Proof of identity required for Roads and Maritime to apply for a National Criminal History Record check on your behalf

This information applies to requests for National Criminal History Record checks only.

For information on Proof of Identity for other transactions, or if you have an Interstate driver licence and require secondary Proof of identification, please see Proving your identity.

Mandatory categories

You must provide 4 documents from the following 3 mandatory categories:

  • 1 commencement of identity document (e.g. a current Australian passport)
  • 1 primary use in the community document (e.g. a current Australian driver licence which has a photograph and signature)
  • 2 secondary use in the community documents (e.g. a medicare card and a credit card)

An identity document can only be used once.

The combination of the identity documents collected must contain your:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Photograph

You are only required to provide identity documents for your primary name. You are not required to provide identity documents for previously known names.

Note: If you provide identity documents using a former name, such as a maiden name, you must provide evidence of the name change in addiiton to the 4 identity documents.

This means providing a:

  • change of name certificate issued by the Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages;
  • an Australian marriage certificate issued by a state or territory (church or celebrant-issued certificates are not accepted).; or
  • Deed Poll

Translation of identity documents to English

If the identity documents provided are in a language other than English, you must obtain an accredited translation from the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters

Commencement of identity documents

1 of the following documents will need to be provided:

  1. a full Australian birth certificate (not an extract or birth card)
  2. current Australian passport (not expired)
  3. Australian visa current at time of entry to Australia as a resident or tourist
  4. 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
  5. certificate of identity issued by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to refugees and non-Australian citizens for entry to Australia
  6. document of identity issued by DFAT
  7. to Australian citizens or persons who have the nationality of a Commonwealth country for travel purposes
  8. certificate of evidence of resident status.

Primary use in the community documents

1 of the following documents will need to be provided:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. current passport issued by a country other than Australia with a valid entry stamp or visa
  4. 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
  5. current shooters or firearms licence showing a signature and photo (not minor or junior permit or licence)
  6. 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 documents

2 of the following documents will need to be provided:

  1. certificate of identity issued by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  2. document of identity issued by DFAT
  3. convention travel document secondary (United Nations) issued by DFAT
  4. foreign government issued documents (for example, drivers licence)
  5. Medicare card
  6. enrolment with the Australian Electoral Commission
  7. security guard or crowd control photo licence
  8. evidence of right to an Australian government benefit (Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs)
  9. consular photo identity card issued by DFAT
  10. photo identity card issued to an officer by a police force
  11. photo identity card issued by the Australian Defence Force
  12. photo identity card issued by the Australian Government or a state or territory government
  13. Aviation Security Identification card
  14. Maritime Security Identification card
  15. credit reference check
  16. Australian tertiary student photo identity document
  17. Australian secondary student photo identity document
  18. certified academic transcript from an Australian university
  19. trusted referees report
  20. bank card
  21. credit card
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