Embassy of Australia
United States of America
Embassy address: 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 - Telephone: (202) 797 3000 - Fax: (202) 797 3168

Passport Application Fees (effective for August/September 2015)

                                                                                                                                                                                  Type

Ordinary   

Frequent
Traveller

Adult, 10 year validity

Overseas Processing Surcharge                                                                                                                 

USD183

USD73

USD275

USD73

Minor, 5 year validity

Overseas Processing Surcharge

USD92

USD37

USD138

USD37

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

Overseas Processing Surcharge

USD92

USD73

USD138

USD73

* Priority Processing Fee (only for clients eligible for an Emergency Passport - see below for instructions)

USD81

USD81

Lost or Stolen fee : One

USD81

USD81

Lost or Stolen fee : Two

USD183

USD183

Lost or Stolen fee : Three

USD366

USD366

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

 FedEx - Hawaii Interisland only

USD15

USD10

 USD15

USD10

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:

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 that can be issued within two working days. 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).

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.