Urgent applications

Need a passport in a hurry? 

It normally takes about three weeks to receive a passport.

If that’s too long for you, priority processing might be the answer.  For an extra fee, your passport will be ready for mailing or collection in just two business days, once we’ve received all your documents from Australia Post.

Not sure if that’s quick enough?  If you lodge your application for priority processing at a selected Australia Post location and ask for Passport RAPID service, your documents will get to us faster.  Do this by midday on a business day, and your passport will be ready for you to collect at the nearest passport office just two business days later.

Can anyone get priority processing?

The only time you can ask for these services is when you lodge your application.

Priority processing is only available in Australia and London.

You can’t get priority processing if you’re applying for a child without full parental consent or if you’ve had two or more passports lost or stolen in the past five years.

Need a passport in less than two business days?

In Australia, we only issue passports in less than two business days if there is a compassionate or compelling reason, such as the death or serious illness of an immediate family member or an unexpected need for urgent business travel.

If this applies to you, call 131 232 to arrange a lodgement appointment at a passport office.

You’ll need supporting documentation, such as a letter from the treating doctor or your employer.

If you’re overseas, contact your nearest Australian diplomatic or consular mission to discuss options.

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