You will only need to provide a change of name document if the identity documents you provide in your Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check application display both your legal name and any previous name details.
For example, if you provide a birth certificate in your maiden name and a driver’s licence in your married name, we will be required to evidence a change of name document.
This means providing either:
- A change of name certificate issued by the Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages;
- An Australian marriage certificate issued by a state or territory;
- A Deed Poll; or
- A relationship certificate issued by a state or territory Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Please note that we cannot accept church or celebrant issued marriage certificates. These certificates are keepsakes and not official proof of identity documents. For official proof of identity, you'll need a standard marriage certificate. We also cannot accept non-Australian documents as proof of a change of name.
Alternatively, if you are unable to provide a change of name document, ensure that you only provide identity documents that display your current legal name.