Standard ID Policy

You must provide acceptable identification documents to sit PTE Academic, typically this will be your passport.

  • The same ID details shared while booking the exam must be presented on the day of the exam by the test taker.
  • The name on the ID should exactly match the name used when booking the test.
  • If you fail to produce the required ID you will not be allowed into the test room and will lose your test fee.
  • Please note: Copies will not be accepted—original ID must be provided. No other ID will be accepted at the test center.
Taking the test outside your country of citizenship

If you are taking the test outside your country of citizenship, you must present your passport as ID.

Taking the test within your country of citizenship

If you are taking the test in your country of citizenship, you should ideally present your passport.

If you are taking the test in your country of citizenship and do not have a passport please see the acceptable ID forms for specific countries below. If your country is not noted it is your responsibility to contact Pearson Customer Service before scheduling your test. Pearson will advise you on what ID you should use and inform the test center where necessary.

Exceptions: If you are taking the test in any of the countries below or if you are from these regions, please follow the acceptable ID policy.

Bangladesh, India, Japan, Nigeria, Nepal, Singapore or South Korea

If you are taking the test in Bangladesh, India, Japan, Nigeria, Nepal, Singapore or South Korea you must present your passport as ID, regardless of your country of citizenship. There are no exceptions to this policy.

China, Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR (Chinese Citizens Testing)

If you are a Citizen of Mainland China taking the test in Mainland China, you may present your passport or your Resident Identity Card (only Second Generation Resident Identity Cards are acceptable).

If you are a Chinese citizen living outside Mainland China, you must present your passport when testing in Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR.

China (Permanent residents of Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, or Taiwan testing)

If you are a permanent resident of Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, or Taiwan, testing in Mainland China, you must present your Chinese entry permit, or Mainland Travel Permit, e.g., Hui Xiang Zheng, Tai Bao Zheng.

European Union or Schengen Zone Countries (Citizens only)

If you are a citizen of any European Union (EU) or Schengen zone country* and are taking the test in any other EU or Schengen zone country, you may present either your passport or your government issued national identity card.

If you are taking the test outside of the EU or Schengen zone then you must present your passport as primary ID.

*Schengen zone countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (please check information about Schengen zone countries before taking the test).

Philippines

If you are taking the test outside your country of citizenship, you must present your passport as ID.

If you are taking the test in your country of citizenship, you should ideally present your passport. If you do not have a passport, you can present a valid non-expired government issued National ID from the list below, provided that it meets the following requirements:

Your name in Roman characters – Date of birth – Signature – Photograph If you cannot provide a single piece of ID which contains all 4 of these elements, then a second piece containing the missing element(s) must also be provided.

Filipinos taking PTE Academic in the Philippines can present the following government-issued ID:

  • Government-issued driver’s license
  • Military identification card
  • National identification card
  • Social Security System ID
  • Unified Multi-Purpose ID
  • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC ID)
UAE

If you are taking the test in the UAE, the Emirates ID can be presented as your primary ID.

United Kingdom

Accepted ID for tests taken in the UK:
– A valid passport
– UK Biometric Residence Card
– EU Nationals may present their EU National ID Card

PLEASE NOTE: From 15 September 2014, UK Driver’s licenses will no longer be accepted as a form of ID for the PTE Academic test in the UK.

NOTE: Citizens of Cuba, North Korea or Sudan

Test takers who are citizens of Cuba, North Korea or Sudan, against which trade and other sanctions have been imposed by the US Government, must present additional documentation to confirm that their primary residence is in a country not subject to such sanctions.

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