Took about 14 days (not 14 working days) from time I put in application at post office to time I got it in the post. I don't think they're working on it for 10 days straight ;) I'd say there are a number of processes it has to go through, each having it's own backlog. I've received a passport five days after submitting it on one occasion without paying the priority fee. Online tracking/online renewals were down when I needed it in June.Lucky for me I work in city, so I rocked up to the Passport office on Monday, paid the priority fee and collected the passport on Wednesday.
(It could be longer depending on you location) Say, you did an interview on Friday. You can not pay priority fee at this stage as information has not been entered into the system. A few days later, you will be able to see more information but you need more than the form number.
You need everything you put into your application including the guarantor name.
The online system will say 40% complete at this stage and something along the line of your application is being processed.
Has anyone applied for an Australian passport recently (past few months)? take from the day you lodged the application at Australia Post until you received it in the mail?
The website says they aim to send it off back to you within ten working days BUT that doesn't include the time it takes Australia Post to send them the application and the time it takes to come to you. It's much quicker to lodge it or at least pick it up from the passport office near Central.
I did a renewal a few months ago and it took 14 days. The old passport will be cancelled physically and its number recorded in the system as cancelled – the cancellation arises because a) it expires orb) you renewal it before expiry date orc) it is lost/stolen.You can also pay extra and do a 3-4 day turnaround. I just had a look at an old blog is said there might be rather outdated? There are limited circumstances that your get the old expiry date...When my children were born (Overseas), I had to go to the local Consulate, this was on a Friday Afternoon applying for 'Emergency' Passports (to come home). Gratis passport (free of charge) – change of surname after marriage...The Consulate's systems were getting updated and was down for most of the day, the Consul worker said 'Leave it with me and I will get the paperwork started when it comes back up". I got a call Monday morning saying 'Pick them up Tomorrow'. I wonder if there is a real need for 10 working days e.g. ) and identity verification or they just want a 5 bribe...Rest is history, Picked up the passports on Tuesday, Visit local government office to get exit permit on Wednesday, Flew home on booked flight on the Friday. Some people said that it show 40% and then completion... Online application tracking stops at 40% and shows the collection date being 10 working days from the day it is received at the office (which is +1 day after lodgement at auspost). - data entry [done by online applicants]- scanning photo and quality control- check for consistency/fraud- identity verification for the applicant-- check the guarantor information- security check for the applicant? Worse case scenario, if it is the date of application you lose about 16 days (2 weekends + 2 days for delivery) on you validity which add up to 8/10/365.25*16=.04... It mostly likely won't be the first day or two, or the last couple of days as that is when it is in transit.Got mine a few months ago (got back from china just this sunday). Are there any chance that it will be ready before the collection date without paying a fee? - production/delivery BTW, what is the date of issue? Any delay will be due to it waiting in the queue to be processed, so the issue date is more likely to be somewhere closer to the date you receive it.