Identification

 

Identification

NOTE

The offices of the Board are currently closed to the public.  All ID documents must be scanned and emailed to vlabdocuments@justice.vic.gov.au (External link) together with your police report and application for a compliance certificate.  

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NOTE:

At least one item of identification MUST include your current residential address on it.  If the documentation you are providing does not include your address, in addition to the minimum requirements, you must provide another form of ID that does.  If an address is not provided your ID docs will not be accepted. All documents must be certified.

 

The following list is for all applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of Australia

Two forms of ID must come from List A and include a photo, name and address as stated on your application.  Your name and address on the prescribed identification list must match that on your application for a compliance certificate. 

LIST A

  • Australian Passport (valid for ID purposes for up to two years post expiry as long as a new passport has not been issued)
  • Foreign Passport that has an Australian Issued Visa (two separate documents counted as one form of ID)
  • Immicard
  • Australian Driver’s Licence

If you cannot provide two forms of ID from List A, then other must come from List A and one from List B.

LIST B

  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • Australian Birth Extract
  • Australian Change of Name Certificate
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • Australian Marriage Certificate

In the event that you are unable to provide any identification from List A then you must provide one from List B AND two from List C.

In the event that you are unable to provide any identification from List B then you must provide one from List A AND two from List C.

LIST C

  • Australian Medicare Card
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Card
  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • Centrelink Health Care Card
  • Tertiary Education Photo ID
  • Proof of Age Card (Government issued)
  • Australian Tax Office Assessment
  • Australian Senior’s Card
  • Australian Electoral Roll Registration
     

The following list is for all applicants who are holders of a temporary Australian visa

 

Temporary visa holders must provide their foreign passport and Australian Government issued visa.

In addition, two forms of ID from the following list is acceptable, one must include the name and address as stated on your application:  Your name and address on the prescribed identification list must match that on your application for a compliance certificate.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Change of Name Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Government issued Identity Card
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Australian Bank or financial institution card, statement or passbook
  • Australian Child’s birth certificate with your name as a parent or guardian.
  • Australian Mortgage papers for an Australian property in your name. These need to be legally drawn.
  • Australian Tenancy agreement or lease, a current formal agreement or lease in your name and showing your address.
  • Australian Motor vehicle registration with your name, address and proof of payment.
  • Australian Rates notice, paid and issued in your name with your address that is less than 12 months old.

 

The following list is for all applicants who have never resided in Australia
 

For applicants who have never resided in Australia you must provide a foreign passport.

In addition, two forms of ID from the following list is acceptable, one must include a photo, name and address as stated on your application:  Your name and address on the prescribed identification list must match that on your application for a compliance certificate.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Change of Name Certificate
  • Citizenship Papers
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Government issued Visa
  • Government issued Identity Card
  • Driver’s Licence

 

For applicants who cannot provide the combinations as listed above, please contact the Board.