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 and September 2014)

 Type

Ordinary

Frequent
Traveller

Adult, 10 year validity

USD226

USD338

Minor, 5 year validity

USD113

USD169

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

USD113

USD169

* Priority Processing Fee (48-hour turnaround if eligible - see below for instructions)

USD100

USD100

Lost or Stolen fee : One

USD100

USD100

Lost or Stolen fee : Two

USD226

USD226

Lost or Stolen fee : Three

USD450

USD450

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

 FedEx - Hawaii Interisland only

USD15

USD10

 USD15

USD10

Fees are reviewed each month and adjusted for exchange rate fluctuations. Your credit card will be charged the fees applicable when your application is received. 

 

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

The various passport offices and consulates in the United States accept different forms of payment.

 

 Cash

(Exact change
required)
Personal
Cheque
Cashier's
Cheque
US Postal
Money Order
Mastercard
and Visa

Washington

Yes No No Yes Yes

Chicago

Yes No Yes Yes Yes

Honolulu

Yes No No Yes No

Los Angeles

Yes No Yes Yes Yes

New York

Yes No Yes Yes Yes

San Francisco

Yes No Yes Yes Yes

Do not send cash through the mail!

If you mail your application and supporting documents to the Embassy in Washington DC, US Postal Money Orders must be made payable to the Embassy of Australia. If you are sending a cashier's check or Postal Money Order to one of our Consulates-General, please make it payable to the Australian Consulate-General. Make sure your envelope is marked for the attention of the Passports Office, so it doesn't go astray.

Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco are the only offices where you may pay with your Visa or Mastercard. You cannot pay by credit card in Honolulu.  If you are paying by credit card, please complete and sign the credit card authorisation form and submit it with your application.

* Immediate Travel : Priority Processing Fee

If you need to travel urgently, please contact the Passports Office at which you will lodge your application to find out if you are eligible for our expedited service. If you are eligible, your travel document will be ready for collection or despatch within two working days (48 hours) of us receiving your application and all required documentation. This service attracts a Priority Processing Fee and special conditions apply.

 Credit Card Authorization Form