We want to make the screening process as simple as possible. Before you begin your police check, there are certain documents you will need to provide in order to fulfill the proof of identity requirements. Most of these documents should be easily accessible however, we recognise that in some cases it may be difficult to meet all of the requirements. In such cases, please contact us and we will work with you to determine the most suitable method to confirm your identity.
It is a requirement of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) that a minimum of four (4) identity documents and a self-captured photo must be provided. Each document will need to be uploaded via the secure ProbityPeople portal when you complete your police check.
If you have gathered your four (4) identity documents and have taken a self-captured photo, you are ready to complete your police check.
If you provide identity documents using more than one name (i.e. a former name), you must provide evidence of your name change. This must be a Change of Name Certificate issued by the Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages or an Australian Marriage Certificate issued by a State or Territory, in addition to your four identity documents. Church or celebrant-issued certificates are not accepted.
The ACIC recognises that in some circumstances you may not be able to meet the minimum proof of identity requirements. In this case, please contact us to assess your ability to meet the requirements and determine the most suitable method to confirm your identity.
In addition to providing the minimum four identity documents , applicants must provide a self-captured photo of themselves holding their photo ID. This is a legal requirement by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to ensure that the applicant presenting the identity documents is the person to which the documents relate.
The purpose for this is to prove that you are the person in your photo ID.
Instructions for applicants: