Identity Document Requirements

There are strict guidelines InterCheck must follow when reviewing documents uploaded. This article includes the IDs we can accept and the type of IDs required

For a police check you must provide four documents against the following categories:

In addition we also require:

  • A self-portrait photograph for identity verification purposes OR certified copy of the IDs

Photo ID Requirement

The commencement or primary documents provided must include a photo of the applicant.

If the commencement or primary documents do not include a photograph, and no other photo ID can be provided. A passport-style photograph is required and must be certified by a person listed in Schedule 2 of the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993 (Cth).

Change Of Name 

If the identity documents are under a previous name, you must provide evidence of a name change. This means providing a change of name certificate issued by the Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages or an Australian marriage certificate issued by a state or territory, in addition to the four identity documents. Church or celebrant-issued certificates are not accepted.

 

COMMENCEMENT OF IDENTITY DOCUMENT

ONE of the following documents will be accepted:
  • Full Australian birth certificate (not an extract or a birth card)
  • Current Australian passport (not expired)
  • Official Australian visa which can be located here
  • Current ImmiCard (not expired)
  • Certificate of identity issued by Foreign Affairs and Trade to refugees and non-Australian citizens for entry to Australia
  • Document of identity which is not over 5 years old
  • Certificate of evidence of resident status
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate

 

PRIMARY USE IN THE COMMUNITY DOCUMENT

ONE of the following documents will be accepted:

  • Current Australian drivers licence, learner permit or provisional licence, showing a signature and photo (cannot be digital)
  • 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 (not expired)
  • Current proof of age or photo identity card, 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 Id, a current student identification card with a signature and photo

 

SECONDARY USE IN THE COMMUNITY DOCUMENT

TWO of the following documents will need to be provided:

  • Medicare card
  • Bank card (must be from separate financial institutions if providing more than one)
  • Credit card (must be from separate financial institutions if providing more than one)
  • Bank Statement
  • Photo identity card issued by the Australian Government or a state or territory government
  • Evidence of right to an Australian government benefit (Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs)
  • State/territory government rates assessment notice
  • Australian Taxation Office assessment notices
  • Australian utility bill showing name and address (cannot be tenancy bill)
  • Australian Phone bill showing name and address
  • Construction induction card/White card
  • Enrolment with the Australian Electoral Commission
  • Australian tertiary student photo identity document
  • Certified academic transcript from an Australian university
  • Australian secondary student photo identity document
  • Aviation Security Identification Card
  • Maritime Security Identification card
  • Photo identity card issued to an officer by a police force
  • Photo identity card issued by the Australian Defence Force
  • Security guard or crowd control photo licence
  • Foreign government issued documents (for example, drivers licence)
  • Certificate of identity issued by Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Document of identity issued by Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Convention travel document secondary (United Nations) issued by Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Consular photo identity card issued by Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Trusted referees report
  • Australian Trade Association cards
  • Credit reference check