Dear Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,
Can you please provide a timeline of when the new R series passports are expected to be available and issued for new applications?
Good afternoon Mohsen
Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding the release of the R series
Progress to deliver the R series by 2020–21 was directly affected by
COVID-19. The pandemic’s impact on international travel, passport issuing
rates, and manufacturers’ longer lead times for key components meant we
deferred the release date to 2021–22.
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