Australian High Commission



All applicants applying for an Australian passport on a PC8 form must provide a guarantor. This section is NOT optional.

► Section 11 - Guarantor who has known you for more than 12 months
► Section 11 A - Refers to a Guarantor who is the holder of an Australian Passport
► Section 11 B - Refers to a Guarantor who is a Professional

You must ensure that that your guarantor is:

  • is not related to you by birth or marriage
  • is not in a de facto relationship with you
  • does not live at the same address as you
  • is 18 years of age or older
  • has known you for at least 12 months
  • is willing and available to discuss your application with us during normal business hours.

If the child is below 1 year old, the Guarantor should be the Doctor who delivered your child.


Who can be a guarantor?

1. An Australian citizen who holds a current Australian passport that was issued with at least 2 years validity


2. A non-Australian or Australian who is currently employed in one of these employment groups:

  • Accountants – qualified Chartered Accountants. Members of (1A) Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, (1B) Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, (1C) National Institute of Accountants, (1D) Registered Tax Agents (Specify which below) Bank Managers except Managers of Bank Travel Centres
  • Barristers, Solicitors and Patent Attorneys
  • Elected representatives of Parliaments, Legislative Assembly of Norfolk Island and Municipal or Shire Councils
  • Clerks of Courts
  • Clerks of Petty Sessions
  • Members currently serving in the regular Defence Force with at least five years continuous service
  • Dentists
  • Registered Medical Practitioners
  • Chartered Professional Engineers
  • Teachers - Full time who have been teaching for more than five years at schools or tertiary institutions
  • Public Servants - Current full-time employees of Commonwealth, State, Territory or Local Governments or Statutory Authorities, who have been employed continuously for at least five years by their current employer
  • Stipendiary Magistrates
  • Registered Veterinary Surgeons
  • Police Officers in charge of Police Stations, Police Sergeants and above with at least five years continuous service
  • Judges
  • Marriage Celebrants
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmacists
  • Registered Nurses


What if I can't find a guarantor in Malaysia?

Some applicants find it difficult to obtain a guarantor in Malaysia. Usually this is because they have recently relocated to Malaysia and do not know anyone here who has known them for longer than 12 months.

If you are unable to obtain a guarantor in Malaysia, you should obtain a guarantor from a country where you previously lived - eg. Australia. You will need to send them Section 11 of the PC8 form, together with one of your passport photos, for them to sign. Once they have signed the documents, they must send the originals back to you so that you can submit them when you lodge your application. We cannot accept faxes or emails from your guarantor. They must send the originals back to you for lodgement.