The existence of a RBDM name change (or revised birth) certificate does not preclude an applicant seeking to have appearing in his/her Australian travel document the name/s recorded on a valid DIAC citizenship certificate.

As DIAC is not always advised of name changes and the RBDM name change certificate is not linked to DIAC records, it is possible for a person to hold a valid DIAC citizenship certificate after formally (with a RBDM) renouncing the name recorded on their DIAC citizenship.

Should an applicant seek to have the name recorded on a presented valid citizenship certificate appear in their Australian travel document, and present a RBDM issued name change or revised birth certificate at the same time refer the case to passports policy@dfat.gov.au.