Requirements for certifying photo ID: what you need to know
There have been recent changes to what needs to happen when you have your photo ID certified for registration. To protect against identity theft, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has introduced some new requirements for certifying documents, including photo ID.
What needs to happen now?
For photo ID, like your driver’s licence or passport, the authorised officer needs to write or stamp the following:
‘I certify that this is a true copy of the original and the photograph is a true likeness of the person presenting the document as sighted by me.’
This is different to documents without a photograph, including for single-page and multi-page documents. You can find the full list of requirements for certifying documents relating to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency here.
What happens if I don’t have my documents certified properly?
If your documents aren’t properly certified, or use the wrong wording, your registration may be delayed. You may also be required to resubmit documents if they do not meet the required standard.