Guarantors

To help us identify the person applying for an Australian passport, we need someone (a guarantor) to complete Section 11 of the application form.

Guarantor of applicant (in Australia)

The guarantor must:
  • be an Australian citizen who is 18 years of age or over
  • have known the applicant for at least 12 months (or, for children under one year, since birth)
  • not be related to the applicant by birth, marriage, de facto or same sex relationship, or live at the applicant's address
  • possess a current (unexpired) Australian passport that was issued with at least two years validity or have been on the Australian electoral roll at their current address for the past 12 months;
  • endorse the back of one photo by writing 'This is a true photo of (applicant's full name)' and signing in black pen.

Guarantor of applicant (overseas)

The guarantor must:

  • be 18 years of age or over
  • have known the applicant for at least 12 months (or, for children under one year, since birth)
  • not be related to the applicant by birth, marriage, de facto or same sex relationship, or live at the applicant's address
  • possess a current (unexpired) Australian passport that was issued with at least two years validity or be currently employed in an approved professional or occupational group. Details of these groups can be obtained from the Australian diplomatic or consular mission where the application will be lodged;
  • endorse the back of one photo by writing  'This is a true photo of (applicant's full name)' and signing in black pen.