1. Glasses will not be allowed in new passport photos taken from 1 July 2018.

    This will further strengthen the integrity of the Australian passport.

    Research has shown that glasses adversely affect passport facial matching. Matching is more accurate without glasses.

    A limited exemption for medical reasons may apply where supported by a medical certificate.

    For more information

    Article date: 
    22 May 2018
  2. Australians should be aware of passport scams that request people to scan and email their passport details, or to apply for a new passport at no cost because of a security breach. These scams are attempts by scammers to trick you into giving out personal information and in some cases money.

    Article date: 
    13 December 2016