Special Provisions for ID Requirements

Instructions for individual applicants

The minimum proof of identity documents is a legal requirement by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC).

If you’re unable to provide a Commencement of identity and Primary use in the community document to complete your check – you can provide an alternative set of identity documents only if you fall within one of the following exceptional circumstances:

  • Your birth was not registered.
  • You are homeless.
  • You are an undocumented arrival to Australia.
  • You are living in remote areas.
  • You identify as transgender or intersex.
  • You are affected by natural disasters.
  • Have limited access to ID documents due to how you were raised (eg. institutional or foster care).
  • Have limited participation in society.
  • Are a young person who is yet to establish a social footprint.
  • Ineligible, or not qualified, for the documents in this category
  • You previously held a document in this category, but no longer do so for reasons beyond your control

Instructions for Individual Applicants:

  1. Download and complete this Personal Declaration Form.
  2. Scan and upload your Personal Declaration Form as your “Special Provisions” document.

If you need further assistance, please get in touch by emailing [email protected] stating your name and check details.

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