How do I request an Authorisation Letter?

Quick Read

  • 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 IDs; two must contain a colour ID photo, your full name and date of birth.
  • You can request an Authorisation Letter from your myOET profile. 
  • Authorisation Letters can only be issued if you are registered for a test administration.

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. Requests for Authorisation Letters must be received prior to the application closing date. 

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. If your ID document is in a language other than English please also send an official translation.

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

Alternatively, you can use the this this form.

Once we receive these documents, we will provide you with an authorisation letter which you have to print out and take with you, along with your three original identification documents to your test venue for registration on test day.

Your Authorisation Letter will be emailed to you approximately a week before the test date.

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

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