The cost of passports look like they are going up by $10 in the new year.

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fxdxdy

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The cost of passports look like they are going up by $10 in the new year.

If saving $10 matters to you then you better get in quick.

PeterLoh

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Those who cannot afford a $10 increase probably shouldn't be travelling overseas anyway.

nix584

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Perhaps, but the cost of an Australian passport is ludacrisly high. Currently $244. The UK is A$155 and US is A$203 (including a Passport card for Canada, Bermuda & Sea travel). Though not as bad as NZ, NZ passport is A$162 but valid for 5 years only.

johnaboxall

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The increasing cost of consular assistance to boneheads abroad probably isn't helping. 

LondonAussie

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I better stop asking the High Commission for the best Pizza delivery or where I can get my car towed to then hey.

Doubleplatinum Banned

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+10 watched "The Embassy" last week its amazing what some bogans expect

ajd

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The UK may be only $155, but evidently that's not enough to run a proper passport service... http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/16/passports-backlog-payouts-mps

dommey

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"The passport agency recorded a surplus of £124m over the past two years and awarded its staff bonuses of £674,000"

I wonder how much surplus made for issuing Australian passports. What's the bonus like ... ?

stewardnurse

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I wish they would make a passport the size of a credit card which could be carried in your wallet.  I noticed most customs swipe passport anyway, and if you needed a visa im sure its in the countries system anyway,so you wouldnt need a stamp.

Merc25

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lets face it ,the only ones with a passport are travelling overseas so if you can travel overseas you can afford $10 especally with the Aussie dollar droping in value 

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