Did you know even minor damage to your passport can ruin your holiday before it starts?
Different airlines and countries have certain requirements for the condition of your passport. They may stop you from boarding your flight or entering your destination country.
Be travel ready and check the condition of your passport. Make sure it’s free from damage like:
- small tears or rips
- marks, stains or discoloration
- souvenir stamps, written marks or lines
- altered or missing pages.
If you’re not sure about the condition of your passport, call us on 131 232 or contact your nearest Australian diplomatic or consular mission. We may need to see your passport to assess it.
You should also check your passport is current and valid for at least 6 months from when you plan your trip to end. Some countries won’t let you enter if your passport is expiring soon. For more information, see Smartraveller.
For advice and tips on taking care of your passport, see using and protecting your passport.