My Passport is expired/I don't have a Passport, can I still sit OET?

If you will not have a valid Passport on Test Day you will need an Authorisation Letter issued by OET or you will not be able to sit the test.  Requests for Authorisation Letters must be received no later than the application closing date for the test administration.

Please send three clear, coloured and certified/attested copies of your official Identification Documents here. 

Each document must include your full name, and two of the three must include your photo. 

Once proper documentation has been received by OET we will process your request for an Authorisation Letter.  You will receive your Authorisation Letter approximately two weeks prior to the Test Date via email. 

Please ensure you print out your Authorisation Letter and bring it, along with your three original Identification Documents to your Test Venue for registration on Test Day.

Note: A new Authorisation Letter must be requested each time you sit the OET.

All documents must be received no later than the application closing date for the test administration.

A colour certified/attested copy is a copy of a document that is sworn to be a true copy by appropriate certifying authorities. These authorities vary from country to country.

Ensure you bring the original Identification Document(s) and a coloured photocopy of the original document(s) to be certified.  If you reside in Australia, the following people can attest/certify your Identification Documents:

  • Pharmacist
  • Notary Public
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Police Officer 
  • Officer of the Court
  • Commissioner for Declarations 
  • Commissioner for Affidavits 

If you reside outside of Australia, the following people can attest/certify your Identification Documents:

  • Legal Authority at your local registration office
  • Officer at your local passport office 
  • Notary Public
  • Officer in an Australian Embassy or Australian Consulate overseas

More information on certified/attested documents and who can certify documents can be found here.

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