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Can hyphens and apostrophes be included in USI name fields?

Yes, hyphens and apostrophes can be included in the USI name fields, as long as the student has a form of ID that reflects those characters in the name. If the ID has characters that seem not to be accepted by the USI system, call us on 1300 857 536 or from outside Australia +61 2 6218 0994

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