Australian Embassy
Georgia and Azerbaijan

Passports: Who can be a guarantor?

Who can be my guarantor? 

If you are lodging an Overseas Passport Application Form (PC8), you must have a guarantor to verify your identity.


The guarantor must:

  • fill in section 12 on the application form and endorse the back of one photograph by writing "This is a true photo of (applicants full name)” and sign it.
  • Please use a black ballpoint pen, as this ensures that the application scans properly
  • The photographs must be less than 6 months old
  • Please refer to our strict photo guidelines.


To qualify as a guarantor the person must:

  • Not be related to the applicant by birth or marriage, and
  • Be 18 years of age or over, and
  • Not be in a de facto relationship with the applicant (this includes same sex relationship), nor live at the same address, and
  • Have known the applicant for at least 12 months, or since birth for a child applicant who is under 1 years of age.


In addition, the guarantor must be either:


An Australian citizen and holder of a current Australian passport with at least two years validity


A foreign national currently working in one of the occupational categories listed below.


Occupational categories:



Bank Managers

Chartered Professional Engineers

Clerk of Courts


Elected Representatives of Government


Marriage Celebrants

Members currently serving in the regular Australian Defence Force with at least five years continuous service


Police Officers with at least 5 years continuous service

Postal Managers

Public Servants who are current full-time employees of local Governments

Registered Medical Practitioners

Registered Nurses or Midwives

Registered Optometrists

Registered Physiotherapists

Registered Psychologists

Registered Veterinary Surgeons

Teachers who are full time and who have been teaching for more than five years at schools or tertiary institutions