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Application for a concurrent passport
(to be submitted under cover of a letter from employer
if travel is business related) Form B-15
Concurrent travel documents
Thank you for your application for a concurrent Australian passport. In order for us to consider your request, please complete
the attached form.
If your proposed travel is business-related, your employer will need to complete Section B of the form and also provide a letter
supporting your application. The completed form and supporting letter should be returned to this office.
If you require a concurrent passport because certain governments will not permit entry on a passport which shows you have
visited, or intend to visit, countries with which they do not have normal diplomatic relations, you should find out whether the
relevant visa-issuing authorities of those countries will provide you with a loose-leaf visa. As another option, you may want to
consider obtaining a new Australian passport instead of a concurrent passport.
A concurrent passport will only be issued with a limited validity appropriate to your demonstrated travel needs, up to a
maximum of three years. The normal application fee must be paid when applying for a concurrent passport (including a priority
processing fee where appropriate) regardless of the validity period approved for the concurrent passport. The application fee
is not refundable if your application is not approved.
Please note that if your application for a concurrent passport is approved, this will not constitute a general approval for the
issue of future concurrent passports. Each application will be considered separately.
If you are in Australia
If you need additional information or want to discuss this matter further, please contact this office or the Australian Passport
Information Service on the numbers listed below.
If you are overseas
If you need additional information or want to discuss this matter further, please contact this office or your nearest Australian
diplomatic mission or consulate.
For further information visit our website www.passports.gov.au or, if you are in Australia, call the Australian Passport
Information Service Telephone 131 232 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 8.30am to 5pm).
If you are overseas, contact your nearest Australian diplomatic mission or consulate.
For a full listing go to www.dfat.gov.au/missions/