Emergency passports

How do I get an urgent passport overseas?

It normally takes about three weeks to receive a passport, no matter where you apply.

If that’s too long for you, and you’re overseas, you can apply for an emergency passport at an Australian diplomatic or consular mission.

Emergency passports are only valid for up to 12 months and don’t have a chip. Because of this, there are restrictions on using them in some countries. Check the visa requirements of any country you plan to enter or transit.

You can apply for a full-validity passport at the same time as you apply for an emergency passport, and collect the full-validity passport when you get home.