What are the ID requirements for a national police check?

Precise Background Services

As required by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), a minimum of four ID documents must be provided from the following categories. See the below table for what ID documents are accepted:

  • 1 x Commencement of Identity
  • 1 x Primary Use in the Community
  • 2 x Secondary Use in the Community
  • 1 x Self Captured Photo 

ID Documentation to include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Photograph

If none of these documents contains a photograph, you must submit a passport style photograph certified by a person listed in Schedule 2 of the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993.

If ID documents you are using are in a former name, evidence of the name change must be included in addition to the four ID documents. These can include:

  • Change of name certificate issued by Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, or
  • An Australian marriage certificate issued by a state or territory (church or celebrant-issued certificates are not accepted)

Commencement of Identity Document (1x)

  • full Australian birth certificate (not an extract or birth card)
  • current Australian passport (not expired)
  • Australian visa current at time of entry to Australia as a resident or tourist *
  • ImmiCard issued by Department of Home Affairs (previously the Department of Immigration and Border Protection) that enables the cardholder to prove their visa and/or migration status and enroll in services
  • certificate of identity issued by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to refugees and non-Australian citizens for entry to Australia
  • document of identity issued by DFAT to Australian citizens or persons who have the nationality of a Commonwealth country for travel purposes
  • certificate of evidence of resident status.
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate.

* A Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) record may be provided. If you are a New Zealand citizen on a Special Category Visa, you can request your VEVO details from the Department of Home Affairs via their website.

Primary Use in the Community Document (1x)

  • current Australian drivers licence, learner permit or provisional licence issued by a state or territory, showing a signature and/or photo and the same name as claimed
  • Australian marriage certificate issued by a state or territory (church or celebrant-issued certificates are not accepted)
  • current passport issued by a country other than Australia with a valid entry stamp or visa
  • current proof of age or photo identity card issued by an Australian Government agency in the name of the applicant, with a signature and photo
  • current shooters or firearms licence showing a signature and photo (not minor or junior permit or licence)
  • for persons under 18 years of age with no other Primary Use in Community Documents, a current student identification card with a signature or photo.

 

Secondary Use in the Community Document (2x)

  • certificate of identity issued by DFAT
  • document of identity issued by DFAT
  • convention travel document secondary (United Nations) issued by DFAT
  • foreign government issued documents (for example, drivers licence)
  • Medicare card
  • enrolment with the Australian Electoral Commission
  • security guard or crowd control photo licence
  • evidence of right to an Australian government benefit (Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs)
  • consular photo identity card issued by DFAT
  • photo identity card issued to an officer by a police force
  • photo identity card issued by the Australian Defence Force
  • photo identity card issued by the Australian Government or a state or territory government (this may take the form of a Working with Children or Vulnerable People card or a government issued occupational licence)
  • Aviation Security Identification Card
  • Maritime Security Identification card
  • credit reference check
  • Australian secondary or tertiary student photo identity document
  • certified academic transcript from an Australian university
  • trusted referees report
  • bank card, credit card or bank statement (without recording the payment card number/s)
  • state/territory government rates assessment notice or Australian Taxation Office assessment notice
  • Australian utility bill showing name and address
  • Australian Private Health Insurance Card
  • Australian Trade Association card.