My Health Account document check

To set up your My Health Account, you need one of the following documents.

New Zealand

Australia

Driver's Licence

Passport

Passport

Birth Certificate

Birth Certificate

 

Citizenship Certificate

 

New Zealand identification

New Zealand Driver's Licence

Required Information 

Mandatory  

Field Requirements  

First Name  

If one is shown 

Must be entered exactly as shown on the licence  

If no name is on the licence, leave the field blank  

Middle Name  

No  

Will be checked if supplied  

Last name  

Yes  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the licence  

Date of Birth  

Yes  

Licence Number  

Yes  

Format: [8] AANNNNNN, eg, AB123456  

Version Number  

Yes  

Format: [3] NNN, eg, 123  

Example

Example of an NZ driver licence, with the driver identity information label, licence number and version number, and licence holder details labeled.

New Zealand Passport

Required Information 

Mandatory  

Requirements  

Given Names (First and Middle)  

Yes  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the Passport  

Last name  

Yes  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the Passport  

Date of Birth  

Yes  

Passport Number  

Yes  

Format: [8] AANNNNNN, eg, AB123456  

Expiry Date  

Yes  

Expired Passports are not acceptable 

Example

Example of an NZ passport, indicating the relevant fields.

New Zealand Birth Certificate issued or reissued since 1 January 2003

Required Information 

Mandatory  

Requirements  

First Name  

Yes  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the birth certificate 

Middle Name  

Yes  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the birth certificate 

Last name  

Yes  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the birth certificate 

Date of Birth  

Yes  

Birth Certificate Registration Number  

Yes  

Format: [10] NNNNNNNNNN, eg, 2009001234

Only for Birth Certificates issued or reissued since 2003 

The first four digits of the number are the year of birth

Example

Example of an NZ birth certificate, indicating the location of the registration number.

New Zealand Birth Certificate issued or reissued before 1 January 2003

Required Information 

Mandatory  

Requirements  

First Name  

Yes  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the birth certificate  

Middle Name  

Yes  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the birth certificate  

Last name  

Yes  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the birth certificate  

Date of Birth  

Yes  

Birth Certificate Number  

Yes  

Format: number less than 10 digits, eg, 123456  

Only for Birth Certificates issued or reissued before 2003  

Mother’s first names  

Yes  

Include first and middle name(s) if on certificate. Must be entered exactly as shown on the birth certificate.  

Mother's last name  

Yes  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the birth certificate  

Other parent’s first names  

Yes, if on certificate

Include first and middle name(s) if on certificate. Must be entered exactly as shown on the birth certificate.  

Other parent’s last name  

Yes, if on certificate

Must be entered exactly as shown on the birth certificate

New Zealand Citizenship Certificate

Required Information 

Mandatory  

Requirements  

First Name  

Yes

Must be entered exactly as shown on the certificate  

Middle Name  

Yes

Must be entered exactly as shown on the certificate  

Last name  

Yes

Must be entered exactly as shown on the certificate  

Date of Birth  

Yes

Certificate Number  

Yes

Format: [5 - 10 digits] NNNNNNN eg 7107105

To be verified the number needs to be five to 10 digits in length, entered exactly as shown on the certificate

Country of Birth  

No

Will be checked if supplied  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the certificate  

Example  

Example of an NZ certificate of citizenship, indicating the location of the certificate number.


Australian identification

Australian Passport

Required Information 

Mandatory  

Requirements  

First Name  

If one is shown 

Must be entered exactly as shown on the Passport  

If no name is on the Passport, leave the field blank  

Middle Name  

If one is shown  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the Passport  

If no name is on the Passport, leave the field blank  

Last name  

Yes  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the Passport  

Date of Birth  

Yes  

Passport Number  

Yes  

Format: [9] AANNNNNNN, eg, AB1234567  

Example

Example of an Australian driver licence, identifying key fields.

Australian Birth Certificate

Required Information 

Mandatory  

Requirements  

Given Name(s)  

Yes  

Yes, if available with NSW and VIC  

Single name certificates, where only a Given Name(s) or Family Name is printed must be entered with a hyphen in the empty name field.  

Family Name  

Yes  

Must be entered exactly as shown on the Birth Certificate  

Date of Birth  

Yes  

Registration Number  

No  

Varies state by state

Either this or the Certificate Number is required – see table below  

Certificate Number  

No  

Varies state by state

Either this or the Certificate Number is required – see table below 

State of issue  

Yes  

Format: [2-3] AAA (Short code for the state)  

ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA  

Registration Date  

No  

QLD and TAS only  

Will be checked if supplied  

Examples

Example of a birth certificate from New South Wales, identifying key fields.

Example of a South Australia birth certificate, identifying key fields.

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