Titles, decorations and awards may be included in a passport as either an endorsement or in the name field in the passport.

Proof of the grant of the title or decoration or award must be provided.

Anyone on whom such a title has been conferred should write the appropriate title on the application form.

Titles

Titles granted by the Crown or the Australian Government, such as peerages and knighthoods, may be included in the name field in the passport.

Members of the House of Lords and their spouses would complete the form as follows:

Knights and their spouses would write their names as follows:

Suffixes like John Smith 2nd or Jnr

Suffixes used as part of an applicant's hereditary status, e.g. John Smith 2nd or Peter Brown Junior (Jr, Jnr) which appear on a cardinal document may appear in an Australian travel document. Where ‘Second’ or ‘2nd’ is on a birth or citizenship certificate the acceptable form to appear in a passport is the roman numeral capital – II, just as III would denote ‘third’ or ‘3rd’ - following the applicant's family name. Hence:

Where the terms ‘Junior’ or ‘Jnr’ appear on a birth or citizenship certificate the following should be noted:

Decorations and awards

Decorations and awards conferred by the Crown (e.g. Member of the British Empire) or the Australian Government (e.g. Order of Australia Medal) may be entered in the passport in the form of an endorsement.

The full description of the decoration or award must be noted (e.g. the bearer holds the award of Member of the British Empire, not MBE).

Non Australian titles, decorations and awards

Titles, decorations and awards not granted by the Crown or the Australian Government will not normally be entered in the passport.