Passport Scans

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I was wondering if it was normal for employers to ask for passport scans as part of the job application process. Has anyone ever been asked to send their passport scans along with other documentation?

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Are you referring to copy of the front page of your passport?

If so, I have had several employers ask for a copy of my passport. I believe they are trying to substantiate your
date of birth and place of birth, ie are you a native born citizen of the passport you hold.

Hope this helps.


It seems that every employer asks for a scan of the passport. If the application asks for it, I usually send them a scan of the passport.

As Matthew stated, it is used to ascertain your date of birth and place of birth. They also need to use that information for your work visa. Without it, they cannot process the visa for you.