Australian High Commission
United Kingdom

Passport Processing Times

Processing Times

Key points: 

  • Allow three weeks to receive a new passport once an application is submitted
  • A priority processing service is available if you need your passport more quickly (issued in 2 business days) - an extra fee is payable for this service

Please apply for a new passport well ahead of your proposed travel - it can take up to three weeks to receive a new passport. The three weeks processing time is from the day you submit a completed application at interview. It is in your interest to apply for your travel document well before your planned overseas travel date. You can help minimise processing times by ensuring you provide everything we need when you lodge your application.