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Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015

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This determination amends and remakes sections of the Australian Passports Determination 2005 that relate to fees/taxes into a separate, new determination.
Administered by: Foreign Affairs and Trade
Registered 05 Aug 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate10-Aug-2015
Tabled HR10-Aug-2015

 

Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015

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

Dated 22 July 2015

Julie Bishop

Minister for Foreign Affairs

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

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

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

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

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Fees                                                                                                                                                         2

5............ Application fees............................................................................................................. 2

6............ Additional fees in relation to applications...................................................................... 4

7............ Indexation factor............................................................................................................ 6

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                                                           7

8............ Application of determination......................................................................................... 7

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This is the Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

1 October 2015.

1 October 2015

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Australian Passports (Application Fees) Act 2005.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Act by reference to the Australian Passports Act 2005, including the following:

(a)    Australian passport;

(b)    child.

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Australian Passports (Application Fees) Act 2005.

business day has the meaning given by the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

indexation factor has the meaning given by section 7.

Part 2Fees

  

5  Application fees

             (1)  For section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of an item (other than items 3, 7, 10 and 11) in the table in subsection (3) is:

                     (a)  for an application made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2015—the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item; or

                     (b)  for an application made in a later calendar year:

                              (i)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount of the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year.

             (2)  For section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of item 3, 7, 10 or 11 in the table in subsection (3) is:

                     (a)  for an application made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2016:

                              (i)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item; or

                     (b)  for an application made in a later calendar year:

                              (i)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount of the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year.

Note 1:       Fees are payable at the time the application is lodged: see section 7 of the Australian Passports Act 2005.

Note 2:       Fees may be waived in certain circumstances: see section 27 of the Australian Passports Determination 2015.

             (3)  The following table sets out fees in respect of applications.

 

Application fees

 

Column 1

Column 2

Item

Kind of application

Fee

1

Application for an Australian passport that is valid for up to 10 years (other than an application mentioned in a later item in this table)

$250

2

Application for an Australian passport for a child that is valid for up to 5 years (other than an application mentioned in a later item in this table)

$125

3

Application for an Australian passport:

(a) for a child who is 16 or 17; and

(b) that is valid for up to 10 years; and

(c) that is lodged on or after 1 January 2016;

other than an application mentioned in a later item in this table

$250

4

Application by a person who is 75 or over for an Australian passport that is valid for up to 5 years (other than an application mentioned in a later item in this table)

$125

5

Application for an Australian frequent traveller passport that is valid for up to 10 years (other than an application mentioned in a later item in this table)

$376

6

Application for an Australian frequent traveller passport for a child that is valid for up to 5 years (other than an application mentioned in a later item in this table)

$188

7

Application for an Australian frequent traveller passport:

(a) for a child who is 16 or 17; and

(b) that is valid for up to 10 years; and

(c) that is lodged on or after 1 January 2016;

other than an application mentioned in a later item in this table

$376

8

Application by a person who is 75 or over for an Australian frequent traveller passport that is valid for up to 5 years (other than an application mentioned in a later item in this table)

$188

9

Application for an emergency passport that is lodged before 1 January 2016

Nil

 

10

Application for an emergency passport that is lodged on or after 1 January 2016

$151

11

Application for a replacement passport (including a replacement passport to which item 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16 of the table in subsection 17(2) of the Australian Passports Determination 2015 applies) that is lodged on or after 1 January 2016

$151

12

Application for the making of an observation on a passport after the issue of the passport

$15

13

Application for a certificate of identity

$151

14

Application for a document of identity

$50

15

Application for a convention travel document

$151

16

Application for a provisional travel document

Nil

 

Note 1:       In relation to items 3 and 7 of the table, for a child who is 16 or 17 before 1 January 2016, the fees in items 2 and 6 apply.

Note 2:       In relation to item 9 of the table, an emergency passport application that is lodged before 1 January 2016 may incur an additional fee under section 6.

Note 3:       An Australian frequent traveller passport has extra visa pages.

Note 4:       The maximum period of validity for an Australian passport is determined under section 17 of the Australian Passports Determination 2015.

             (4)  Amounts worked out under subsection (1) or (2) must be rounded to the nearest whole dollar (rounding 50 cents upwards).

6  Additional fees in relation to applications

             (1)  For section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of an item (other than item 2) in the table in subsection (3) is:

                     (a)  for an application made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2015—the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item; or

                     (b)  for an application made in a later calendar year:

                              (i)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount of the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year.

             (2)  For section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of item 2 in the table in subsection (3) is:

                     (a)  for an application made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2016:

                              (i)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item; or

                     (b)  for an application made in a later calendar year:

                              (i)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount of the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year.

Note 1:       Fees are payable at the time the application is lodged: see section 7 of the Australian Passports Act 2005.

Note 2:       Fees may be waived in certain circumstances: see section 27 of the Australian Passports Determination 2015.

             (3)  The following table sets out fees in respect of applications.

 

Additional fees

 

Column 1

Column 2

Item

Kind of application

Fee

1

Application for a priority processed travel document:

(a) to be issued within 2 business days after the applicant gives all the information requested by the Minister for the purpose of being satisfied of the identity, entitlement or eligibility of the applicant; and

(b) that is lodged before 1 January 2016

$111

 

2

Application for a priority processed travel document:

(a) to be issued within 2 business days after the applicant gives all the information requested by the Minister for the purpose of being satisfied of the identity, entitlement or eligibility of the applicant; and

(b) that is lodged on or after 1 January 2016

$125

3

Application for an Australian passport (other than an emergency passport, a replacement passport or a passport for which the period of validity is less than the maximum period for a passport of that kind) that is lodged overseas

(a) for an adult—$100; and

(b) for a child—$50

Note 1:       In relation to column 2 of item 3 of the table:

(a)    paragraph (a) includes persons who are 75 or over (regardless of the period of validity of the passport); and

(b)    paragraph (b) includes a child who is 16 or 17 (regardless of the period of validity of the passport).

Note 2:       The Australian Passports Determination 2005 continues to apply in relation to fees for applications to replace lost or stolen Australian travel documents that are lodged before 1 January 2016: see paragraph 31(a) of the Australian Passports Determination 2015.

             (4)  The fee is in addition to the fee (if any) specified under subsection 5(1) or (2) in respect of the application.

             (5)  Amounts worked out under subsection (1) or (2) must be rounded to the nearest whole dollar (rounding 50 cents upwards).

7  Indexation factor

             (1)  The indexation factor for a calendar year is the number worked out using the following formula:

where:

index number, in relation to a quarter, means the All Groups Consumer Price Index number, being the weighted average of the 8 capital cities, published by the Australian Statistician in respect of that quarter.

index number for most recent September year means the sum of the index numbers for the 4 quarters in the year ending 30 September in the previous calendar year.

index number for past September year means the sum of the index numbers for the 4 quarters in the year ending 30 September in the year before the previous calendar year.

             (2)  The indexation factor for a calendar year is to be worked out to 3 decimal places (rounding up if the fourth decimal place is 5 or more).

             (3)  In working out the indexation factor:

                     (a)  use only the index numbers published in terms of the most recently published index reference period for the All Groups Consumer Price Index; and

                     (b)  disregard index numbers published in substitution for previously published index numbers (except where the substituted numbers are published to take account of changes in the index reference period).

Part 3Application and transitional provisions

  

8  Application of determination

                   Subject to this determination and to the Australian Passports Determination 2015, this determination applies in relation to applications lodged on or after the commencement of this determination.