ID Policy

When you check-in at the test centre you are required to present one piece of official photographic identification from the list of permitted ID below that meets the requirements of the country where you are testing. 

Important information about ID

  • Only the permitted forms of ID listed below will be accepted at the test centre. Student ID cards and other forms of ID are not accepted.
  • You must present the original ID (not a photocopy or digital ID).
  • The ID must be valid (expired ID is not accepted).
  • The ID must contain a recognisable photo of you.
  • The name on your ID must exactly match the name registered on your Pearson VUE account (and in your appointment confirmation email), otherwise your ID will not be accepted. To make any changes to the name on your account, you must email Pearson VUE Customer Services at least 5 working days before your appointment (with a copy of your ID).
  • Exceptions are not made to the ID Policy.

Permitted Photo ID


An original, valid passport that contains a recognisable photo is accepted at ANY test centre.

If your passport contains a photograph of you as a child, it must be recent enough that you can be easily identified.


A government issued original, valid learner's permit, probationary or full licence is ONLY accepted in the country of issue.

A digital licence will not be accepted.


A government issued original, valid Australian Proof of Age Card from the list below is only accepted at test centres in Australia.

Only the following Proof of Age Cards from each state or territory are accepted:


An original, valid physical Keypass Card is only accepted at test centres in Australia.

A digital Keypass will not be accepted.

Australia Post no longer issues the physical Keypass Card. Candidates who have an existing physical Keypass Card can still use it as ID at the test centre. 


An original, valid Kiwi Access Card / 18+ Card is only accepted at test centres in New Zealand.

The Kiwi Access Card has replaced the 18+ Card.

The UCAT ANZ is a high stakes test and test centre staff have no discretion to waive or vary the ID rules. Exceptions to the ID Policy are not made. 

If you are refused admission to the test centre due to ID issues, you will not be able to sit the test and will lose your test fee. You are not eligible for a refund.

Under these circumstances, you can rebook a new test appointment at your own cost (subject to availability). This will be difficult towards the end of testing when availability of test appointments will be limited.

For information about rebooking a test, refer to information under Missed Test Appointment.


ID Policy FAQs

I do not have a form of permitted ID, what should I do?

My ID has expired, what should I do?