General Information

Passport Interviewing responsibilities

Purpose - interview

The principle purpose of the passport interview is to positively confirm the identity of the applicant.

The interviewer must also ensure information provided on the form is correct and supported, where necessary, by appropriate documentation so the applicant’s Australian citizenship status and entitlement to a travel document can be assessed by the Australian Passport Office (APO).

Three inter-related identity elements - interview

There are three inter-related elements of the passport interview that the passport interviewing officer must assess to be satisfied about the applicant’s identity. These are: