If you are an Australian citizen aged over 18 years and are in need of a passport, you will be required to attend a passport interview that will pave the way for you to receive the travelling document. However there are those who are not required to attend a passport interview. This includes those aged below 18 years and whose marital status is single. But in a case like this of a minor, the parent or guardian or whoever has parental responsibility of the said minor might be required to avail themselves for a passport interview after they have lodged an application for the passport.Sponsored Links
If you are making an application for an Australian passport at an outlet of Australia Post an appointment with the authorities there will have to be made. If you are currently abroad at the time of making the application then you will have to get in touch with the Australian embassy or the consular mission that’s closest to you.
When submitting documents to the interviewers ensure that they are all original copies. Photocopies, extracts, fax copies will not be accepted. It is important to present original documents as doing otherwise could jeopardize your chances of getting the travel document. Besides the interviewer verifying the authenticity of the documents and whether or not they are the original copies, the interviewer will also go through your application to ensure that it has been properly filled i.e. the right information went to the right places and all the information has been submitted without leaving anything out.
Many people get nervous and anxious at the mention of the word ‘interview’ but this should not be cause for panic. The questions that will be asked by the interviewer will not be out of this world and will only be questions relevant to the passport application. Interviewees must also rest assured that all information they give out will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
Documents you should carry with you to the passport interview
- A completed passport application form. This can be found and filled online. If you are submitting a hard copy, ensure that you fill it with a black ink pen or ball pen.
- Two full colour photographs that are identical. These photos must not have been taken more than 6 months ago. There are also certain specific requirements that the photographs must meet with regards to the dimensions, photo background, lighting and so on. One of the photos must be endorsed and signed on the back with a black ink pen or ball pen by a guarantor.
- Documents, in their original form, which indicate that you are a citizen of Australia. These include a birth certificate, an Australian citizenship certificate etc.
- Documents that act as proof of identity. They must be original documents and they could include the driving license you are currently using. These documents must bear your signature, address and name.
- If you have changed names you must produce original documents that act as proof of the name change.
Alongside the documents you will also be required to have the passport application fee with you when attending the passport interview.Sponsored Links