Verification of Identification

Verification of Identification form

At Phang Legal, we have outsourced the verification of identification process to Australia Post. This means that if you are our client and you are buying or selling property in New South Wales, you must complete our verification of identification form (found here) and take it to your local Australia Post outlet with your supporting identification documents.

Documents required to verify your identity

In order to verify your identity you will need to provide original, current documents (except for an expired Australian Passport which has not been cancelled and was current within the preceding 2 years) in one of the following categories:

Category 1

Australian Passport or foreign passport
plus Australian drivers licence or Photo Card
plus change of name or marriage certificate (if necessary)

Category 2

Australian Passport or foreign passport
plus full birth certificate or citizenship certificate or descent certificate
plus Medicare or Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs card
plus change of name or marriage certificate if necessary

Category 3

Australian drivers licence or Photo Card
plus full birth certificate or citizenship certificate or descent certificate
plus Medicare or Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs card
plus change of name or marriage certificate if necessary

Category 4

(A) Australian Passport or foreign passport
plus another form of government issued photographic identity Document
plus change of name or marriage certificate if necessary

(B) Australian Passport or foreign passport plus full birth certificate
plus another form of government issued identity Document
plus change of name or marriage certificate if necessary.