It will cause you a whole lot of stress, time and worry!
You will need to prove your identity when applying for a property rental, driver’s license, a white card or Medicare card, setting up a mobile or superannuation account.
If you are moving to Australia make sure you have all the below document files in a folder, on a accessible device and make at least one paper copy. It will save you time, money and stress. Then you can just send/email or photocopy it when needed.
You don’t want to be emailing people to chase a reference, or worse be asking for for one. Going to the local library/internet cafe to print out what you need, because it’s more of a mission than what it’s worth. It might look like its around the corner on the map, but actually its a 15 minute Uber away ($$$).
Australia can be really competitive when it comes to jobs, apartments and rentals. You might end up in the position where everyone wants the apartment you want and you need to stand out (personal references).
So make sure you have all the correct paperwork ready, so you can compete in the competitive Australia job market and renting applications!
I recommend you download, scan and save all the below are files in a moving to Australia folder and making one physical paper copy. There are still times and people/companies/realtors that require paperwork documentation:
When I said people/companies need paperwork, well schools are at the top of the list for what they need for kids and it is generally a physical copy, but make sure you have everything digital.
You are going to need the below documents/paperwork for your children in Australia:
Honestly, I am not the first person to wish I had put the time in early and got all the above ready. People need time to forward you the above and there’s nothing worse than being ill prepared for something you want.
You must provide a total of 100 points of Australian and/or New Zealand documents to prove your identity. Depending on what you need the points for, they hold different values. The below is for a rental application but you will also need to prove your identity when it comes to getting a driver’s license, applying for a white card or Medicare card, setting up a mobile or superannuation account. Although the values are different, the documents are generally the same.
You can use different combinations of documents to make up your 100 points, but you must include at least 1 primary document that has a photograph as part of your 100 points.
|Documents required for 100 points identification check||Per|
|Passport and visa||40 points|
|Drivers Licence||40 points|
|Photo ID (e.g. 18 plus card, university photo ID)||30 points|
|Birth Certificate||30 points|
|Pay Slips||20 points|
|Medicare Card||20 points|
|Previous Landlord Reference||20 points|
|Birth Certificate||20 points|
|Bank Statement||10 points|
|Utility Bills with Current Address||10 points|
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