Whether you want to soak up the sun in Hawaii or snowboard down the slopes of the New Zealand Mountains, no matter where you want to go, you will need a passport.
We recommend you apply prior to booking your holiday, especially if you have a short turnaround, as the application process can take approximately 3-6 weeks. If you're looking to travel urgently you may be able to pay an additional fee for priority service.
If you already have a passport, you need to check the entry/exit requirements of the country you are travelling to, to ensure you have enough validity left on your existing passport. Most countries require up to 6 months of validity left on your passport.
To start the application process visit https://www.passports.gov.au/. By completely your application online you will be able to track your passports progress. You can also complete the passport application in person at the post office if you chose to do so.
During the process you will need to nominate a referee and provide their details. The referee will sign off the confirm your details are correct.
Whether you've completed the application process online or at the post office, you will need to take any original documents that are required that confirm your Australian citizenship and identity to the post office. If you've completed the application online, be sure to print it off and take it with you as well.
While finalising your application at the post office, you will also have your passport photo taken. This will incur an extra fee but is recommended to ensure your photo meets the technical requirements to process your passport at international borders.
The photos taken are also high quality and scaled to a specific size to reduce the potential of identity theft, further protecting you while travelling.
Your referee will need to endorse the back of one of the photos once they have been printed. If your referee can go to the post office with you to do this it will make the process much quicker.
Once your photo has been taken, either you or the post office staff will glue it to your application depending on if it can be signed at the post office by your referee at the time.
Once you have submitted your application and it has been approved, you wait. You should receive your passport by post within 3-6 weeks. You will also be given a tracking number that can be used to track your application process/passport.
Once your passport arrives you can get ready to set off on your international adventures!
Don't forget to stop by Redcliffe Cruise and Travel to make the most of your new passport!
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I have used Tammy at Redcliffe Cruise and Travel twice now to book our family holidays. We have found her to be very professional and efficient. She has also been very obliging when I have had to ask questions regarding our holiday. We will definitely be using her in the future.
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