COVID-19 Series: Remote Witnessing

Alongside the existing e-contracts and e-signing, there have been legislative responses to COVID-19 social distancing that have allowed e-witnessing.

A signature for a document that is required to be witnessed under NSW and ACT law may be witnessed by a system of communication that allows each user to see and hear the other.

The witness must observe the signing through the system of communication and sign a copy of the document in real time and the witnessing requirements are taken to be satisfied.

Following this, the witness can sign the document or a copy of the document as soon as possible.

Documents can also be certified, sworn and attested using such a system.

Please get in contact if you need anything at all including:
👉🏻 affidavits
👉🏻 health directions
👉🏻 wills
👉🏻 general Powers of Attorney
👉🏻 enduring Powers of Attorney

NSW has passed legislation allowing for remote witnessing of these types of documents and also deeds or agreements, and statutory declarations.

Grab our downloadable fact sheet on remote witnessing here.

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