The standard processing time for a passport is 3 weeks.
Your current passport will be cancelled and returned to you when you lodge your application. If you need to travel you can keep your passport while your application is being processed. You need to present the passport for cancellation when you collect the new one.
If you are not able to collect your passport in person, you can authorise anyone aged 18 years or over to collect it on your behalf. Complete the authorisation section on the collection slip given to you when you lodge your application. They will need to show us photo ID when collecting your passport.
An appointment is not needed to collect your new passport.
Passports are printed in Australia so we are unable to offer a priority processing service in Hong Kong and Macau.
Delivery of Passports to Hong Kong and Macau
You can request your new passport to be sent to you in Hong Kong and Macau by Speedpost. Speedpost is a courier service provided by the Hong Kong Post Office. We cannot guarantee the service standards of this delivery service. For delivery fees, please see here.