Embassy of Australia
United States of America

Passport Fees

 USD Passport Application Fees

 February 2017

  

 Document Type                                                                                                                                  

   Ordinary            

 Frequent  

 traveller          

 Adult passport, 10 year validity

 Overseas Processing Surcharge                

 $210

 $78

 $308

 $78

 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)

 $210

 $105

 $39

 n/a

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

 Overseas Processing Surcharge

 $105

 $78

 n/a

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

 $133  n/a

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

 FedEx - mainland USA (over 0.5 pounds)

 FedEx - Hawaii Interisland only

 $15

 $20

 $10

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

Payment must be made by credit card at the time of your interview.  We accept Visa and Mastercard only.  Cash and cheques are not accepted at any office.

You may have another person pay on your behalf if you wish.  If they are not present with you at your interview, we can accept their credit card payment if they complete and sign a Credit Card Authorisation Form.  You must present their signed form at your interview.  

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, if all requirements have been met.

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.