In response to COVID-19, applicants and registrants can now send applications, forms and supporting documents to Ahpra online instead of sending us these documents via hardcopy mail. See Online Upload.
The following forms are common across all professions:
You can download a blank Statutory Declaration form from the Australian Government Attorney General's web site.
Copies of documents provided in support of an application for registration, or other purposes required by the National Law, must be certified as true copies of original documents.
For more information, see Certifying Documents.
A guide to what should be included in the curriculum vitae that you provide to Ahpra as part of your application is available on the Standard format for curriculum vitae webpage.
New applicants for registration must provide sufficient evidence of their identity. See the requirements relating to Proof of identity.
In-principle approval may be granted if you have applied from overseas and can only provide the minimum evidence of identity with your application. You are then required to come in person to any Ahpra office with your proof of identity documents for an ID check In-principle approval is granted for up to three months. If the Certificates of Registration Status (CORS) / Certificates of Good Standing (COGS) or International Criminal History Checks provided with the application have expired a statutory declaration may need to be completed.
Certificates of Registration Status (CORS) or Certificates of Good Standing (COGS) are valid for three months from date of issue.
The CORS/COGS must be valid when the Board makes a decision on a registration application, or when you present in-person within the ‘in principle’ timeframe where you have applied overseas.
If at the time of the Board’s decision, or when you present in-person, the CORS/COGS is not valid but is still within six months from date of issue, a statutory declaration may be accepted in lieu of a new certificate.
Statutory declarations submitted in lieu of a new CORS/COGS must be signed before an approved witness, affirming your registration/standing with the relevant health profession regulatory authority is unchanged.
If the Board’s decision, or you present in-person, six months after date of issue of the CORS/COGS, a new certificate must be arranged from the overseas regulatory body and sent directly to Ahpra before registration can be finalised.
Please note that there may be other occasions when you are required to arrange for the registration body to send a new certificate directly to Ahpra before your registration can be finalised.
A statutory declaration form for each Australian state and territory is provided below. Please use the form for the state or territory where you will be signing the statutory declaration. This form must be signed and witnessed in Australia in the relevant state or territory.
An International criminal history check (ICHC) is valid for three months from the date of issue.
If the ICHC submitted with an application expires before you present in person you may be required to provide a statutory declaration, signed before an approved witness, to affirm your criminal history status.
Forms applicable to a health profession are located at: