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This determination amends the Australian Passports Determination 2005 in order to introduce an 'overseas application fee' applicable to passport applications lodged overseas.
Administered by: Foreign Affairs and Trade
Made 10 Feb 2015
Registered 11 Feb 2015
Tabled HR 12 Feb 2015
Tabled Senate 12 Feb 2015
Date of repeal 02 Jul 2015
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Table of contents.

 

Australian Passports Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 1)

I, Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, make the following determination.

Dated   10 February 2015

Julie Bishop

Minister for Foreign Affairs

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Australian Passports Determination 2005                                                                                       2

 


1  Name

                   This is the Australian Passports Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 1).

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 1 July 2015.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Australian Passports Act 2005.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Australian Passports Determination 2005

1  Subsection 8.1(2)

After “Schedule 4”, insert “, other than item 4.5 or 4.6 of that Schedule (overseas applications),”.

2  After subsection 8.1(2)

Insert:

Calendar year starting on 1 January 2015

          (2A)  In the calendar year starting on 1 January 2015, subject to subsection (8A), the amount of a fee for a matter mentioned in item 4.5 or 4.6 of Schedule 4 is the amount mentioned in column 3 of the item.

3  Subsection 8.1(3)

Omit “and (7)”, substitute “, (7) and (8A)”.

4  After subsection 8.1(8)

Insert:

          (8A)  The fee for a matter mentioned in item 4.5 or 4.6 of Schedule 4 (overseas applications) in relation to an Australian passport other than an emergency passport is payable in addition to the fee (if any) for the issue of the passport (including for another matter mentioned in that Schedule).

5  At the end of section 8.2

Add:

                   ; (k)  the fee is for a matter mentioned in item 4.5 or 4.6 of Schedule 4 (overseas applications) in relation to an Australian passport.

6  Subsection 8.3(1)

Omit “or (6)”, substitute “, (6) or (7)”.

7  At the end of section 8.3

Add:

Overseas applications

             (7)  If:

                     (a)  the Minister refunds a fee in relation to an Australian passport in circumstances mentioned in subsection (2), (4), (5) or (6); and

                     (b)  the applicant also paid the additional fee for a matter mentioned in item 4.5 or 4.6 of Schedule 4 (overseas applications) in relation to the Australian passport;

the Minister may also refund the additional fee for the matter mentioned in item 4.5 or 4.6 of Schedule 4 (overseas applications).

8  Schedule 4 (note before Part 1)

Omit “2011. In 2012 and”, substitute “2011 or, in the case of a matter mentioned in item 4.5 or 4.6 of Schedule 4, 2015. In”.

9  Part 4 of Schedule 4 (at the end of the table)

Add:

 

4.5

Additional fee: application made overseas for an Australian passport for an adult, other than an emergency passport

$100

4.6

Additional fee: application made overseas for an Australian passport for a child, other than an emergency passport

$50

10  At the end of the determination

Add:

Schedule 5Application and transitional

  

  

1  Application of amendments made by the Australian Passports Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 1)

                   This Determination, as in force before 1 July 2015, continues to apply to an application for the issue of an Australian passport that is made before 1 July 2015, as if the amendments made by the Australian Passports Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 1) had not been made.