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VIC Solicitor Asked for Passport for Verification - Will Drivers Licence Do?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by Frankie, 25 July 2015.

  1. Frankie

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    Hi, I have been informed I have been left a small amount of money by a relative in their will. The solicitor has asked for a copy of my passport as proof of who I am. My passport is out of date, will it still suffice? If not, will my drivers licence do?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Frankie

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    How long does it take to get an answer to my question? Do I have to wait here, for answer, or do you inform me by email of the answer. I'm not being smart, I just need to do things and am wondering how long it takes to get an answer. I also forgot to mention, the solicitor I am dealing with is in Ireland.
     
  3. winston wolf

    winston wolf Well-Known Member

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    Hi Frankie.

    How forums work is that when one or more of the members have an answer they will post it when they get a chance. It is a community rather than a paid service.

    Firstly are you sure of the validity of the lawyer as is a lot of identity theft? (Just saying in case)

    As to the lawyers requirement it will depend on them in the first instance. Have they rejected a certified copy of your licence?
     
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  4. Frankie

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    Thank you so much for your reply Winston. The solicitor is valid and I have not asked as yet if the license will suffice. It's difficult enough to get them to reply to my emails, I want as little contact as possible with them. Would the out of date passport along with the license, perhaps do the trick? :)
     
  5. winston wolf

    winston wolf Well-Known Member

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    If you cant contact them and it is all you have, give it a go.

    Have both copied in colour and have them certified by a JP.
     
  6. Frankie

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    Thank you Winston, that's a very good idea.
     

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