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Verify your identity

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You can apply for a director ID from November 2021. You must apply for your own director ID because you need to verify your identity. No one can apply on your behalf.

Online application

The fastest way to receive your director ID is to apply online.

To complete your online application, you will need:

  • a standard or strong identity strength myGovID. If you don’t have one, visit How to set up myGovID
  • an individual Australian tax file number (TFN). Providing your TFN is optional but it speeds up the process
  • your residential address, as recorded by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • answers to two questions based on details we know about you from the following documents.

 

Phone application

To apply by phone from November 2021, you will need:

  • an individual Australian tax file number (TFN). Providing your TFN is optional but it speeds up the process
  • your residential address as held by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • answers to two questions based on details we know about you
  • two Australian identity documents – one primary and one secondary.

 

Paper application – applicants within Australia

You can apply from November 2021. In addition to the information requested on the form, you will need to provide certified copies of one primary and two secondary identity documents.

Warning

Do not send original documents as these will not be returned to you.

 

Paper application – applicants outside Australia

You can apply from November 2021. In addition to the information requested on the form, you will need to provide certified copies of one primary and one secondary identity document.

Warning

Do not send original documents as these will not be returned to you.

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