Be sure to allow up to six weeks to get a new passport or renew one

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23 May 2022

We are experiencing high demand for passports since the reopening of Australia’s international border.

In the first three months of this year, we issued nearly 400,000 passports, more than double the total number we issued over the same period in 2021.

With passport demand on the rise, we strongly urge you not to leave your application to the last minute.

You should allow up to six weeks to get a new passport or renew one.

To help avoid delays, before you submit your application, make sure you:

For more information, visit our FAQs page for answers to the most common questions we receive.

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