Important changes to ID requirements 1 July 2018 – What you need to know

On 1 July 2018, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is changing the proof of identity requirements for Australian National Police Checks. This change will affect all orders placed through CVCheck.

What are the new ID requirements?
Instead of the old 100-point ID system, your applicants will need to provide four identity documents:

If an applicant is unable to provide these documents due to exceptional circumstances, there are special provisions which allow alternative identity documents to be provided.

Proof of applicant identity
Additionally, a confirmed linkage between the applicant and their ID documents must be completed. Visually allowing a comparison of the applicant’s face to the photo ID they have provided (either in person or remotely).

For more information, please visit our ID Requirements Page.

How will this impact you?

Direct Orders:
If your organisation uses our “Direct” order method – you have the legal responsibility to ensure your applicant provides you with the minimum proof of identity documents as per our ID Requirements Page. These ID requirements must be met before you can submit your order with us.

Prepaid & Unpaid Orders:
If your organisation uses our “Prepaid” or “Unpaid” order methods – you are not required to submit or sight your applicants ID as they will be required to upload this at the time of completing their order online directly with us.

It is helpful, however, to inform your applicants of the forms of ID required to avoid delays and so they are prepared when processing their prepaid or unpaid check.

We encourage you to visit our ID Requirements Page for full details, however if you have any questions, please email them to [email protected]

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