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 your education or training provider for help.

We don't keep any of the information from your ID. 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 who do not have standard forms of identity

We understand some students may not have had their birth registered or have access to verifiable ID documents.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • incarcerated students.

The forms below allow providers to give us all the necessary information for these students, in lieu of verifiable ID documents.

The information required from each form of ID are shown below.

Type of document Information required

Australian passport​

  • first name
  • middle name
  • family name
  • ​document number

Non-Australian passport (with Australian issued Visa)​

  • first name
  • middle name
  • family name
  • passport number

Australian birth certificate​

  • first name
  • middle name
  • family name
  • ​state/territory issued
  • registration number
  • date printed/issued

Note: Unfortunately, people with a single name can't verify with DVS using an Australian birth certificate. Please use a different form of ID.

Driver's licence​

  • first name
  • middle name
  • family name
  • state/ territory issued
  • licence number

Medicare card​

  • first name
  • middle name
  • family name
  • ​card number
  • ref number
  • card colour
  • expiry date

Certificate of registration by descent

  • ​first name
  • middle name
  • family name
  • acquisition date

Centrelink concession card​

  • first name
  • middle name
  • family name
  • Customer Reference Number (CRN)
  • card type
  • expiry date

Citizenship certificate

  • first name
  • middle name
  • family name
  • acquisition date
  • stock number (located on the back of the certificate)
ImmiCard​
  • first name
  • middle name
  • family name
  • ​card number
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