australian Embassy to Poland web site for additional important information on applying for a passport from Ukraine or Moldova.

Lost, stolen or damaged passports

For lost, stolen or damaged passports, please contact the Australian Embassy in Kyiv on [email protected].  The Australian Embassy in Kyiv can issue a Provisional Travel Document to facilitate one-way travel to Warsaw to enable Australians to apply for an emergency passport at the Australian Embassy in Warsaw.  Interviews for Provisional Travel Documents are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.  You can arrange an appointment by e-mailing the Embassy on [email protected].


Legalising documents / Notarial Services

The Australian Embassy in Kyiv is able to provide a limited range of notarial services.  These services are for Australian citizens, non-Australian citizens who hold a current Permanent Resident visa, and for other nationalities so long as the documents are for use in Australia.  Consular fees are payable for these services, in Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH) cash only.

Appointments must be made by e-mail for notarial services and at least 24 hours notice is required.  This is to allow for security access to the Australian Embassy.  The names of all parties requiring access are to be provided at the time of the booking request and photo identification will need to be produced to gain entry.  All visitors to the Australian Embassy are subject to security screening.

The Australian Embassy conducts appointments for notarial services on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

You may wish to send by e-mail to [email protected] a scanned copy of the document in advance of your visit to allow Australian Embassy staff to provide an initial check of its validity for the issue of an apostille.

Schedule of current fees (effective 1 January 2021)

     Administering an oath or receiving a declaration or affirmation             74 AUD          1,500 UAH

     Witnessing a signature or seal on a form or declaration                              74 AUD          1,500 UAH

     Verifying and certifying a copy of a document or part of a document   74 AUD          1,500 UAH

     Preparation and issue of an Apostille certificate                                             85 AUD          1,700 UAH

As of 24 February 2015, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine no longer requires foreign citizens and persons without Ukrainian citizenship, who wish to register their marriage in Ukraine, to provide a document declaring their current marital status (a Certificate of No Impediment).

Foreign citizens and persons without Ukrainian citizenship, who wish to register their marriage in Ukraine, now must record their marital status in the application for state registration of a marriage, where they also witness by signature the information that they were notified about the legal consequences of an invalid marriage if providing deliberately untruthful data.

Please ensure that documents relating to notarial services you require from the Australian Embassy are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require.  If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice.  Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Embassy in Ukraine guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content.  Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.

If you have any questions about legalising documents or to make an appointment, please contact the Australian Embassy by e-mail at [email protected].

More information about legalising documents and notarial services is available at the Smartraveller web site, 'Notarial services and document legalisation overseas'.


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