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Dust off your passport and check the expiry date.

With international travel restrictions easing, and hotel quarantine being phased out, it is time to check your passport expiry date.

Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond your planned stay. If you are returning with the Australian team on the 26th July 2022 your passport must be valid until the 27th January 2023.

Please check your passport expiry date and renew your passport if necessary.

A significant delay is expected for processing of new applications or renewals, so do not delay

Once you have your new passport, update your passport picture page and expiry date. Please also update any other changes (address, emergency contact etc).

For applications/renewals and FAQs - Australian Government- Passport Office

Trade & Tourism Minister Dean Tehan has flagged high demand is likely to lead to long wait times for Australians needing to renew their passports before they can get on a plane.

"The department is doing everything it can to prepare but longer than usual processing times can't be ruled out... once your fully vaccinated, it's time to dust off your passport and make sure it is still valuid," Mr Tehan said.

He urged Australian to renew their passports as soon as possible to ensure there was not a surge when international borders re-open.


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