Dear Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

Can you please provide a specific and updated timeline of when the new R series passports are expected to be available and issued for new applications?

Yours faithfully,

Passports Client Services, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Hi Jay,


Thank you for your recent correspondence dated 12 June 2022.  


A specific date for the release of the next generation Australian
passport, the R Series, has not yet been set however it is anticipated to
be this calendar year (2022).


Reviews and Customer Recovery Section

Australian Passport Office

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade



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Dear Passports Client Services,

Thank you so much for your update.

May I know a little more information about the date like mid 2022 (like July) or late 2022 (Sept onwards)?

Yours sincerely,


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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