Part 1: Revenue Measures (continued)
Foreign Affairs and Trade
Passport Fees and Charges — reforms
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The Government will raise $17.1 million over four years from 2015‑16 through reforms to passport fees and charges. The reforms will:
- enable persons aged 16 and 17 to be issued a 10 year validity passport instead of the current five year validity passport;
- create a separate fee category for emergency passports;
- increase the priority processing fee and provide an option for eligible individuals to replace lost, stolen or damaged passports instead of purchasing a new full validity passport; and
- remove the additional fee to replace a lost or stolen passport.
In line with existing passport fees and charges, all fees and charges will be indexed annually by the Consumer Price Index.