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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:

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.

We don't keep a record or copy of your ID but we do keep some of your personal information which may also appear on your card or document. View the Student Identifiers Registrar's Privacy Policy for more information about what data we keep.

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.

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If you need help, please call us on 1300 857 536 or from outside on Australia +61 2 6240 8740. Our contact centre is open between 8:30am-6.30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time), Monday to Friday (excluding national and South Australian public holidays).


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Last Modified on Friday 12th April 2024 [199]