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Old 09-14-2017, 04:32 AM
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How to prove joint ownership of a car

Hi guys,

My partner and I recently bought a second hand car together. When we did the transfer at the office of the Department of Transport, the only ridiculous thing they gave us was a ticket/bill, like the one you get at the supermarket when you buy your groceries.

Because the car must have a first nominated ownership and then the other owners, we put my partner (australian) as the main owner, which is completely okay with me, of course , but we wanted to add this information to our partner visa application, and it turns out that in that ridiculous bill/ticket they gave us, only my partner's name is displayed as the owner of the car, and not mine.

I have tried to find a way on-line, with a REGO check or whatever it is, and the only thing they show is the vehicle license expiry date.

How are we supossed to prove that we own it together when they didn't give anything to us?

I am completely disappointed at the system (well, like many I guess). I/we supossedly own a car and I/we can't prove it, and all my partner and I have got is a bill, as if we had bought a carrot at Aldi or Coles. Bravo.

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Do you have a contract of purchase with both of your names on it?
Did you pay for the car/rego with a joint account? Or did you transfer money into your partner's account (viceversa?)
Do you have a car insurance that states both of your names?

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We don't. We filled out some forms they gave to us in the department of transport, one with a green and red copy and another one to fill in for the joint ownership.
When we went to the deparment, they kept all the forms + a copy of our passport in the same sheet (they scanned our passports together) and the only thing we were given was the bill that shows we paid for the transference fee.


Yes & no. We paid the transference vehicle license fee with a debit card from our joint bank account at the department of transport, but we paid from our respective bank accounts for the car, 50% each.

Yes, we have an insurance together

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Use the bank statements and explain that you each paid 50%, and the statement from your joint account that shows the rego.

include the insurance certificate with both of your names (same goes for joint contents insurance and partner private health insurance if you have those).

If I were you, I'd try to get some sort of written confirmation from the person/company you bought the car from. Something that states that they sold the car to both of you. Just some extra evidence...

Unfortunately it's not always easy to get all official docs and you have to get a bit creative. Good luck!

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Thanks for your advice.

I went today again to the department of transport, but not success. They say it is in the system but they can't give me any evidence

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We paid the transference vehicle license fee with a debit card from our joint bank account at the department of transport, but we paid from our respective bank accounts for the car, 50% each.

Yes, we have an insurance together
That should be more than enough to show a joint interest in the car. Not sure what you're worried about.

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Thanks Nick.

Well I am worried because I can't prove she and I own the car together, regardless of how official it is in the department's system.

If I upload the evidence that each of us paid 50% plus the evidence that we paid the transference vehicle license fee with a debit card from our joint bank account, it shows that we have a joint interest, that's right. But there is nothing there that says both she and I legitimely own that car especially when only her name appears on that bill/invoice supermarket-style they gave to us.

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That's a separate issue then, not partner visa related. You want proof of owning half the car then you need to contact someone at motor vehicles or the like. For partner visa purposes, Nick told you that is evidence enough.


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well alright. I'll follow your advice guys. thanks

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Thanks Nick.

Well I am worried because I can't prove she and I own the car together, regardless of how official it is in the department's system.

If I upload the evidence that each of us paid 50% plus the evidence that we paid the transference vehicle license fee with a debit card from our joint bank account, it shows that we have a joint interest, that's right. But there is nothing there that says both she and I legitimely own that car especially when only her name appears on that bill/invoice supermarket-style they gave to us.
Are you worried about proof at the time of selling? If so, I think both owners have to sign at the time you sell.

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