When can a LVP be issued
Replacing lost/stolen passports:LVP
As a general rule Limited Validity passports are not issued within Australia to replace lost/stolen passports.
Non-Validated cardinal documents:LVP
Limited Validity passports are issued to those applicants who are not eligible for a full validity passport due to a discrepancy with an applicant’s cardinal document and the inability to validate the name that appears in their previous passport.
Incomplete documentation (Australia, London and Washington only):LVP
If a passport is required urgently for immediate travel and the applicant is unable to provide complete documentation before departure, Passport Offices in Australia, London and Washington may issue a limited validity passport similar to the defined circumstances as described in ‘ When can an Emergency passport be issued ’, provided the person’s identity, citizenship and entitlement have been confirmed and there is no reason to doubt the applicant’s bona fides.
Such a document should be issued with the minimum validity to meet the person’s immediate travel needs but in any case no more than 12 months.