Australian High Commission
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Passport Guarantor

Guarantor of applicant

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

You do not need a guarantor if you are an adult, and you want to renew your current or recently expired passport and qualify for the PC7 renewal form. To check if you are eligible click here.


The guarantor must;

  • not be related to you by birth or marriage,
  • not be in a de facto relationship with you,
  • not live at the same address,
  • be over 18 years of age,
  • have known you for at least 12 months or since birth,
  • is readily available to discuss your application during normal business hours and, 
  • endorse the back of one photograph in English by writing "This is a true photograph of (applicant\'s full name)" and sign in black ink.
  • possess a current (unexpired) Australian passport that was issued with at least two years validity or be currently employed in one of the approved professional or occupational groups listed below. 

Approved professional or occupation groups

  • Chartered/Certified Accountants

  • Chartered Professional Engineers

  • Judges, Barristers and Solicitors

  • Registered Medical Practitioners (Doctors and GPs only), Dentists, Pharmacists

  • Registered Nurses, Chiropractors, Optometrists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists

  • Registered Veterinary Surgeons

  • Members of Parliament, elected City, County and District Councillors

  • Police Officers with at least 5 years continuous service

  • Members currently serving in the regular Australian or British Defence Force with at least 5 years continuous service

  • Ministers of Religion and Marriage Celebrants

  • Teachers - full-time, who have been teaching for more than 5 years

  • Civil Servants/Local Government employees - full-time, who have been employed continuously for at least 5 years by their current employer

  • Bank Branch Managers - manager of a High Street bank, but not managers of investment or business branches, building societies, bank travel centres, loan centres or line mangers within a bank


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