Invalid Travel Documents

Definition: invalid travel documents

A passport or travel document is considered invalid under the Australian Passports Act 2005, Sections 20 or 21 and the Australian Passports Determination 2005, Sections 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 when:

Recovery of invalid travel documents to remove from circulation

Invalid travel documents are to be recovered (by demanding the surrender of the travel document) and cancelled wherever possible. It is a key policy objective to remove invalid documents from circulation so that they cannot be used for illegal activities.

This also improves the integrity of Australian passports and enhances national and international security.

See ‘ Demanding the surrender of travel documents (impounds) ’.