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:

  • Accountants
  • Lawyers
  • Bank Managers
  • Chartered Professional Engineers
  • Clerk of Courts
  • Dentists
  • Elected Representatives of Government
  • Judges
  • Marriage Celebrants
  • Members currently serving in the regular Australian Defence Force with at least five years continuous service
  • Pharmacists
  • 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