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The USI and your identification

To create a USI you need to use a valid form of Australian ID from the list below.

You won’t need to upload a copy of your ID. You only need to enter the information that appears on your ID.

Important: Personal details entered must match those shown on your form of ID. The USI Registry System uses the Documentation Verification Service (DVS) to verify your details.

The following are acceptable forms of ID:

If you don’t have one of these forms of ID, please contact us for assistance.

We don't keep any of the information from your ID but we do keep some of your personal information which may also appear on your ID.

If you would like more information about what data we keep, you can view the Student Identifiers Registrar's Privacy Policy.

Students without verifiable identity

We understand some students may not have had their birth registered or have access to verifiable ID documents. This may occur in situations where a student is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent or incarcerated. To assist these students, we have created an alternate process that can be actioned by a nominated representative, listed on each form, to make sure that a USI can be created.

Students who are not incarcerated and not of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander descent, but who are experiencing special circumstances where they are unable to obtain a DVS verifiable form of identification, need to contact us on 1300 857 536.

We will assess whether another form of identification can be accepted so that a USI can be created for you.

Please contact us on 1300 857 536 if you are a parent or guardian of a student who is under the age of 15 and does not have verifiable identification.

Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar (OSIR)
Last Modified on Thursday 16th September 2021 [199]