Concurrent passports

Can I have two passports at once?

Yes, if you can show us that:

  • visa waiting times would cause significant travel delays if you only had one passport, or
  • a destination country won’t accept a passport showing evidence of travel to a third country, or
  • you have another good reason to need an additional passport.

If you have two passports, we call the second one a ‘concurrent’ passport.

Concurrent passports cost the same as standard ten-year passports but are only valid for up to three years.

To apply for a concurrent passport, you need to complete a B15 Concurrent passport form and lodge it with your passport application.

If a concurrent passport is required for business related travel, you’ll also need to provide a cover letter from your employer and they must complete Section B of your B15 Concurrent passport form.

If we decide that you don’t qualify for a concurrent passport, your application fee is generally not refundable. A decision not to refund the fee is a reviewable decision.