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Signing Queensland Mortgage Documents in New South Wales

For NSW Residents

If you’ve been asked to sign loan or mortgage documents for property in Queensland, but you live in New South Wales, you may need to sign those documents in front of a lawyer or a notary public.

Different banks, lenders and finance providers sometimes have different requirements for NSW residents when it comes to signing loan and mortgage documents for buying, selling or refinancing property in Queensland. While technically, you could sign these documents in front of a justice of the peace, you may be specifically instructed/required to sign in front of a lawyer or a notary public because of the additional obligations/requirements imposed on witnesses in these transactions.

In addition to verifying your identity when you sign these documents, your witness must also take reasonable steps to ensure that you’re entitled to sign and they must keep a record of the steps taken or evidence of your entitlement. Not every justice of the peace is prepared for these additional requirements and can’t fulfil these additional obligations.

If you ask a justice of the peace for help and they refer you to us, you’ll know why.

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Identity Evidence Required

Documents must be current and could include combinations such as the following:

  • Australian passport + Australian driver’s licence + change of name or marriage certificate, if necessary
  • proof of age card + full birth certificate + Medicare card + change of name or marriage certificate, if necessary
  • Australian evidence of immigration status ImmiCard or Australian migration status ImmiCard + full birth certificate + another form of government-issued identity document + change of name or marriage certificate, if necessary.

Proof of Entitlement to Sign

Adequate evidence could consist of current documents such as:

  • Rates notice for the property issued by your local council
  • Current title search for the property
  • Registration confirmation statement for the property.

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Do you have any questions?

Sending documents from Australia to other countries can be complicated. We make it simple.

If your documents must be stamped with an apostille or authenticated and then legalised, we can help with that too. We’ve also created a flowchart to explain the process.

Not sure what you need? Contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

So, what’s next?

Visit our Notary Fees page for a free quote for our notary public services. Otherwise, call us on +61 2 9687 8885 to speak with our friendly team about your requirements.

Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?

We’re a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney. We’re known for:

  • Our experience and expertise in notarising documents for other countries;
  • Our low-cost fixed fees and service offerings; and
  • Our availability to help on short notice.

Our office is conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area. We help clients from across Sydney and beyond with personal, professional and timely notary public services.

Ern Phang
Ern Phang
Notary Public

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, a boutique law firm in Parramatta and a leading provider of quality notary public services to satisfied clients across Sydney and beyond.

Ern Phang is a director of Phang Legal and a notary public (since 2005). Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the issues faced by his clients in sending documents to countries all over the world.

All information on this website is for general purposes only and correct at the time of publication. Only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.
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