Australian High Commission
United Kingdom
Australia House, London

Passport Processing Times

Key points

  • Please note the priority service is currently unavailable.
  • If you are applying by post and require your passport urgently (within three weeks), please ensure you attention to “URGENT PASSPORT” on the envelope and include both a covering letter clearly explaining your circumstances as well as evidence of urgency (e.g. travel itinerary, visa appointment confirmation, letter from employer).
  • If you are applying in person and require your passport urgently (within three weeks), please advise the interviewing officer of your circumstances. You will need to provide evidence of urgency (e.g. travel itinerary, visa appointment confirmation, letter from employer).
  • Allow approximately three weeks to receive a new passport once an application is accepted
  • A priority processing service is currently unavailable
  • 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