Proof of Identity

During the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants who hold current in-principle approval of registration and are in Australia are encouraged to present in person at their intended place of employment to have their identity verified and their identity documents certified. For more information go to COVID-19 updates.

You must provide sufficient evidence of your identity when you submit your application for registration.

Once registered, you may also be required to provide sufficient evidence of your identity when a criminal history check is required by a National Board.

Identity documents provided to AHPRA are valid for a period of ten years.

Your identity documents must be certified as true copies of original documents and state the photograph on photographic documentation (e.g. licence or passport) is a true likeness of the applicant.

For more information, see Certifying documents. 

National Boards use the Document Verification Service (DVS) to confirm that the details on identity document match the records held by the government authority that issued the document.

Page reviewed 5/05/2021