Have Australian Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.
We cannot give you information to confirm that. There are matters that are dealt with by Immigration.
Are you trying to confirm the passport is legitimate?
Where did you get it? Was it provided to you by the person who allegedly owns it?
If so are you able to get them to sign an authority allowing you to check with immigration?
I would not trust anything from an online dating sight.
The department wont give you that information.
I would suggest if you wish to confirm it is her ask her for further evidence. eg. drivers licence which has a photo on it here.
Australians are also very careful and would not send their passport photos online. We are all warned about identification fraud.
But to protect yourself ask her to provide more identification with photos. as I said drivers licence and that should all have a signature on it.
Also ask to skype so you can see her face and see if it is the same as the person that has sent you the passport.
You can call the australian embassy in the US and advise that this person has sent you a copy of their passport. But they will not give you information. If it is stolen or a fake they may hint at it.
But under privacy laws unless you have a signed authority from the owner they will not give you the information you require. The same applies in the US with US identification the authorities will not give information.
You are very welcome and thank you for using my services.
If I have missed anything, or you have any further questions please let me know
If there is anything else in the future please do not hesitate to ask.
Please do not forget to leave positive feedback.