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Overseas Sellers

When a seller is overseas, some extra requirements are in place to allow for the transfer of land between parties in the state of Western Australia. This involves the witnessing and verification of identity documents by consular officials, so please be aware that some travel may be required in order to attend an Australian Consulate.

BAFC SETTLEMENTS are able to conduct settlements for overseas Sellers, so please feel free to contact us should you wish to engage our services to act on your behalf for an upcoming settlement.

Landgate (The Titles Registry in Western Australia) have provided specific guidelines in signing the Transfer of Land together with providing specific forms of identification.
The witness on a Transfer of Land must be an Australian consular officer when that execution occurs outside of Australia.

An Australian consular officer is defined by section 145(4) of the Transfer of Land Act as a person appointed to hold or act in any of the following offices (being an office of the Commonwealth) in a country or place outside the Commonwealth, such as:

  • ambassador

  • minister

  • high commissioner

  • head of mission

  • commissioner

  • chargé d’affaires

  • consul or secretary at an embassy

  • high commissioner’s office

  • legation or other post

  • consular-general

  • consul

  • vice-consul,

  • trade commissioner, and

  • consular agent

Landgate also require specific identification requirements and you will be required to provide the following documents:

  • Current and original rate notice issued by the local Government Council for the property

  • Current and original passport of the transferor; and

  • Current and original drivers licence for the SELLER

These identification documents must be copied, sighted and certified by a Consular official as described above and be provided for each seller.

This would be performed as part of the settlement process, and BAFC Settlements are happy to provide information as we progress through settlement in regards to this.

Why choose BAFC Settlements for your next property settlement

All team members know of every project, so someone is across your transaction at all times.

With so many years in the industry and having managed all manner of transactions, we have the knowledge to deal with all situations

We can come to you. Life is busy enough and we understand that

Need personalised advice on your settlement?

From your first property enquiry to final sale, your BAFC settlement agent is there to guide you through the exciting process of selling and purchasing real estate.

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What our valuable customers say about us

I could not recommend BAFC Settlements more highly. I have used them mostly in my capacity as a lawyer where they have conducted client settlements for me with the utmost professionalism and ease. It is always a pleasure and a relief knowing my matters are safe with them. Thank you to the team down there.

David Johanssen

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Bill Scibilia

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Her communication was impeccable, always kept up to date with what was happening.
Always going above and beyond to help and answer any questions.
Would definitely recommend and use BAFC again.

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Highly recommend. Excellent professionalism and communication. Made my first time home buying experience a breeze. Thank you Amanda 😊

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