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:
- Australian passport
- non-Australian passport (with Australian Visa)
- Australian birth certificate
Please note a Birth Certificate extract or Commemorative Birth Certificate will not verify
- Australian driver’s licence
- Medicare card
- certificate of registration by descent
- Centrelink concession card
- citizenship certificate
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.
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.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Evidence of Identity form
- Incarcerated Students Evidence of Identity form.
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.