An Authorised Officer must be satisfied that the applicant is an Australian citizen at the time of issue of an Australian passport.
Where officers have reason to question whether an applicant:
- holds Australian citizenship; or
- may have lost their Australian citizenship (see ‘ Loss of Australian citizenship ’); or
- has lost their proof of Australian citizenship;
then further evidence of citizenship must be requested from the applicant.
Under no circumstances is an Australian passport (including an Emergency passport) to be issued to an applicant unless citizenship has been properly established.