If supporting documentation is in a foreign language, an English translation must be provided. This must be a translator accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators & Interpreters (NAATI).

The Community Relations Commission (CRC) for a multicultural NSW employs NAATI accredited translators, therefore translations on CRC letterhead certified as an extract translation of the document(s) attached and which include the ID number of the translator and editor are acceptable.

Passport interviewers must endorse, sign and date photocopies of the original documentation and its translation and attach both to the application.

Unless otherwise instructed, do not send foreign language documentation to the Passport Office without the translation.

Documents in foreign languages submitted overseas must be accompanied by an English translation from a translating service recognised by the Australian overseas mission.

See also ‘ Foreign language documents - translations ’.