A note on middle names


Middle names do impact KYC results particularly when it comes to government IDs.

Below is a general rule on how the middle name being present and its format impacts the result of a check.

Check Type / DocumentSummaryRelated documents
AU Driver’s LicenseDriver's licenses are more lenient when it comes to middle name matching. DVS doesn't check the middle name on driver's licenses
Passports in AUPassport matching is pretty strict when it comes to name matching.

It requires the name exactly as it is on the passport, so if there’s a middle name collect it from the applicant
AU Medicare cardMiddle names on medicare cards are tricky, to say the least.

The details need to be provided as exactly as it is on the medicare card taking into account whether the middle name on it is an initial, the full middle name, or no middle name at all.