Many times you have asked yourself and me,
Let’s clarify it!
Actually, everything is pretty simple. 100 points is a common document verification system in Australia, in other words, personal identification adopted by the government to eliminate fraud of individuals and companies (to prevent money laundering transactions).
The 100 points system applies to individuals who would like to open bank accounts, request statements or documents, or apply for services or government benefits.
Points are awarded based on the types of documents (primary, secondary etc.) that a person can provide, and in total, you must collect at least 100 points to be able to verify your identity.
You can use various combinations of documents to collect 100 points, but most often you will need documents that include the following details: your full name, date of birth, registration address, signature, and photo.
What kind of documents could these be?
In each state and organization, you will find different lists of documents and significant differences in the points awarded.
Primary documents (from 40 to 70 points)
Secondary documents (from 20 to 40 points)
This system is simple and transparent, but at the same time, many migrants (especially who hasn’t got Australian ID yet) complain that they have to provide a bunch of documents to collect 100 points every time they apply, even if you have already did it before.