During the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants who hold current in-principle approval of registration and are in Australia:
- are encouraged to present in person with their employer at their intended place of employment or via audio-visual link to have their identity verified and their identity documents certified.
- applicants who do not have an employer, can present in person with Ahpra to have their identity verified via audio-visual link.
For more information go to COVID-19 updates.
You must provide sufficient evidence of your identity when you submit your application for registration. See the Proof of identity requirements PDF below for detailed information on the identity evidence you must provide.
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.
Once registered, you may also be required to provide sufficient evidence of your identity when a criminal history check is require by a National Board.
Identity documents provided to Ahpra are valid for a period of 10 years.
National Boards use the Document Verification Service to confirm that the details on identity document match the records held by the government authority that issued the document.