Identification Requirements

Identification Requirements for Signatories to Accounts

In accordance with relevant Acts of Parliament, all financial institutions must prove your identity when you become a signatory of an account. These procedures will occur once only for each signatory and information provided will apply to all accounts which are held by the applicant/s.

Identity Verification Requirements

All account signatories are required to provide:

  • One document from List A or
  • Two documents, one from List B and one from List C

Documents must be either original documents, or certified copies. (Refer to list of persons who can certify copies)

 

List A

  • Photo driver’s licence issued by a State or Territory
  • Photo ID car issued by a State or Territory
  • Current Passport (or expired within the last 2 years) issued by the Commonwealth of Australia
  • Passport, with a photo of the person, issued by a foreign government, the United Nations or a UN agency

 

List B

  • Birth Certificate issued by a State or Territory
  • Birth extract issued by a State or Territory
  • Citizen certificate issued by the Commonwealth of Australia
  • Pension card issued by Centrelink

 

List C

  • a notice that:
    • was issued by the Australian Taxation Office within the last 12 months
    • containing the name of the individual and his or her residential address; and
    • records a debt payable to or by the individual by or to the Commonwealth under a taxation law.
  •  a notice that:
    •  was issued to an individual by a local government body or utilities provider within the last 3 months
    •  containing the name of the individual and his or her residential address; and
    •  records the provision of services by that local government body or utilities provider to that address or to that person.

 

List of persons who can certify copies of identity documents:

  • a legal practitioner
  • a court judge or magistrate
  • a Justice of the Peace
  • a notary public
  • a police officer
  • a permanent employee of the Australian Postal Corporation with 2 or more years service
  • an officer with 2 or more continuous years of service with one or more financial institutions
  • a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia or the National Institute of Accountants with 2 or more years of continuous membership

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