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Gateway service provider

Become a Document Verification Service gateway service provider

A Document Verification Service (DVS) gateway service provider is a private organisation that:

  • is conducting business in Australia or New Zealand
  • has a direct connection to the Document Verification Service either for their own use or for other users.

Role of gateway service providers

Gateway service providers are responsible for:

  • advising the Attorney-General's Department of new applicants and reviewing applicants against the access policies
  • sending match requests and match results to and from the Document Verification Service for business and government users
  • making sure business and government users meet the terms and conditions of use.

Examples of gateway service providers

Examples of gateway service providers include private organisations that provide:

  • information and telecommunications services
  • identity proofing services
  • legal services.

Gateway service provider application times

It usually takes:

  • 1 to 2 weeks for us to review and approve your application
  • 3 to 6 months for an organisation to build a direct connection.

Gateway service provider application costs

There is an up-front fee of AUD $25,000 to begin the connection process. Payment is due when we approve your application.

An additional fee of AUD $25,000 is due when we issue you with a production access certificate for a total of AUD $50,000.

After you connect, the Attorney-General’s Department will invoice you monthly on annual transaction volumes.

You charge your users directly and pay the Attorney-General’s Department for each query (instance of use). Please see the below fee schedule for more information on gateway service provider billing:

Annual transaction volumePer query charge (AUD)
< 1 million$0.70
> 1 million + 1$0.50
> 8 million + 1$0.40

Document Verification Service fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

How to apply to be a gateway service provider

Follow the steps below.

To become a gateway service provider, you must:

Sign, then email the completed Gateway service provider Agreement to the DVS Manager.

Please ensure that you provide responses to Appendix 3 with your signed agreement which gives further detail about your organisation.

The Attorney-General’s Department will contact you within one week to discuss your connection. We will most likely set up a teleconference with you.

You should have a formal application decision in 2 to 3 weeks.

We cannot give you detailed information about the process until we approve your application.

Contact us if you have any questions about applying or need help filling out your application form.

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