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Requirements

Proof of ID (identification)

Copies of proof of ID documents sent to us by post with your application must be certified as a true and correct copy by a qualified witness—do not send original proof of ID by post. If you apply in person at a counter, customer service officers are able to sight your original proof of ID.

If you currently live overseas, you may use the local equivalent for the ID items listed. If your overseas ID is not in English, you need to provide a translation from a translator accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

You must provide 3 forms of current ID:

  • 1 from each category below OR
  • 2 from Community ID and 1 from the Home address evidence categories below.

Types of ID (categories)

Personal ID

  • Australian photo driver licence
  • Australian passport
  • Overseas passport
  • Australian proof of age card (formerly 18+ card)

Community ID

  • Medicare card
  • Concession or health care card
  • Student ID
  • School or other educational report from the last 12 months
  • Salary advice or payslip
  • Private health provider ID card
  • Defence force or police service identification card
  • Australian firearms licence
  • Document of identity issued by the passport office
  • Naturalisation, citizenship or immigration certificate
  • Full birth certificate
  • Security guard or crowd control licence
  • Government employee photo ID
  • Blue card

Home address evidence

Provide only the page containing your name and current home address details.

  • Recent utility account—such as gas, electricity, home phone
  • Rent or lease agreement
  • Rates notice
  • Registration or driver licence renewal notice
  • Recent official letter from government service providers (not from us)
  • Electoral enrolment document
  • Insurance policy notice

Home address evidence

Evidence must show you have lived at Queensland addresses covering the period of time stated for the service you want. You may need to provide multiple documents to do this.

Certified copies:

  • Recent utility account—such as gas, electricity, home phone
  • Rent or lease agreement
  • Rates notice
  • Registration or driver licence renewal notice
Original:
  • Official letter written on letterhead, dated and signed by your employer, doctor, educational institution or the Australian Electoral Commission.

Evidence of Queensland residency

Evidence that you have lived in Queensland for the past 12 months, such as a letter written on letterhead, dated and signed by your:

  • employer
  • doctor
  • educational institution
  • the Australian Electoral Commission.

The letter should state how long you have lived in Queensland and how long the person or organisation has known you.

Certified and translated identity documents

Certify identity documents in Australia with a:

Certify identity documents outside Australia with a:

  • notary public
  • Australian Embassy officer
  • Australian Consulate officer

Translating and interpreting services

Documents that are not in English must be translated into English. Contact the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) to seek assistance.

Fees

Application fees

Item Cost
Change of name (includes 1 birth or change of name certificate) $177.40
Additional birth or change of name certificate $46.60

Urgent application fee

You can pay an additional $93.15 fee to get your application processed urgently.

Postage fees

Standard postage is included in the price when you order a certificate to be sent by mail.

You can request to have your certificate posted by express or registered post for a fee.

ItemCost
Express post $6.10
Registered mail $4.90
International registered post $15.90

Certified and translated identity documents

The copies of the documents you provide must be certified by a qualified Justice of the Peace or another authorised person.

Documents that are not in English must be translated into English. Contact the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) to seek assistance.

Last updated
16 June 2017
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