Embassy of Australia
United States of America

Passports Fees

Passport Application Fees (February 2016)




Adult passport, 10 year validity

Overseas Processing Surcharge                                                                                                                 





Child passport, 10 year validity for 16-17 year olds

Child passport, 5 year validity for 0-15 year olds

Overseas Processing Surcharge (for all child applications)





Senior passport  (75 years of age or older), 5 year validity

Overseas Processing Surcharge




Emergency Passport (for adults or children) - only if eligible



FedEx Courier Fee - mainland USA (up to 0.5 pounds - approx 2 passports)

 FedEx - Hawaii Interisland only





Receiving your new passport

If you wish to have your new passport sent to you by Federal Express, you will need to pay an additional USD15 (for up to three passports to the one address).  Alternatively, you can collect your passport at no charge from the office where you lodged the application

If you prefer, you can provide a prepaid letter-sized envelope with the courier company of your choice (eg. UPS, FedEx, etc).  However, you must use a service that requires a signature on delivery.  We will not use your courier envelope if it allows a delivery driver to leave your package unattended.  We do not send passports via the US Postal Service. 

Acceptable Methods of Payment

You can pay by:

  • Cash in US dollars - exact change required
  • Credit card
  • Cashiers cheque
  • US Postal Service money order

Make cheques and money orders payable to the Embassy of Australia if lodging in Washington, or the Australian Consulate-General if lodging elsewhere.  

Urgent Travel:  Emergency Passport

If you need to travel urgently, please advise your interviewing officer when you lodge your application.  Please provide evidence of your need to travel (eg. tickets or letter from your employer).  You may be eligible for an Emergency Passport. An Emergency Passport contains only four visa pages and has a limited validity. It does not contain a chip and cannot be used to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA).  It is usually issued within 2 working days.

Please note that not all applicants are eligible for an Emergency Passport. You should discuss your eligibility for the Emergency Passport with your interviewer before making any firm travel plans.