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Obtaining Australian Proof of ID


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Old 02-14-2020, 08:55 AM
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Obtaining Australian Proof of ID

Has any got any tips or resources for a list of best documents to get in order to obtain Australian proof of ID? For example, I looked at phone bill, but need other proof of ID to do this. To convert overseas drivers licence to Australian, need ID to do this too. It’s like a loop. To obtain ID, you need ID. I’m not sure where the best place to start. Maybe a bank account, TFN and then proof of age card? And from there get phone bills and other bills?


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Old 02-14-2020, 12:36 PM
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My understanding is that you need proof of address, not proof of ID. When I set up my phone bill, i just presented my Irish photo ID and my electric bill as proof of address. Same to exchange my driver licence. Do you have a lease agreement? Or if you are staying with a friend or family, get a statutory declaration from them saying that you live in the house and provide their utility bill.


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Old 02-14-2020, 10:17 PM
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Has any got any tips or resources for a list of best documents to get in order to obtain Australian proof of ID? For example, I looked at phone bill, but need other proof of ID to do this. To convert overseas drivers licence to Australian, need ID to do this too. Itís like a loop. To obtain ID, you need ID. Iím not sure where the best place to start. Maybe a bank account, TFN and then proof of age card? And from there get phone bills and other bills?
My wife used her foreign passport as proof of ID in Australia most times, for example, to get her driver licence.

Once she had a bank account, which she got using her foreign passport as proof of ID, that then gave her a proof of address, from the bank statement.

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Old 02-17-2020, 02:37 AM
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Thank you both. For WA drivers licence you need 5 forms of ID including proof of address.

We don’t have a rental agreement at this stage. It’s a long story, but in any case, rental agreement, gas and electrical won’t be changed, so need to find some other ways to prove ID and address.

I think starting with bank with passport and telephone company might be the way to go. Hopefully we can get a total of 5 IDs to be able to get licence or proof of age card sorted. It should be easier from there.


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