Australian High Commission

Frequently Asked Questions - Guarantor

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What happens if I cannot find an Australian citizen to be my Guarantor?

You do NOT need an Australian citizen as a guarantor for a passport application. You have two options:

• A non-Australian who is currently employed in one of these occupation groups, OR

• A current Australian passport holder.

Who can act as a guarantor on a passport application?

A guarantor must be over 18 years of age and must have known the applicant for at least 12 months (or since birth if the child is under 12 months old). The guarantor cannot be related to the applicant or living at the same address. .

A guarantor can be either an Australian citizen holding a current Australian passport or be currently employed in a recognised profession. For the current list of recognised professions, please click here.

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