How it Works
Before you start your ASIC application, you should be ready to provide:
- An operational reason about why you need a card, including confirmation - e.g. aviation licence or employer's letter.
- Your personal information and contact details.
- 10-year residential address history.
- Identity verification by presenting your original identification documents in-person to an agent.
- Colour digital photograph - provided by applicant, employer or agent. If you nominate Australia Post to conduct the in-person identity verification, they will also take your photo. If providing your own passport-style photo, please ensure it is new or recent, good resolution, head and shoulders, facing forward, normal face expression, no smiling, no spectacles, plain background, use flash if low light or to prevent shadows.
- Credit card payment or confirmation from your employer to invoice (pre-approved accounts only).
Not applicable to Job Ready applications. You will be asked to tell us about your operational need for a card. Be ready to write two sentences, not just one word. For a red or grey card, tell us your employment or recreational need to frequently access a secure area, and whether it is at one airport only or more than one airport. Your employer/airport/aero club/flying school may already have a procedure with us to confirm your operational need, otherwise upload/email documents to support operational need, e.g. employer's letter, flight crew licence, aircraft engineer's licence. For a white card tell us about your need as a Known Consignor/RACA AACA or a screener in training. Upload or email a letter from your employer.
In-person Identity Verification
Original documents to be presented in-person to the Issuing Body or Agent
Australia Post is our Agent at 376 outlets around Australia. During the application process you may nominate Australia Post to verify your identification documents. After lodging your application online you will receive an acknowledgement receipt that includes a barcode. Present the barcode to an Australia Post participating outlet with your ORIGINAL identification documents (see categories below).Click here to search for participating Australia Post outlets.
If your employer, local airport, flying school or aero club is our Agent, they may verify your identity and certify your ID as a true copy of the original. They can also contact us to express interest in becoming an Agent. Documents to be uploaded/emailed should be in colour and endorsed as "identity verified in-person" (including name and signature of our agent and date of endorsement).
- Employees and Contractors - your employer will tell you if they are our Agent. They can also contact us to express interest in becoming an Agent ... available to managers and supervisors of aviation-related employers.
- Recreational Pilots - your aero club/flying school will tell you if they are our Agent. They can also contact us to express interest in becoming an Agent ... available to chief pilot, chief instructor, office bearer, administrator, etc.
- Airline Staff - your chief pilot / security manager / operations manager can now verify your identity and certify your documents as our Agent.
- Employees of an Airport Operator - airport manager / administrator / security manager / operations coordinator / senior reporting officer can now verify your identity and certify your documents as our Agent.
- New! - persons intending to train as screeners - your Registered Training Organisation (RTO) will tell you if they are our Agent. They can also contact us to express interest in becoming an Agent. Upload evidence of pending enrolment.
Minumum of one original document for each Category A, B and C
Category A - start of identity in Australia
- Australian birth certificate (but not an extract or a commemorative certificate)
- Australian citizenship certificate
- Evidence of Australian visa (presented with current or expired foreign pasport)
- Current or expired ImmiCard (only current card acceptable at Australia Post Agent)
Category B - must be current and have photo and signature
- Foreign passport (not acceptable at Australia Post Agent if already used above)
- Australian driver licence or learner permit
- Government issued proof of age / photo ID card
- Adult Australian firearm or shooter licence
- Australian passport
- Foreign driver licence
- Australian security licence
- Working with children card
Category C - evidence of person operating in the community (includes recently in a foreign community)
- Another Category B document
- Medicare card
- ASIC or MSIC
- Government employee identity card or military identification card
- Australian Workcover / Worksafe / High-risk licence
- Student ID Card (Australian TAFE, university or registered training organisation)
- Pension or health care card
- DVA card
Category D - evidence of current residential address (only if not on any of the above documents)
- Mortgage documents
- Council rates notice
- Rental / tenancy agreement
- Utility bill or notice (gas, electricity, water, telephone, internet)
- Tax assessment notice
Change of name document - only if all documents do not contain an exact name match
- Change of Name Certificate
- Marriage Certificate
Once we receive your application we apply to AusCheck (government) for clearance. When we receive notification of clearance, your information is immediately allocated to the next print run. Your card expiry date will be two years (to the last day of the month) from the date of clearance, unless special circumstances apply or special conditions are imposed.
Your online application and our speedy processing ensures the fastest possible turnaround time.
Costs and Inclusions
The cost of the application is $240.00 (AUD) + $3.00 (1.25%) credit card fee where applicable, including GST. Price includes a non-refundable fee we pay to AusCheck for the background check and is therefore not refundable if clearance is refused. When we issue a card we include a plastic card holder and lanyard, and send via trackable e-parcel express.