Improvements to Uploading Documents

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We have improved candidate experience in uploading documents, helping you to gather documents and complete checks more quickly.

These are the following checks that have been enhanced in the past month:

AU AFP check: A separate, dedicated document upload section for AFP documents has been created.

NZ Police Vetting check: ‘Marriage Certificate’ option has been removed from the candidate instructions.

NZ Ministry of Justice Criminal check: We are now asking for only one document (Passport, NZ Driving License, or NZ firearms licence.)

Address check: A separate, dedicated "Address Check Documents” upload section has been created.

Driving Licence check: Driving licence document upload is now linked to the Driving Licence Check. We now ask for a document upload only if the Driving Licence Check is ordered, and if candidates select “Yes” to "Do you hold a current driving licence?". Both sides of the licence document are now required.

New "Supporting Documents" upload page: This has replaced the current "Documents" upload page and will simplify candidate understanding of required document submissions with clearer instructions and purpose.

Duplicate avoidance: For candidate convenience and clarity, any documents already uploaded in one of the other document upload sections, but required on the “Supporting Documents” page will automatically appear as uploaded.

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