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Office Closure: The Consulate will be closed on Friday 3 April 2015 and Monday 6 April 2015 in observance of the Easter Holidays. The office will resume for normal business on Tuesday 7 April 2015.
NEW SOUTH WALES STATE ELECTION
The New South Wales (NSW) State election will take place on 28 March 2015. An information bulletin has been published on Smartraveller detailing how Australians can vote in the election if overseas: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/TravelBulletins/NSWElection.
Overseas missions are no longer voting centres for the purpose of NSW elections. All eligible voters who will be overseas on election day can now use the iVote system online to lodge their vote and posts should refer clients to the NSW Electoral Commission website: https://www.vote.nsw.gov.au.
ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATIONS 2015
The Australian Consulate-General Los Angeles will be co-hosting two events in Southern California to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC:
ANZAC Day Commemorative Service – San Diego
Saturday 25th April 2015, 8.00am start
USS Midway, 937 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
ANZAC Day Commemorative Service – Los Angeles
Sunday April 26th, 2015, 10.00am start
National Cemetery, Rostrum, Flag Pole Circle
950 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Westwood, CA 90049
For more information on the events, please direct all questions to email@example.com
Changes to Passport Processing - Australian Consulate-General, Los Angeles
Effective Monday 14 July 2014 the printing and despatch of Full-Validity (FV) Australian passports will be processed at the Passports Production Centre in Canberra, Australia.
The Consulate-General will continue to receive mail applications and interview applicants (as required) at 2029 Century Park East, Suite 3150, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Lodgement of in-person passport applications is by appointment only. It is recommended applicants call (310) 229-2300 to speak with a Passports Officer and/or to make an appointment or email firstname.lastname@example.org with a request for an appointment or to ask any questions.
The turnaround processing timeframe for a Full-Validity (FV) passport is 10 working days.
Applicants wishing a travel document in a guaranteed timeframe of less than 10 days will be offered the option of an Emergency Passport (EY), which is an additional fee to the Full-Validity (FV) passport. The Emergency Passport (EY) is produced at the Consulate-General with a turnaround processing timeframe of 2 working days, provided all the required supporting documents are submitted. Emergency Passports (EY) have a limited validity of up to 7 months and are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
If the issue of a Full-Validity (FV) or Emergency Passport (EY) relates to a lost/stolen passport, the applicable lost/stolen fee will apply in addition to the applicant’s Full-Validity (FV) or Emergency Passport (EY) application.
NOTE: Full-Validity (FV) and Emergency Passport (EY) applications are to be submitted with original supporting documents. Copies will not be accepted and will further delay the issue of a Full-Validity (FV) or Emergency Passport (EY) passport. All original supporting documents must be sighted by the Passport Officer.
Welcome to the website of the Australian Consulate-General in Los Angeles. This site will provide you with quick, helpful and accurate information; and relevant links to all Australian issues for Australians living and working overseas, as well as servicing US business and investment.
For citizens of other nationalities, please refer to the "Travelling to Australia" section for visa and immigration information or call 1 613 216 7603.
For Australians in distress, please call the Australian Consulate consular section on 1 310 229 2327 or 1 310 229 2329. If it is outside of business hours, you may call the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra toll-free from the United States of America on 1 888 239 3501. If they cannot resolve your issue from there, they will make contact with a consular official in the United States of America who will get in touch with you.
Australian Consulate-General in Los Angeles
2029 Century Park East, Suite 3150
Los Angeles, California 90067
Phone: 1 310 229 2300
From Australia: 0011 1 310 229 2300
Fax: 1 310 229 2380
From Australia: 0011 1 310 229 2380
General: 1 310 229 2300
Austrade: 1 415 644 3620 (San Francisco)
Consular: 1 310 229 2327
24-hour Consular Emergency Centre (Australia): +61 2 6261 3305
Passports: 1 310 229 2300
Visa and Immigration: Please note that there is no Visa Agency for travel and immigration to Australia in Los Angeles. There is a service to assist people in North America with queries on Australian immigration, visas and citizenship. For visa enquiries please visit www.immi.gov.au, or call the Americas Service Centre on 1 613 238 1040 which is located in Canada. Please note, standard call charges to Canada will apply.
General: 1 310 229 2380
Consul-General: 1 310 229 2381
Austrade: 1 415 536 1982 (San Francisco)
Consular: 1 310 229 2380
Email: General enquiries: email@example.com
The Consulate is located in Century City on the intersection of Century Park East and Olympic Blvd.
The Consulate is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays. Passport interviews by appointment only are held between 9.30 am and 2.30 pm Monday to Friday. To book an appointment please call 1 310 229 2300.
Australian Consulate- Denver
Australian Consulate - Denver
8480 East Orchard Road, Suite 1100
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111
Phone: 1 303 321 2234
Fax: 1 303 773 1664
As the Australian Consulate in Denver is managed by an Honorary Consul, all passport queries and applications should be directed to the Australian Consulate in Los Angeles. The Honorary Consul does not perform passport functions.
United States- New Entry Requirements
The United States government has introduced an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) which applies to all Australian passport holders visiting or transiting the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. Online completion of the ESTA is mandatory for all eligible Visa Waiver Program travellers to the United States.
From 4 September 2010, the United States Government will collect USD14 as payment for the mandatory ESTA from all those proposing to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. As the fee will be collected by credit or debit card, it is very important that you make sure you are on the official website at www.cbp.gov/esta. We caution you not to use links in emails or from other websites to get to this site.
As of 1 July 2009, Australian travel documents issued to Australian citizens on or after 26 October 2006 that DO NOT contain an electronic chip may not be eligible to travel to the United States under the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP). For additional information please refer to the US Customs and Border Protection website www.cbp.gov.
Australians in the USA
To keep up to date with Australian news and events in Los Angeles and the south-western United States please subscribe to our online Newsletter by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage Australians currently visiting or residing (or planning to visit or reside) in the USA to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller website (http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/).
Concerned about what to do in the case of earthquakes, and other emergencies? Why don't you click on the LA County Emergency Survival Program website http://www.lacoa.org/esp.htm to download information sheets that provide advice on ways to be better prepared in case of earthquakes, fires and other disasters.
Fires in California and other states
For an overview of information on fires in California visit the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection at http://www.fire.ca.gov
For an overview of fires elsewhere in the US and the relevant information telephone numbers visit the National Interagency Fire Center at http://www.nifc.gov
If you are travelling to areas effected by fires, please refer to the above websites for information on road closures and the impact that fires are having on locations in general.