How do I request an Authorisation Letter?

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  • An Authorisation Letter allows you to sit the test if you don't have a valid ID available on Test Day
  • You need to provide three colour copies of certified ID; two must contain a colour ID photo your full name and date of birth.
  • You can request an Authorisation Letter from your myOET profile. 

If you will not have a valid passport or National ID document with you on test day, you will need to request an Authorisation Letter when you apply for OET. This letter will allow us to verify your identity and allow you to sit OET.

To receive an Authorisation Letter, you’ll need to provide us with three colour copies of certified ID documents. We accept:

  • Travel documents issued by immigration authorities
  • Expired passports
  • Current Working with Children Check cards
  • Current driver's licences
  • Medicare or other health insurance cards

At least two of the documents must contain a colour ID photo and include your full name and date of birth.

You can request an Authorisation Letter through your myOET profile.  On your myOET dashboard:

  • Click the Edit Contact Info button
  • Scroll down to ID Type
  • Select
  • Click on the link
  • Fill out your details
  • Read and agree to the Terms of Use
  • Click Submit Form

Once we receive these documents, we will provide you with an authorisation letter which you can print out and take with you on Test Day.

For more information, see 3.2 of OET's Test Regulations

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