Non-Australian passport (with Australian visa)
Non-Australian citizens intending to study in Australia require a visa issued by the Australian Government. The visa must be current and valid, and you must land in Australia and pass through customs before you can use your non-Australian passport and visa as a form of ID to create a USI.
If you have not been issued with an Australian visa, you will not be able to use your non-Australian passport.
When selecting a Non-Australian passport (with Australian visa) as your form of ID when creating your USI:
- enter your non-Australian passport number
- enter your name details exactly as they appear on your visa grant notice
- if you have an accent (diacritic) in your name, refer to the bottom of your passport to see how this has been interpreted (eg ä may be interpreted to read 'ae'). Enter your name as it appears in the passport interpretation.
The following details on the non-Australian passport must match in order to verify in the USI Registry System:
- family name
- given name(s)
- date of birth
- passport number
- country of passport.
New Zealand students
Students from New Zealand cannot use their New Zealand passport as a form of ID to create a USI until they land in Australia and go through customs.
Example non-Australian passport: People’s Republic of China
Hong Kong passports
If you have a Hong Kong passport, you may have to select the country of issue as China if your details are not verifying.