Verify your citizenship

Learn how to verify your citizenship or residency status before you enrol in a new program.

New login process for Enrolment Online

New login process for Enrolment Online now in effect – use your RMIT email address to log in. Go to RMIT ID and password to find out more.

Before you can enrol into a new program you must verify your identity and citizenship or residency status.

Verifying your citizenship ensures that you enrol in the right type of fee place and confirms your eligibility for government assistance, e.g. HECS-HELP, VET Student Loans or a fee concession.

You cannot enrol in courses until you successfully verify your identity and  citizenship or residency status, so make sure you have acceptable documentation ready before you enrol.

If you are a vocational education student enrolling into a Government Subsidised Place, please follow the instructions for citizenship verification on How to prove your eligibility for a Government Subsidised Place.

How to verify your citizenship

Before you can enrol into a new program you must verify your identity and citizenship or residency status.
 

Australian and New Zealand citizens

Verify online using a valid passport:

  1. Log in to Enrolment Online
  2. When prompted select the document type you are using from the dropdown menu
  3. Enter your passport details (its number, issue date and expiry date)
  4. Carefully check your full name recorded with RMIT exactly matches your passport. If required, you can correct your name to ensure it exactly matches your passport
  5. Verify your passport online and continue with your enrolment

If you are unable to verify your passport online you will be given the opportunity to cancel the online verification process and verify via a different method.

Make sure your name recorded with RMIT matches your document exactly, and correct it if needed, or you will be unable to verify your citizenship and enrol.
 

Australian permanent residents and Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders

Verify via your student email using a passport or Immicard and current evidence of your visa entitlement (such as your Visa Grant Notice or current VEVO entitlement statement):

  1. Log in to Enrolment Online
  2. When prompted, select the document type you are using from the dropdown menu
  3. Enter your document details
  4. When prompted, select Cancel and Verify offline
  5. When your citizenship has been verified you can continue with your enrolment

If you are enrolling into a vocational education government subsidised place, you must verify your citizenship when you prove your eligibility for a Government Subsidised Place.

If you do not have a valid passport, see below for other acceptable documents.

Acceptable documents

You may use the following documents to verify your citizenship. For the smoothest enrolment experience, we recommend you use a document type that can be verified online:

  • Australian passport – Recommended (verify online)
  • Australian citizenship certificate (verify online)
  • Australian birth certificate – not a birth extract (verify online for most states)
  • Australian citizenship by descent certificate or extract (verify offline)
     

New Zealand citizens

  • New Zealand citizenship certificate (verify offline)
  • New Zealand birth certificate (verify offline)
     

Visa holders

  • International passport and evidence of visa entitlement (verify offline)
  • Immicard and evidence of visa entitlement (verify offline)
  • Document for travel to Australia – with endorsed visa label (verify offline)
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