The USI and your identification
To create a USI or update personal details such as your first/last/single name or date of birth, you'll need a valid form of Australian identification that is verifiable through the Document Verification Service.
Acceptable forms of identification:
- Australian passport
- Australian Visa and non-Australian passport
- Non Australian Passport (New Zealand)
- Australian birth certificate - please note: a birth certificate extract or commemorative birth certificate will not be accepted
- Australian driver’s licence
- Medicare card
- certificate of registration by descent
- Centrelink concession card
- citizenship certificate
- Aviation-Maritime Security Identification Card
Important: The personal details you enter must match those shown on your identification.
Documentation Verification Service (DVS)
The USI Registry System uses the Documentation Verification Service (DVS) to verify your details using your identification.
You don’t need to upload a copy of your identification. Simply enter the information as it appears on the identification document. If you have entered the details correctly, including any hyphens and apostrophes and the identification is current , the DVS will verify your identity automatically.
Troubleshooting name issues
Learn how to troubleshoot some of the common problems our customers encounter whilst using the DVS in the video below:
I don’t have an accepted form of identification
We understand there may be circumstances where you don’t have access to any of the accepted forms of identification required to create a USI or to update personal details.
If you don’t have one of the forms of identification listed above, please contact your education or training provider.
If you do not have an education or training provider but need to create a USI, contact us for assistance.