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Verification of Identity (VOI)

15 September 2021

Article by Jess

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As a way to reduce the risk of land title fraud, each state authority has introduced reforms for a Verification of Identity (VOI) policy.

Whether you’re buying, selling, or transferring property in SA, state laws require all parties involved in a conveyancing transaction to have their identity verified before settlement can occur. This not only protects against fraud, it helps professionals comply with best practice, strengthening the security and integrity of the Land Title Register.

VOI is a standardised process that involves face-to-face verification of a person’s identity. Up-to-date, original proof of identity must be provided, such as a driver’s licence, birth certificate or passport.

Smart Conveyancing and Form One are an authorised VOI taking facility, so we will ensure sufficient steps are taken to verify the identity of all involved in the transaction. If you can’t attend our office, we can even provide you with the necessary forms to allow verification to take place at your closest Australia Post outlet.

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