Answer 3 quick questions to make sure you can prove your identity and apply for your Check online.
To do the Check fully online, you'll need two ID documents. One must have a photo.
Tip: The best combination is a passport and drivers licence.
To begin, you must have one of the following ID documents:
- Australian passport (current or expired less than 3 years)
- Current foreign passport (with linked visa)
- Australian birth certificate
Do you have one of these identity documents?
Your second ID document must be a:
- Current Australian drivers licence
- Medicare card (only if you don't have a drivers licence)
The names on your two documents must match. If they don't, you must show a name change certificate or marriage certificate issued by an Australian Births, Deaths and Marriages registry. Documents must be in good condition. Damaged or worn-out documents won't work.
Do you have an Australian drivers licence or Medicare card and proof if your name has changed?
Even if you start your application on a computer, you'll need a smartphone to prove your identity online. It doesn't matter what brand, as long as it's not too old.
You must be able to take a picture of yourself with your phone and upload it.