Australian Consulate-General
Shanghai, China

Passport Guarantor Occupational Groups


An overseas passport applicant may use a guarantor/referee who is an Australian passport holder. If this is not possible someone from the following occupational categories may be used.

  • Judges
  • Lawyers
  • Police Officers with at least 5 years continuous service
  • Branch Managers of a bank
  • Accountants who are members of either the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, National Institute of Accountants or Association of Taxation and Management Accountants.
  • Teachers who are full time and who have been teaching for more than five years at schools or tertiary institutions
  • Dentists
  • Doctors, Nurses or Midwives
  • Psychologists
  • Veterinary Surgeons