Verification of Identity (VOI) 3 Easy Steps

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What is Verification of Identity (VOI)?

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.

How can I get verified? (3 ways)

There are 3 options available to you to be verified. 

They are:

  1.  Online Verification
  2.  Face to face by making an appointment with us and coming to our office
  3.  Visit your post office with the necessary paperwork (downloadable below)

 

ONLINE VERIFICATION

Online verification is very easy if you have a smartphone (iPhone/Android). 
 
One of our team will email you a link and instructions on how to do it as soon as they have opened your file.
 
If you prefer to do it at the post office or in our office, that’s ok too.

 

VERIFICATION AT AUSTRALIA POST

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 documents can be used to verify identity?

The easiest and most common documents are:

  • A Birth Certificate or Passport

  • and a Drivers Licence.

If you are using Australia Post,  You will need:

All documents MUST BE originals !!! Photocopies will NOT be accepted.

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 by the government to combat:

  • Foreign Ownership

  • Tax Evasion, and

  • Fraud

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