3 Easy Steps to Get Verified 2018-08-06T07:14:52+00:00

3 Easy Steps to Get Verified

Starting July 1, 2016, the NSW Government introduced new verification requirements for ALL buyers and sellers of property in NSW.  It is known as Verification of Identity or VOI for short.

What do I need to do?

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE A CLIENT OF RM LEGAL AND CONVEYANCING TO USE THIS FORM.

If you are not a client of ours, it will not work for you.  Contact your conveyancer or solicitor for the correct forms.

1. Download the Australia Post Verification of Identity form, [Download it by clicking here]

2. Print it and fill in the details, then

3. Take it to the Post Office with your identification.

If you are unable to print the necessary form, please get in contact with us and we will post one out to you.

What forms of Identification do I need?

All verification can be done at Australia Post.  You will need:

The easiest and most common documents are:

  • A Birth Certificate or Passport

  • and a Drivers Licence.

Who do I need to show these documents to?

You will need to go to your local post office to be verified.

The documents you present MUST BE ORIGINALS.  They CANNOT be copies.

When does VOI need to be completed?

VOI needs to be completed before contracts are exchanged or if exchanged with a real estate agent, will need to be completed before the cooling-off period expires.

Why was VOI introduced?

Verification was introduced to combat:

  • Foreign Ownership

  • Tax Evasion, and

  • Fraud