Proof of identity for professional drivers

How to prove who you are when applying for a professional driver authority.

To obtain a public passenger vehicle driver authority, operator accreditation or vehicle licence you must prove your identity, date of birth and residential address.

Roads and Maritime Services uses the prescribed verification procedure (100) point check, pursuant to the Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988, for the purposes of obtaining an identification record for applicants.

You must establish your identity by providing documents certified as true copies of the original from the list below that add up to a minimum of 100 points. Originals may also be sighted by Roads and Maritime staff.

If you have any difficulty in obtaining or providing these documents, you should contactRoads and Maritime as soon as possible.

Proof of address

If none of your proof of identity documents shows your current address, you must produce one of the following documents showing your current address:

  • A current Roads and Maritime Services issued certificate of registration
  • A contract of sale
  • Lease agreement
  • Rental document up to two years old.

Documents not in English

If a document is not in English it must be accompanied by an official translation by either the Multicultural NSW (previously Community Relations Commission of NSW) or the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS).

Acceptable identity documents

List of persons who can provide certification of copies of documents

  • Bail Justice
  • Barrister
  • Commissioner for Affidavits
  • Commissioner for Declarations
  • Commissioner for Oaths
  • Judge
  • Justice of the Peace (must show registered number)
  • Medical Practitioner (registered under the Medical Practice Act 1992)
  • Minister of Religion authorised to celebrate marriages (but not merely a marriage celebrant)
  • Police Officer (of the rank of Sergeant or the highest ranking officer in the station)
  • Proclaimed bank manager
  • Sheriff
  • Solicitor
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