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"James is an experienced lawyer who I had the pleasure of working with previously. I highly recommend James."
"James was highly attentive and ensured we had timely responses on all matters which translated directly into a relatively swift transaction. He was always available for a phone call to discuss matters and interacted professionally with the other party at all times." [Purchase of circa $15 million - Supa Centre - NSW]
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Before Blue Ocean Law Group℠ can complete your property transaction we need you to organise a webVOI / Remote VOI + [Face-to-Face] Verification of your Identity.
As a general guide please be prepared to show your current (unexpired):
✅ Drivers Licence (DL); +
✅ A Utility Bill for the current address on your DL.
Note: If for any reason you don't have the above identity paperwork, before you decide your preferred alternative for conducting the VOI, you will first need to spend the time to review and gather originals or certified copies of the complete list of alternative identity paperwork noting the associated points until you reach the minimum required level of 100 points.
Click here to contact us to request this service.
Cost $22 (Fixed Fee).
WebVOI is an easy-to-use online identity verification platform that allows you to complete your VOIs to the same standard every time whether in person, remotely or via one of our trusted settlement agents.
We use facial recognition and the latest technology to read, scan and compares IDs and return a report within minutes that flags any potential authenticity concerns.
It is our way to help you feel confident that you can easily complete your due diligence accurately.
➲ Click here to book an appointment
Important Note: The ZipID service is closing down from 31 May 2023 due to the overwhelming
adoption of WebVOI/Remote VOI and will no longer be available as a VOI option.
Cost $59 [Fixed Fee].
➲ Call ZipID on 1300 073 744
2 hour booking windows available:
Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday, 8:00am to 12:30pm
➲ Or send an email and ZipID will get back to you.
*Available in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle and Geelong Metro areas and Suburbs.
ZipID postcode coverage area [70% of Australian Households].
The health and safety of our mobile representatives and customers is a top priority.
If you have recently visited a high-risk area, have recently returned to Australia from overseas, have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or are currently under self-quarantine please contact us immediately to discuss your appointment options.
ZipID holds the right to cancel or reschedule your appointment for 14 days to reduce the risk of spreading the virus and to help us maintain our operations and customer service.
Before you attend your local Australia Post Office you need to ensure you have:
✅ Originals of the Acceptable Identity Documents to take with you to the Post Office; and
✅ Complete the PEXA (Property Exchange Australia) Identity Verification Form which you can download here.
Note: Do not sign this form, you need to be witnessed signing it when you attend the Post Office.
The Verification of Identity service fee is $49 and payable to Australia Post.
Fees can be paid by cash, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard.
Cheques are not accepted.
Contact us to book an appointment.
Cost starting from $55 [Fixed Fee, unless special circumstances apply which require us to spend additional time on your VOI].
Subscribing Members: [FREE].
❌ Note: Verification of identity reports are not transferrable between conveyancing practitioners, lawyers or mortgagees.
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James has been great to work with. I called him on a Monday and by Tuesday he had a formal [19-Page] Concerns Notice sent to a person defaming me and my business. He stayed in touch throughout the day, kept me updated regularly and was diligent to ensure we were exercising all of my rights under the law. Thanks, James!
A buyer of NSW property will generally be considered a foreign person and liable to pay NSW purchaser surcharge duty [8% of the purchase price] unless:
✅ The buyer is an Australian citizen; or
✅ Has lived in Australia for more than 200 days in the 12 months before the purchase date, [+] is either:
⚖️ A New Zealand citizen, who holds a subclass 444 visa; or
⚖️ A permanent resident of Australia.
As well as paying Surcharge Purchaser Duty, foreign persons who own residential land must also pay Surcharge Land Tax.
If the situation is complex, we recommend the purchaser obtain specialist tax advice.
This FAQ was written by James D. Ford GAICD | Principal Solicitor, Blue Ocean Law Group℠.
This FAQ is intended for general interest + information only.
It is not legal advice, nor should it be relied upon or used as such.
We recommend you always consult a lawyer for legal advice specifically tailored to your needs & circumstances.