What forms of identification are required to support my application?
Only one form of identification accepted from this category:
PRIMARY - 70 Points
Birth Certificate / Birth Extract
Australian Passport (Current, or expired within the previous two years, but not cancelled)
Australian Citizenship Certificate
International Passport (Current, or expired within the previous two years, but not cancelled)
Other document of identity having same characteristics as a passport e.g. diplomatic / refugee (Photo or Signature)
Your initial Secondary Documents will score 40 points, any additional documents will be awarded 25 points each.
SECONDARY - 40 Points
Current Licence or Permit (Government Issued)
Working With Children / Teachers Registration Card
ASIC / MSIC Card Public Employee
Photo Identification Card (Government Issued)
Department of Veteran Affairs Card
Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card
Current Tertiary Education Institution Photo Identification
Reference from a Doctor (must have known the applicant for period of at least 12 months)
OTHER - 25 Points
Foreign / International Driver's Licence
Proof of Age Card (Government Issued)
Medicare Card / Private Health Care Card
Council Rates Notice Property Lease / Rental Agreement Property Insurance Papers
Electoral Roll Registration
Motor Vehicle Registration or Insurance Documents
Professional or Trade Association Card
- If you wish to use more than one of these documents they must be from different organisations: Utility Bills (e.g. Telephone, Gas, Electricity, Water) Credit / Debit Card Bank Statement / Passbook.
- The full 100 point check is required when the applicant has been in Australia for longer than 6 weeks. For recent arrivals in Australia - 6 weeks or less - proof of arrival date is required, along with a current passport.
- Requirements for Aboriginal persons or Torres Strait Islander residents in a remote area or community: Identity of applicant resident in an isolated area to be verified by two persons recognised as Community Leaders within the community to which the applicant belongs.
- Requirements for children under 18: Birth Certificate / Birth Extract, Australian Passport (current or expired within the previous two years, but not cancelled), Australian citizenship certificate, international passport (current or expired within the previous two years, but not cancelled), other document of identity having same characteristics as a passport (eg. diplomatic / refugee (Photo or Signature)) or a statement from an educational institution, signed by the principal or deputy principal, confirming that the child attends the institution (statement must be on the institution's letterhead).