Skip to main content

National Identity Proofing Guidelines

Publication date

The National Identity Proofing Guidelines 2014 (the Guidelines) provide a more robust, yet flexible risk-based approach to identity proofing than the traditional '100 point check'. They align with international best-practice standards. The Guidelines strengthen identity-proofing processes and increase trust through a standardised and transparent national approach. This ensures the level of proofing is appropriate for the risk environment.

This approach enables a greater range of identity verification processes to be conducted online, supporting systems such as the national Identity Matching Services. These systems increase the confidence that organisations have in the validity of an online identity document and reduces the need to keep copies of individual’s identity documents. This results in significant cost savings, promotes privacy, lessens the impact of data breaches and maintains strong controls against identity fraud.