All applicants for medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia will be required to satisfy the Proof of Identity Requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to obtain medical registration.
The AMC has developed its own proof of identity requirements for doctors applying from overseas for assessment through the AMC, because it recognises that some applicants cannot meet some of the AHPRA identification requirements.
You must provide a certified copy of your passport and one of the following documents (issued in Australia or overseas):
- a certified copy of your drivers licence
- a certified copy of your credit/debit card (front and back)—only bank-issued cards will be accepted; cards for internet/electronic use only are not acceptable
- a certified copy of your International English Language Testing System Test Report Form (IELTS-TRF) (with photograph)
- a certified copy of your current certificate of registration status or certificate of good standing from a relevant medical regulatory authority.
All documents must be:
- certified copies of the original documents
- current/valid at the date of submission.
At least one document in the applicant's current name must include both of the following:
- a recent photograph
- a signature.
You must submit a statutory declaration setting out the reasons for any of the following:
- your passport, drivers licence or credit/debit card has no signature
- the signature on your passport, drivers licence or credit card/debit is different from the signature on your application form (declare your preferred signature for use on AMC records)
- any of your documents show a previous name (explain all name variations and state your preferred name for use on AMC records).
If your signature does not appear on your identification documentation, you may submit an eligible form of identification that contains your signature instead of providing a statutory declaration.
The certified copy of your original passport page(s) must contain the following information:
- date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
- place and country of birth
- expiry date
- passport number
If your passport shows only the year you were born rather than the day, month and year, you must submit a statutory declaration to explain why your date of birth only shows the year you were born on your passport identification page rather than the day, month and year as shown on your application form. You should state in the statutory declaration your full date of birth.
You must provide two (2) current passport-sized colour photographs with your name clearly printed on the reverse of each photograph:
- Attach one (1) photograph to the application form
- Attach one (1) photograph to the Primary Source Verification of Medical Qualifications: Authorisation for Release of Information Form
If you are applying to be assessed by more than one specialist college, you will need to provide an additional photograph for each college.
All passport-sized photographs must be:
- in colour
- 35–40 mm wide and 45–50 mm long
- good quality
- sharply focused (not blurred)
- not too dark and not too light
- not scanned or homemade
- no more than 12 months old
- unmarked (no ink or marks on the edge)
- in front of a plain light coloured background
- full-front view of head and shoulders with eyes open and clearly visible.
The AMC Certificate will include the photograph you submit; therefore, it should represent a true likeness. The AMC will provide the photograph to the assessing specialist medical college (if applicable) and to the Medical Board of Australia at appropriate points in the application process.
In special circumstances where you are unable to provide a certified copy of your valid passport with photograph, you are required to submit two (2) certified passport-sized photographs.