Remember to verify your citizenship/residency status

Published: 24 March 2017

From Semester 1 2017, domestic students who enrol at UNSW are required to provide proof of their citizenship or residency, prior to the commencement of their first semester of study but no later than the census date of their semester of commencement.

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. In line with the Higher Education Support Act 2003, UNSW, as the Higher Education Provider, has responsibility for advising students of their eligibility for Commonwealth Government Support.

As part of this responsibility, UNSW requires all domestic student eligible to access Commonwealth Government support to provide evidence of their Residency/Citizenship status in their first semester of study.

You are considered a domestic student if you are:
· an Australian Citizen
· an Australian Permanent Resident or
· a New Zealand Citizen

Evidence should be in the form of your:

• Australian birth certificate, passport or certificate of citizenship (Australian Citizens)
• Visa letter or label (Australian Permanent Residents)
• New Zealand passport (New Zealand Citizens)

When do I need to do this by?

Please bring your documentary evidence with you to the ID Card Office in the UNSW Library no later than 31 March 2017.

The ID Card Office is open as follows:
When: Monday 6 March to Friday 31 March (weekdays only)
Where: Room 201, UNSW Library
Time: 9am - 5pm

Need more help?

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Student Central at